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Islamic State Militants Seize More Territory in Syria
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, war, ISISI, Syria, middle-east, conflict )

Cal
- 14 days ago - globalpost.com
The advance in northeast Aleppo province is part of a wider Islamic State offensive to seize a belt of territory near the border with Turkey.
Hamas Isn't ISIS, ISIS Isn't Hamas
World  (tags: Hamas, ISIS, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, Iraq, Syria, Mahmoud Abbas, Netanyahu, Larry Derfner )

Dandelion
- 3 days ago - 972mag.com
If anybody accuses me of defending Hamas in what I'm about to write, I accuse them in turn of supporting the war in Gaza because they enjoy seeing Palestinian children killed. One claim is as fair as the other. Good article to think upon after it's read.
The Islamic State Part I
World  (tags: Sunni jihadist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, al Qaeda, Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, Iraq, Syria, US weapons )

Dandelion
- 20 days ago - news.vice.com
The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Flush with cash and US weapons seized during in Iraq, the Islamic State's expansion shows no sign of slowing down.
Islamic State's Bootleg Petro-State May Prove Unsustainable
World  (tags: Islamic State Fighters, black market oil, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, violence, terrorism, middle-east, freedoms, conflict )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
With up to $2 million in daily revenue from black market oil, the Islamic State insurgency not only holds sway over swathes of Syria and Iraq but has also begun to lay the foundations to become a small petro-state. Such is the extent of the threat...
The Quest to Save Syria's History
World  (tags: artifacts, monuments men, Syria, civil war, violence, governement culture, society, middle east, world, news )

Cal
- 21 days ago - spiegel.de
While the civil war in Syria has killed tens of thousands of people, it has also destroyed countless of the country's ancient treasures. Now a number of Syrians are trying to save what artifacts they can -- and are risking their lives to do so.
In Case of Slain Journalist, Negotiations, Silence, Then a Chilling Warning
World  (tags: Syria, journalist, crime, death, middle-east, politics, terrorism, violence, usa, world, war )

Lone
- 6 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Foley's death, highlighting how Syria has become perhaps the most dangerous country on earth for journalists, followed intense efforts by GlobalPost and others to identify his captors
   

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