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  • Putting a stop to Assad and his atrocities

    Putting a stop to Assad and his atrocities
    Four years ago, thousands of Syrian men, women and children took to the streets peacefully to demand their right to basic human freedoms. They were met with violence from a regime that has since systematically intensified its brutality. The killing has...
  • Islamic State find allies among Tunisia militants

    The attack on Tunisia's national museum and the nearby parliament on Wednesday, for which the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility, tops years of radical violence that has rocked the country after the 2011 revolution that overthrew the country's...
  • French president calls for preservation of Iraq, Syria art

    French president Francois Hollande has issued a call to preserve the cultural heritage threatened by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, after extremists have demolished relics and pillaged archaeological sites in both countries. Hollande...
  • Syria investigating circumstances of US aircraft crash

    A Syrian military official said Wednesday that an investigation is underway into the alleged downing of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft by Syrian air defenses along the country's Mediterranean coast. A U.S. official said Tuesday that a U.S. Predator drone...
  • Activists accuse Syrian military of deadly poison gas attack

    Syrian activists and the Western-backed opposition accused the government Tuesday of carrying out a chlorine gas attack against a rebel-held town that killed at least six people and left dozens, including children, choking and gasping for breath. The...
  • U.S. military loses contact with Predator drone flying over Syria

    A Pentagon official confirmed the U.S. military lost contact with an unarmed Predator drone Tuesday while it was flying above northwestern Syria, but could not corroborate reports that the aircraft was shot down by President Bashar Assad’s air...
  • 9 Albanians on trial for allegedly recruiting Syria fighters

    Nine Albanian Muslims, including two preachers, have gone on trial in Albania on charges of recruiting and sending more than 70 men to fight with rebel groups in Syria. The suspects were arrested a year ago and charged with promoting and funding...
  • Official: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

    A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday. The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday and...
  • Turkish reports claim smuggler for Islamic State worked for Canada

    ANKARA, Turkey A Syrian former army lieutenant who defected from the military three years ago has become the central figure in a tale of intrigue that ended last month in the flight to the Islamic State of three British schoolgirls. Everyone agrees...
  • UN chief accuses Syria of violating buffer zone with Israel

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused the Syrian government of violating a 1974 agreement creating a buffer zone between Syria and Israel and warned that firing back and forth across the separation line jeopardizes the cease-fire between the two...
  • Feds: US Air Force vet tried to join Islamic State group

    A U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic plotted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and was arrested on terrorism charges, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, of Neptune, New Jersey, was due Wednesday in...