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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Pentagon press secretary: 'We put the best of the United States military in harms way to try and bring our citizens home' - @marieharf

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Pentagon press secretary: Rescue operations to free hostages in Syria involved both air and ground components - @marieharf

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Officials: Special forces launched mission in Syria to rescue US hostages this summer but didn't find any - @AP

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Syrian civil war

Kuwait's security officers arrest Hajjaj al-Ajami, who raised money for mujahideen in Syria, upon his arrival from Qatar - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Syrian civil war

9 people suspected of intending to join Islamic militants in Syria have been arrested in Austria, Vienna prosecutors say - @Reuters

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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Mother of James Foley, journalist purportedly killed in Islamic State video: 'We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people. We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world. We thank Jim for all the joy he gave us. He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person' - statement

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Parents of freelance journalist Austin Tice, who went missing near Damascus, Syria in August 2012, on Islamic State video reportedly showing execution of James Foley: 'The last 635 days, we have had to share a horrible nightmare, which has made us close to the Foley family and our heart goes out to them. We pray eternal rest for James' soul and comfort and peace for his family' - statement

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Syrian civil war

FAA issues new notice restricting US operators from flying over Syria amid ongoing conflict - @FAANews

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Syrian civil war

Forces loyal to Syrian President Assad hit eastern Syrian city of Raqqa with more than 2 dozen air strikes, targeting areas controlled by ISIL, monitoring group says - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Editor's note: The Pentagon's Press Secretary says tweets and press reports about US airstrikes in Syria are completely false. We have not published any of these reports and will continue to monitor for more information. - Grace

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Iraq crisis

Australia will offer to resettle some 4,400 people fleeing violence in Iraq and Syria - @AFP

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Syrian civil war

Monitoring group: Islamic State militants executed 700 members of al-Sheitaat tribe in eastern Syria during past 2 weeks - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Activists: Islamic State extremists capture 3 villages in northern Syria near Aleppo as they close in on stronghold of rival rebels - @AP

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Iraq crisis

Metropolitan Police prepared for return of hundreds of British Jihadists from fighting in Iraq and Syria - @itvnews

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Syrian civil war

Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah take almost full control of a town just outside Damascus from rebels - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Islamic State seizes several towns and villages from rival Islamist groups in Syrian province of Aleppo, monitoring organization says - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

John Kerry says photo of a child clutching severed head of a Syrian soldier is 'one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever displayed' - @AP

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Photo: Stranded Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Arsal begin returning home - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Updated death toll from Gaza conflict: 1,886 - roughly the same as 10 day July-Aug toll worst period in Syrian civil war - @BillNeelyNBC

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Syrian civil war

At least 30 charred bodies discovered at a Syrian refugee camp near Arsal, Lebanon - @DailyStarLeb

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