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Syrian Civil War

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  • Syrian government, Islamic State accused of war crimes

    An independent United Nations commission accused the Syrian government and armed opposition groups of committing war crimes and inflicting "immeasurable suffering" on civilians, in a scathing report released Wednesday that left no side without blame....
  • Syrian rebels seize border crossing into Israel-held Golan Heights

    Fighting in Syria’s civil war reached Israel’s doorstep on Wednesday, with rebels seizing the Syrian side of a crossing into the Israeli-held portion of the Golan Heights and the Israeli army reporting that stray gunfire wounded one of its...
  • In video to militants, captive American's mother pleads for his life

    In video to militants, captive American's mother pleads for his life
    In what is becoming an increasingly public negotiation over the fate of American journalist Steven J. Sotloff, who is being held by the militant group Islamic State, his mother released a video Wednesday pleading for his release. Shirley Sotloff appears...
  • Terrorism experts see long, tough battle to contain Islamic State

    While the world has recoiled in horror at the atrocities committed by Islamic State radicals, the violence has helped the militant group recruit a global force of extremists and furthered its pursuit of a fundamentalist Muslim caliphate in the heart of...
  • Videos and images purport to show killings of captive Syrian soldiers

    Fighters from an extremist Islamist faction killed more than 160 government soldiers captured over the last month in the eastern Syria province of Raqqa, according to both the group's supporters and opposition activists. Backers of the Islamic State,...
  • Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

    Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies
    A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State's territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus. The execution of...
  • U.N. peacekeepers rescued after being surrounded by rebels in Syria

    U.N. peacekeepers rescued after being surrounded by rebels in Syria
    Syrian opposition rebels, including fighters from Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, clashed Saturday with U.N. peacekeepers after a tense two-day standoff near the disputed Golan Heights, according to officials and activists. One group of peacekeepers,...
  • Israel's military says Patriot missile shot down drone from Syria

    Israel's military says Patriot missile shot down drone from Syria
    Israel’s air force shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle that entered the nation's airspace over the Syrian border Sunday, Israeli military officials said. According to an army statement, the drone crossed the border near Quneitra and was destroyed...
  • Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria

    Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria
    A day after his top military advisor opened the door to putting U.S. combat troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appeared to slam it shut again Wednesday, declaring that American troops "do not and will not have a combat mission." The...
  • Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State

    Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State
    The Islamic State militant group released video Thursday that appears to show a captive British journalist in images that mark a departure from the beheadings of hostages that have become the hallmark of the extremists’ propaganda efforts. The...
  • Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters

    Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
    Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. In the...