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  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
  • Al Qaeda-linked fighters seize two Syrian army bases

    Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and other Islamist groups have seized two major army bases in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, rebel activists said. After two days of heavy fighting, the groups - including Jund Al-Aqsa and Ahrar...
  • Syrian rebels defending hold on strategic southern crossroads

    Syrian rebels defending hold on strategic southern crossroads
    Syrian government forces and rebels were waging a fierce battle Saturday for control of a strategic crossroads in a southern Syrian town, according to opposition activists and official accounts. Fighters affiliated with the Southern Front, a West-backed...
  • Islamic State seen as interloper by larger militant groups

    Since declaring a caliphate, Islamic State has garnered support from more than a dozen Islamist militant groups in the Middle East and Asia, but the dearth of endorsements by many of the largest and most recognizable groups serves to underscore the limits...
  • Israeli Canadian woman said to deny capture by Islamic State

    Israeli Canadian woman said to deny capture by Islamic State
    After 24 hours of swirling rumors of her capture by Islamic State, an Israeli Canadian woman who joined Kurdish fighters in Syria appears to have surfaced on Facebook to dispel the reports. “Guys, I’m totally safe and secure.... Ignore the...
  • Kaine, recalling Lebanon trip, concerned by WFP cut in aid to Syrian refugees

    Sen. Tim Kaine was clearly moved by the plight of refugees from Syria's civil war during his visit to Lebanon back in February -- and now worries that their situation is getting worse. The latest bad news is that the UN World Food Program is...
  • Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a move seen as likely to put pressure on the Islamist chief. The woman was...
  • Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory...
  • Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants

    Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants
    At least 24 refugees died in chilly, choppy waters off the Turkish coast after a smuggling vessel transporting them sank at the confluence of the Bosporus strait and the Black Sea, Turkish media reports said. Rescue teams said the overloaded boat was...
  • U.S. downplays gains by Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

    Al Qaeda-linked fighters have overrun key northern bastions of U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and were menacing a major border crossing, dealing a heavy blow to American hopes that moderate Syrian factions would provide significant aid in the battle against...
  • Islamic State captured, beat Kurdish boys in Syria, rights group says

    Islamic State captured, beat Kurdish boys in Syria, rights group says
    The Islamic State militant group kidnapped and tortured dozens of boys in Syria this year, beating them with hoses or electrical cables and forcing them to watch videos of beheadings and combat, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The youths, ages 14 to...