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  • Sunrise man wanted to be a Syrian freedom fighter, illegally sold guns, feds say

    Sunrise man wanted to be a Syrian freedom fighter, illegally sold guns, feds say
    A Sunrise man accused of carrying out illegal gun sales in South Florida parking lots and traveling to the Middle East with desires to fight in the Syrian conflict, will remain in jail for now, a federal judge ruled Friday. Fernando Diego Rabanal, 26,...
  • Islamic State killed 270 in Syrian gas field battle: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State killed 270 soldiers, guards and staff when they captured a Syrian gas field on Thursday in the bloodiest clash yet between the al Qaeda offshoot and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group...
  • Syria fights to free gas field from Islamic State

    ISTANBUL The Syrian military and the Islamic State engaged in fierce battle Saturday as the government tried unsuccessfully to dislodge the radical Islamists from a gas field seized two days earlier in an attack marked by the executions of 200 soldiers,...
  • Sunnis in Iraq push back against extremists

    BAGHDAD Gunshots rang out one recent evening in the western Iraqi town of Haditha as local tribesmen in pickup trucks celebrated their capture of a few militants belonging to the al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State. Said Abu Faraj, 67,...
  • Top Kurdish security official warns West of Iraq blowback

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Western countries will end up fighting insurgents who have overrun large parts of Iraq on their own doorstep unless they intervene to combat the threat at its source, a senior Kurdish security official said in an interview....
  • More Western fighters joining militants in Iraq and Syria

    Thousands of foreign fighters have bolstered the ranks of militant groups in Syria and Iraq in recent months, according to U.S. officials, driving fresh concern about potential terrorist plots aimed at the United States or its allies. The surge, as well...
  • In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control

    In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control
    The informant began to beg as soon as he was pulled from the police truck, which was painted hot pink, blue and black in a poor attempt at military camouflage. "Where are their places?" officer Abdullah Waisi demanded, holding four arrest warrants for...
  • Catasauqua man dies in 'random shooting' in Syria

    Nazih "Nick" Zarif Mouhrez came to the United States from his native Syria decades ago, worked at various businesses in the Lehigh Valley and raised a family in Catasauqua. But he never forgot his homeland. Mouhrez, 51, who had been in Syria for the...
  • An enemy revisited [Commentary]

    An enemy revisited [Commentary]
    With the meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the United States and Iran find themselves in the peculiar position of seeing their strategic goals fall into step. It is in the interest of neither country to witness the emergence...
  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...
  • Saudi Arabia boosts security on heavily fortified Iraq frontier

    By Angus McDowall ARAR Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The group now calling itself the Islamic State rampaged across the border between Syria and Iraq a month ago and has since declared a caliphate across a swathe of the Middle East from Aleppo to the...