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Syrian Civil War

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • US history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

    WASHINGTON The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State as part of a new coalition that foreign policy analysts already are criticizing as a hollow effort unless the Obama administration proves a commitment to...
  • 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...
  • Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near a border crossing close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that was seized by rebels in some of the heaviest clashes in the strategic area this year, rebels and residents said on Thursday....
  • 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...
  • Syria chemical arms team to disband September 30, probe to go on: U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A joint mission of the United Nations and the global anti-chemical arms watchdog that has overseen the destruction of Syria's toxic gas stocks will shut down on Sept. 30 though a successor unit will continue investigating, the...
  • Family credits Qatar for securing U.S. journalist's release in Syria

    An American journalist and author who spent almost two years in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked captors in Syria was released Sunday after a successful negotiation for which his family credits the Qatari ruling family. Exactly what, if anything, was...
  • Family releases letter James Foley wrote in captivity

    James Foley was held in a cell with 18 other captives, who supported one another and invented distractions like trivia, checkers and Risk to keep up their spirits, according to a letter released by his family Sunday. The letter was posted on the...
  • 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...
  • 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....