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  • Rebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliates

    Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen the opposition take nearly all of a crucial province.
  • Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city

    Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city
    A loose alliance of Islamist rebel groups seized control of a northwest Syrian city on Saturday, officials said, opening a pathway into Syrian government strongholds on the Mediterranean Sea. The rebel factions overran the city of Jisr al-Shughur, 55...

    U.S.-backed rebels team with Islamists to capture strategic Syrian city

    ISTANBUL Rebels, including members of U.S.-backed groups and al-Qaida's Nusra Front, captured the strategic town of Jisr al Shughur in northwest Syria on Saturday. It was the second major setback for the government of President Bashar Assad in Idlib...

    Family erects gold star family monument in honor of son

    They had just come home from shopping that Friday evening when they heard the bell ring. Ken Gurbisz opened the front door, saw three solemn-looking Army officers, and immediately "knew what was going on. My heart sunk." He walked to the kitchen to...

    Iraqi general, 3 officers killed in Islamic State ambush

    Fighters from the Islamic State group ambushed an Iraqi army convoy on Friday with a bulldozer packed with explosives, killing the commander of the Iraqi 1st Division and three of his staff officers north of Fallujah, said military officials. The suicide...