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Syrian Civil War

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  • Al Qaeda affiliate besieges two Syrian towns

    Al Qaeda affiliate besieges two Syrian towns
    Islamist rebels were trying to wrest control Sunday of a pair of besieged pro-government towns in northern Syria, according to opposition and loyalist accounts. Fighters from Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, launched Grad missiles and mortar...
  • Syrian rebels, increasingly desperate, turn to tunnel warfare

    Syrian rebels, increasingly desperate, turn to tunnel warfare
    For three days, Syrian rebels dug through a wall of a library that housed a trove of historical religious texts, and underneath an adjacent road. When they were done with the 50-foot-long tunnel, they waited at one end of it for a tank to drive by,...
  • CIA intelligence gap hinders counter-terrorism efforts in Syria, Iraq

    In mid-September, as the U.S. military prepared to launch cruise missiles against Islamic State militants in Syria for the first time, CIA analysts lobbied to expand the target list to include eight possible locations for leaders of a band of battle-...
  • Syria's Assad would consider U.N. cease-fire proposal for Aleppo

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that his government would consider a United Nations-backed proposal for a cease-fire in the embattled northern city of Aleppo, state media reported. The Syrian government views the U.N. idea as “worth...
  • 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...
  • Grisly video shows aftermath of airstrike on Syrian camp, activists say

    Blackened corpses mutilated by shrapnel: The horrific images are the aftermath, activists say, of yet another barrel bombing by Syrian government forces. The target of Wednesday’s strike was a displaced-persons camp in the northern Syrian province...
  • Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria

    Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been under...
  • Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Kobani, Syria: Kurdish official

    Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Kobani, Syria: Kurdish official
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied U.S.-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents....
  • Activist videos from Syrian war get their own film festival

    Over the last 3 1/2 years, the Syrian civil war has produced terabytes of battlefield videos, made by auteur activists who have flooded social networking sites such as YouTube, Instagram and LiveLeak. It's often a dangerous task, taking video during...
  • Denver Somalis fear fallout from trio's apparent bid to join militants

    Denver Somalis fear fallout from trio's apparent bid to join militants
    Abi Mohammed was dashing about his small kitchen early Wednesday preparing rice and goat for the lunchtime rush when he paused to get something off his chest. "I don't care if they are young, they should be prosecuted," said Mohammed, owner of Kin...
  • U.S. airdrops arms, medicine to Kurdish militia on Syrian border

    U.S. airdrops arms, medicine to Kurdish militia on Syrian border
    The U.S. military said late Sunday it used cargo planes to drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the Syrian border town of Kobani to help them in their fight against Islamic State militants, who have been trying to...