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  • Rocket attack hits pro-government area of Syria's Aleppo

    A rocket attack on a government-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo Monday killed at least nine civilians, including children, Syrian state media and an activist group said. The official SANA news agency said three children were among nine...
  • Turkey's border with Syria

    This is in response to “In Turkey, a bloody artery; Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows country’s role as jihadi highway” (News, Jan. 29). The Turkish Consulate and community strongly reject the baseless accusations...
  • Syria troops capture villages near Aleppo in surprise attack

    Syrian government forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters captured several villages near Aleppo in heavy fighting Tuesday that left more than 100 dead on both sides, bringing them closer to their goal of besieging rebel-held neighborhoods in the...
  • Despite grisly executions, expanded campaign against Islamic State seems unlikely

    IRBIL, Iraq In the space of two weeks, two grotesque executions by the Islamic State, the first the immolation of a Jordanian pilot held in Syria and the second the beheading earlier this week of 21 Egyptian guest workers in Libya, have dragged America'...
  • Egypt strikes Islamic State in Libya, pushes for international action

    Egypt bombed Islamic State militants in neighboring Libya on Monday and called on the United States and Europe to join an international military intervention in the chaotic North African state after extremists beheaded a group of Egyptian Christians....
  • American hostage Kayla Mueller's boyfriend describes effort to free her

    American hostage Kayla Mueller's boyfriend describes effort to free her
    Kayla Mueller was in a detention cell in Syria, face to face with her boyfriend who was posing as her husband. Had she told her captors she was married to Omar Alkhani, she might have been freed from the hands of Islamic State militants, he said. Instead,...
  • Video purportedly shows Islamic State beheading Christians in Libya

    A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group. The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group — which controls about...
  • New England editorial roundup

    The Boston Globe, Feb. 10, 2015 The pain that Jordanians feel after the brutal murder of downed fighter pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh by Islamic State militants in Syria is one that, after the beheading of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, Americans can relate...
  • Satisfying hawks and doves: Obama's ambivalent war logic

    WASHINGTON — President Obama's request to Congress for authority to use military force against the Islamic State explains his view of why to fight this war. But it doesn't really tell us how. Obama has asked to be liberated and constrained at...
  • U.S. military denies claims of civilian deaths in targeting Islamic State

    U.S. military denies claims of civilian deaths in targeting Islamic State
    The sun was setting over the desert here as Lt. Col. Jose "Ed" Sumangil, commander of a B-1 bomber squadron known as "The Bats," stepped into a room crowded with pilots and crews for a final briefing before the night's combat mission. Sumangil, a U.S....
  • Kayla Mueller was among hostages U.S. commandos tried to rescue

    Kayla Mueller was among hostages U.S. commandos tried to rescue
    An attempt to rescue Kayla Mueller and other American hostages occurred in a July 4 raid previously disclosed by the Pentagon. U.S. special forces commandos conducted a raid in the predawn hours on a prison in Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of...