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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Attorney General Eric Holder says US Justice Dept. has opened a criminal investigation into the death of journalist James Foley - @Reuters

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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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American journalist executed by Islamic State

Sources: The English jihadist who beheaded journalist James Foley is believed to be the leader of a group of British fighters holding hostages in Syria - @guardian

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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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Syrian chemical weapons removal

'US Maritime Vessel Cape Ray has completed destruction of its entire consignment of 600 metric tonnes of Category 1 chemicals from Syria' OPCW says - @OPCW

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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 chemical weapons removal

Secretary of State Kerry on destruction of Syrian chemical weapons: 'No one can or ever will wipe away that memory. The images of children suffering at the hands of a monster's illicit arsenal reminded all the world why these weapons have long been shunned by the civilized world and revealed for any who still doubted the true face of Assad. ... In record time, even amid a civil war, we removed and have now destroyed the most dangerous chemicals in the regime's declared stockpiles' - statement

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Syrian chemical weapons removal

President Obama on destruction of Syrian chemical weapons: 'Today we mark an important achievement in our ongoing effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction by eliminating Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile. The most lethal declared chemical weapons possessed by the Syrian regime were destroyed' - @DefenseOne

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Syrian chemical weapons removal

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel thanks US Navy crew aboard Cape Ray for neutralizing 'the most dangerous chemicals in Syria's declared stockpile' - @PentagonPresSec

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Syrian chemical weapons removal

Pentagon: US Navy destroys Syrian chemical weapons aboard US ship Cape Ray - @PentagonPresSec

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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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