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Famed Syria Crusader Castle Survives Fierce Battles
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, society, war, Syria )

Cal
- 309 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The army seized the medieval fortress on Thursday after fierce fighting in the nearby village of Al-Hosn in central Syria, routing rebels who had captured it in July 2011.
What Is Islamic State? ISIS for Dummies
World  (tags: ISIS, Terrorism, Iraq, Syria, Middle East, War, Ethnic cleansing )

Barry
- 140 days ago - bbc.com
Its brutal tactics - including mass killings and abductions of members of religious and ethnic minorities, as well as the beheadings of soldiers and journalists - have sparked fear and outrage across the world and prompted US military intervention.
A Half Billion More for WHAT? ACTION
World  (tags: government, violence, war, money, politics, usa, Syria )

Nancy
- 208 days ago - act.rootsaction.org
President Obama has requested another half a billion dollars to arm and train "appropriately vetted" fighters in Syria to help them kill better.
Rwanda Genocide Survivors Lament Syria on Eve of 20th Anniversary
World  (tags: genocide, Rwanda, Syria, ehtnic cleansing, war, world, politics, violence )

Cal
- 294 days ago - macleans.ca
Survivors haunted by the lessons the world has yet to learn from the slaughter of approximately 800,000 ethnic Tutsis
Syria's Unknown Victims: The Thousands Missing or Dead in Regime Custody
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, Syria, Refugees&Relief, humanrights, government, death, middle-east, war )

Cal
- 320 days ago - theguardian.com
Among the more than 100,000 dead in the three years since the Syrian civil war began are at least 11,000 disappeared into the Assad regime's custody. But the true number may be much higher,
Hamas Isn't ISIS, ISIS Isn't Hamas
World  (tags: Hamas, ISIS, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, Iraq, Syria, Mahmoud Abbas, Netanyahu, Larry Derfner )

Dandelion
- 154 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 Lost Children: France Takes Stock of Growing Jihadist Problem
World  (tags: children, extremism, jihadists, Syria, radical Islam, world, society, politics, freedoms )

Cal
- 77 days ago - spiegel.de
More than 1,000 young people from France have joined extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, more than from any other European country.
Islamic State Militants Seize More Territory in Syria
World  (tags: world, politics, violence, war, ISISI, Syria, middle-east, conflict )

Cal
- 165 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.
This Week in Pictures
World  (tags: politics, humanrights, photos, blackbirds, Syria, Ukraine, Thailand, Yemeni, weather, world, animals, climate-change )

Nancy
- 241 days ago - nbcnews.com
Caps off for cadets, a spelling bee stumps, Ukraine elects a candy man, baby birds beckon, canoes paddle down the highway, and more.
United to End Genocide ACTIONS
World  (tags: humanrights, war, world, Syria, Burma, Sudan, violence, conflict )

Nancy
- 227 days ago - endgenocide.org
Caught in the Crossfire: Act now to stop the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Stop Ethnic Cleansing in Burma. Act Now for Peace, Security and Accountability in Sudan.
Assad's New Bomb: Syrian Regime Hasn't Abandoned Chemical Weapons
World  (tags: world, violence, society, politics, war, middle-east, Syria, Refugees&Relief, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, ethics, death, government, news )

Cal
- 257 days ago - spiegel.de
Despite its pledge to eliminate chemical weapons, the Assad regime is attacking towns and villages with chlorine gas bombs. SPIEGEL visited the communities hit by the most recent bombings to interview victims, doctors and eyewitnesses.
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
- 171 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.
Turkey Downs Syria Military Jet 'in Airspace Violation'
World  (tags: conflict, governments, humanrights, middle-east, politics, Syria, Turkey, media, society, violence )

Kit
- 308 days ago - bbc.com
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says its armed forces have shot down a Syrian military jet which had violated its airspace.
Syria Peace Talks End First Round in Deadlock
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, news, Syria, peace talks in Syrian Conflict, society, violence, war )

Cal
- 358 days ago - jpost.com
Sides refuse to yield on firm positions. With no achievement of substances, focus is now to keep talks ongoing.
French Hostage Herve Gourdel Beheaded By Militants In Algeria: US Watchdog
World  (tags: Algeria, France, Iraq, Syria, Herve Gourdel, Jund al-Khilafah, ISIL, Daesh, Human Rights, terrorism, violence, death, crime, politics, middle-east, world )

Carrie
- 123 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Herve Gourdel was kidnapped in Algeria's northeast on Sunday by militants of Jund al-Khilafah. The group threatened to kill the man if France did not halt its participation in the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq.
 

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