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Woman Accused of Recruiting U.K. Teens to Join ISIS in …
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The family of a woman who has been accused of recruiting three teenage girls from Britain to join ISIS in Syria condemned her Sunday for the "misery&quo…

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Why did Turkey invade Syria to dig up the grave of …
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A 1920s treaty that granted Turkey the right to protect a tomb inside Syria resulted in a farcical night-time invasion of its neighbour last week.

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How 'Jihadi John' went from university in Britain to killings in Syria
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Ever since videos emerged of hostages clad in Guantanamo-like orange jump suits kneeling in the sandy Syrian plain before a knife-wielding executioner, a massive efforts to expose his identity have been under way. The Washington Post publicly named …

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France, Britain dismiss calls to renew relations with Syria's Assad
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Former British Army chief Lord Dannant has previously said countries would have to work with Assad to defeat Islamic State, while the U.N. envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said earlier this month that Assad must be part of the solution for defusing …

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Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town
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Islamic State has been forced into retreat across parts of the strategic region, a land bridge between territory it controls in Syria and Iraq, even as its fighters have mounted new raids this week on Assyrian Christian villages, abducting more than …

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Islamic State begins killing hostages; 5000 Christians flee in …
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The Islamic State has begun killing some of the 150 or more Christians taken hostage after the capture of several villages in northeast Syria, Aid to the Church in Need reports. Meanwhile an estimated 5,000 Christians in the …

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US Backing for 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels: Long Reported – Fair
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New York Times map (3/24/13) of arms flowing to Syrian rebels "with help from the CIA." (graphic: Sergio Pecanha/NYT). That the US is arming and training Syrian rebels has been well-documented for over two years, yet …

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French-Syrian relations thaw
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Although the visit of a parliamentary delegation is not newsworthy, the arrival of the four parliament members is more than mere news, after almost three years since France's “declaration of war” on Syria, and the closure of the French Embassy in …

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