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1 hr ago | Thanh Nein News

Explosions, gunfire in Syria

Syrian government soldiers advance in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, where they were engaged in heavy fighting against anti-government forces, according to the Syrian army.


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5 hrs ago | Amnesty International

Secret detention in Syria: "We could hear the screams of torture victims"

When Shappal Ibrahim, a peaceful activist with the Union of Young Kurds, was approached by a Syrian government official claiming to be a fellow supporter of the country's "revolution", he did not realize it was part of a ploy to detain him for his human rights activities.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News, US Military Prisons, Prison

9 hrs ago | Dissident Voice

Iraq and Syria: The U.S. Goes In Deeper

The maintenance of superpower prestige above all obligates the Obama Administration to launch a full scale air war against the against the well organized, well supplied and so far victorious barbaric Islamic State in Iraq and Syria .


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Iraq, US News, Liberal Political News

12 hrs ago | The Daily Advance

Douglas Cohn: ISIS group transferring its military attention to Syria

A general misunderstanding of the nature of warfare often leads politicians and the people they represent to assume that military operations move at a controlled pace, a pace that allows time to debate and formulate plans.


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16 hrs ago |

Syria rebels besiege UN position near Golan Heights

Armed militant groups on Saturday besieged a position of the UN peacekeepers in Syria's southern province of Qunaitera, bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.


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20 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Kerry urges global 'coalition' to fight ISIS jihadists

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters keep watch on the Jalawla front line in the northeastern district of Baquba near the city of Khanaqin August 29, 2014.


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Fri Aug 29, 2014


The search for signs of life in Aleppo

War rages across Syria as residents in Aleppo rescue a man from rubble in a war that has already claimed the lives of more than 190,000 people.


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Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State's territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus, Reuters reported.


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Silicon Alley Insider

UK raises alert level as Syria refugees top 3 million

Britain raised its terror alert level Friday over fears of possible jihadist attacks as the United Nations said the number of refugees from the Syria conflict now tops three million.


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Most Americans Now Support Airstrikes In Syria, Poll Shows

A majority of Americans think the United States should expand its military campaign against insurgents in Iraq into Syria as well, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.


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WTKS-AM Savannah

Syria isn't Libya: Obama must consider bolder intervention

The Arab League 's recent actions, first to revoke Syria 's membership, then to impose strong economic sanctions, indicate just how passionate the organization is about ending the violence in Syria.


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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants

A member of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force keeps watch of the Syrian side of the Quneitra crossing from an observation post in the Golan Heights August 28, 2014.


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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Disappearances in Syria: The ghosts of the war

The last time Rania spoke to her friend Mohamed Bachir Arab, was on 1 November 2011.


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Russia Taday

a Carrots and sticks: New Iraq crisis is part of US agenda to target Syria and Iran

By hook or by crook or by carrots or sticks, the US and its NATO and regional allies will not stop targeting Syria and Iran until they vanquish both.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Israel, Opinion

The China Post

IS executes 'more than 160' fleeing Syrian troops

Islamic State jihadists have executed more then 160 fleeing Syrian soldiers, a monitor said Thursday, the latest in a string of brutal abuses alarming Western powers who fear a global spread of the terror.


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Fayetteville Free Weekly

Displaced: Syrian Citizen Overcomes Adversity

Sirin Duman Alkarim, a Syrian Citizen involved with the Syrian Nonviolence Movement, poses with her daughter Denise at her current residence in Fayetteville, Ark.


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The New Zealand Herald

A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.


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The Star Online

Syria chemical arms team to disband Sept. 30, probe to go on - UN

A joint mission of the United Nations and the global anti-chemical arms watchdog that has overseen the destruction of Syria's toxic gas stocks will shut down on Sept.


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Sydney Morning Herald

Syria used chlorine gas and Islamic State committed war crimes, UN says

Geneva: The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents of committing war crimes, including amputations and public executions, sometimes in the presence of children, and said it believed Damascus had used chlorine gas in combating its enemies.


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AME Info

SOS Children's Villages in Syria Distributed over 10000 Food Aid Baskets in Different Provinces

The SOS Children's Villages in Syria proved its commitment in implementing its Emergency Relief intervention strategic plan 2013 - 2014, by executing group of initiatives and programs aimed to support and help Syrian children and their families who got affected by the Syrian conflict.


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