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1 hr ago | Al Jazeera

US man 'fighting for IS group' dies in Syria

A US citizen suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State group fighters, who have seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria, has been killed in Syria, a US official has said.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sunday Herald

Lockerbie suspect 'killed in al-Qaeda bomb blast'

A TERRORIST suspected of being the real mastermind of the Lockerbie bombing has been killed in a bomb blast, according to unconfirmed reports.

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Jerusalem Post

PFLP-GC denies Ahmed Jibril has been killed

Several reports claimed that members of a branch of al-Qaida operating in Syria had managed to kill Jibril, who is affiliated with the Syrian regime.

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NewscastMedia.com

Syrian war planes strike ISIL dens in Deir Ezour province

Newscast Media DAMASCUS-Syrian war planes carried out a series of air raids Tuesday on positions held by ISIL group in eastern Deir Ezour province, state media said.

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Silicon Alley Insider

The US Is Reportedly Giving Information About ISIS To Syria's Assad Regime

The U.S. has begun reconnaissance flights over Syria and is sharing intelligence about jihadist deployments with Damascus through Iraqi and Russian channels, sources told AFP on Tuesday.

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Common Dreams

'Aggression' Against Syria? US Drones Seen as Sign of Looming Airstrikes

Under orders from President Barack Obama, according to reports, U.S. drones are now conducting reconnaissance missions over Syria in what many interpret as the preface to airstrikes in the country.

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Russia Taday

Energy ballet-2: Syria, Ukraine & 'Pipelineistan'

Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia.

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Trend

Syria 2, Opposition 1, World 0

Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 26 By Claude Salhani - Trend: The score currently, if one was to keep track of where things stand at the moment in the Syrian civil war would be as follows: Syria 2, Islamists, 1 and the rest of the world 0. For a short while it was touch-and-go for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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International Business Times

James Foley's Family and Boss Reject Syrian Claim of Foley Killed A Year Ago

James Foley's family and boss had rejected the claims of Syrians who allegedly said the U.S. journalist was killed a year ago.

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International Business Times

US, Syria to Work Together to Vaporise ISIS

An Islamic State militant uses announces to residents of Taqba city that Tabqa air base has fallen to his group Walid al-Moallem, the Syrian foreign minister, maintained his government was willing and ready "to cooperate and coordinate" with any group, including the US, or even join any regional or international alliance just so the ISIS militant ... (more)

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Examiner.com

Obama takes hits from all sides on Syria policy

Hillary Clinton has dissed the president's "Don't do stupid sh*t" foreign policy approach and criticized his handling of Syria.

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Detroit News

Metro Detroit imams denounce ISIS killings

In the shade fronting Dearborn City Hall on Monday evening, Imam Mustapha Elturk passionately denounced Islamic extremists whose alleged murders and crimes in the Middle East have shocked Muslims and followers of other faiths worldwide.

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News9 Oklahoma City

Syria warns US: No unilateral strikes on militants

A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s then throwing his body down the shaft of an abandoned gold mine where it... A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the ... (more)

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Forbes.com

Obama Administration Debates Bombing Syria To Fight Islamic State;...

I am a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. A former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, I also am a Senior Fellow in International Religious Persecution with the Institute on Religion and Public Policy.

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KRVN-AM Lexington

ISIS an 'Incredible' Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

With the Obama White House left reeling from the "savage" slaughter of an American journalist held hostage by ISIS terrorists, military options are being considered against an adversary who officials say is growing in strength and is much more capable than the one faced when the group was called "al Qaeda-Iraq" during the U.S. war from 2003-2011.

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The Daily Star

Six Syrians detained for etching ISIS on a rock

Army intelligence arrested the six Syrians in the village of Nmeirieh in Nabatieh and has begun an investigation into the detained suspects.

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The Globe and Mail

Syria says it's ready to cooperate to fight Islamist militants

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem speaks during a news conference in Damascus August 25, 2014.

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Al Jazeera

Syria could work with West against 'terror'

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has said that his country is ready to work with the international community to battle against "terrorists" within the framework of a recent UN resolution.

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AlertNet

Syria ready to work with any state to fight Islamist militants

Syria said on Monday it would cooperate in any international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the country, after Washington signalled it was considering extending the battle against the group into Syrian territory.

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The Times of Israel

Iraq pleads for help in fight against jihadists

Iraq called Sunday for global support for its fight against jihadists, as Shiite neighbor Iran said it was helping Baghdad resist the militants but not with soldiers on the ground.

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