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Syrian civil war

Members of al-Qaida's Nusra Front and other Sunni Islamists have seized an area south of a Shiite Muslim village in north Syria after clashes with pro-government fighters, opposition activists say - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US and allies have conducted 30 airstrikes on Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq since Wednesday - @CENTCOM statement

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Syrian civil war

UK-based monitoring group says the Syrian air force launched 1,592 strikes across Syria over the past month, killing at least 396 civilians - @Reuters

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US aid worker Peter Kassig killed by Islamic State

American hostage Peter Kassig's parents Ed and Paula Kassig release a statement regarding the video claiming their son has been killed by Islamic State militants, saying in part, 'We prefer our son is written about and remembered for his important work and the love he shared with friends and family, not in the manner the hostage takers would use to manipulate Americans and further their cause' - @FOX59

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US aid worker Peter Kassig killed by Islamic State

British Prime Minister David Cameron say's he's 'horrified by cold blooded murder' of Islamic State hostage Peter Kassig - @BBCBreaking

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US aid worker Peter Kassig killed by Islamic State

Editor's note: Peter Kassig, a former US Army Ranger, was providing medical aid to Syrians fleeing the country's civil war when he was captured inside Syria in October 2013. His friends say he converted to Islam in captivity and took the first name Abdul-Rahman. If confirmed, he will be the 5th Westerner to have been beheaded by Islamic State militants. - Tricia

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G20 Summit 2014

Obama on #Syria at #G20Brisbane: Assad has no legitimacy; to make common cause with him would drive Syrian Sunnis to support ISIL - @BBCBreaking

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Syrian civil war

Rare internal fighting broke out in Syrian rebel stronghold east of Damascus between armed residents and opposition faction this weekend, activists say - @AP

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Syrian civil war

8 Albanians arrested for alleged arms trafficking to Syria - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a 'massive scale' in northeast Syria, UN report says - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

US aircraft fires missiles at al-Qaida militants in Syria as part of campaign against Islamic extremists, officials and an activist say - @AP

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Syrian civil war

Report: Islamic State, al-Qaida branch agree to fight foes together in Syria, opposition figures say - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Attorney General Eric Holder announces Justice Dept. lawyers are on the ground in 14 nations in Balkans, Middle East and North Africa to aid in combatting Syrian foreign fighters - @brianefallon

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Syrian civil war

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel denies CNN report that Obama administration is changing its strategy in Syria and focusing more on toppling Assad - @RichardEngel

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says in House testimony that the White House is not changing its Islamic State strategy to target Syria's President Assad - live video

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Syrian civil war

Photo: View of the destruction in the Sukari district of Aleppo, Syria - @AFPphoto

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Syrian civil war

US State Department updates Syria travel warning: 'The potential for hostile acts exists throughout the country, including kidnappings and the use of chemical warfare against civilian populations' - @StateDept

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US-led forces conducted 16 airstrikes in Syria, 7 in Iraq since Monday - @CENTCOM statement

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Syrian civil war

Food and aid supplies enter a southern Damascus neighborhood thanks to local ceasefire agreement - @Reuters

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR reports that about 13.6 million people have been displaced by conflict in Syria and Iraq in recent years - report

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