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Syrian Civil War

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  • More troops ordered to Iraq as 2nd U.S. journalist beheaded

    More troops ordered to Iraq as 2nd U.S. journalist beheaded
    President Obama on Tuesday ordered 350 additional troops be sent to Iraq, as the apparent beheading of a second American journalist raised pressure on the U.S. to take decisive action against the militant group Islamic State and protect Americans...
  • Obama: Video of Steven Sotloff is authentic; U.S. won't be intimidated

    U.S. intelligence officials have verified the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Obama said Wednesday as he declared the U.S. would “not be intimidated” by the Islamic State...
  • 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...
  • U.S. considers attacking Islamic State militants in Syria

    Declaring that the beheading of an American journalist was a terrorist attack on the United States, the Obama administration said Friday that it was weighing how to confront Islamic State militants in Syria, in what would be a major escalation of U.S....