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3 Colo. teen girls were Syria-bound, reports say
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Three Denver-area teenage girls were reunited with their families after being stopped in Germany during a possible attempt to join Islamist fighters in Syria. Two girls are sisters, ages 15 and 16, of ethnic Somali origin, and the third teen is from …

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As US attacks Islamic State, Syria steps up assaults on moderate rebels
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BEIRUT — Syrian government forces have dramatically intensified air and ground assaults on areas held by moderate rebels, attempting to deliver crippling blows as world attention shifts to airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State …

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Iraqi Kurdish Lawmakers OK Fighters for Syria
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Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground.

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Turkey opens border to 45,000 Kurds fleeing Isis militants in …
www.theguardian.com

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have fled across the border into Turkey in the last 24 hours to escape Islamic State (Isis) fighters, the Turkish government has said. The country opened eight crossing points along a 20-mile …

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Arrests in Bedfordshire and London on suspicion of Syria …
www.express.co.uk

A WOMAN and a man were today arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts in connection with the conflict in Syria.

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US 'grateful' after teens bound for Syria intercepted
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Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. is grateful to Germany after three Denver-area teenage girls were stopped in Frankfurt over the weekend during a possible attempt to join Islamist fighters in Syria. "We are very, very grateful for Germany …

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Syrian Girl who posts her views on ISIS, al-Assad, and the US
www.dailymail.co.uk

She has been labelled everything from a government spy to a pro-Bashar al-Assad mouthpiece to a Kim Kardashian wannabe. But Syrian-Australian blogger Maram Susli, who goes by Mimi Al Laham or 'Syrian Girl', says she is just a patriot 'dedicated to the …

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Officials: 3 Denver girls played hooky from school and tried to join ISIS
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Two U.S. officials say they had planned to join militants with ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. A former jihadist speaks out. Out of the blue. The girls' parents say they had no idea their children planned to travel. None of them had ever run …

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