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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US-led forces launched 6 air strikes Thursday against Islamic State in Syria; 5 in Iraq, per US military - @Reuters

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Syria

UN launches 2015 Syria appeal, focuses on helping refugees' host nations-TRFN

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Syrian civil war

US Treasury Department penalizes 6 companies for defying sanctions in effort to halt flow of oil to Syria's government - @nytimes

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

More than 230 people believed to have been killed by Islamic State militants found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, says UK-based monitoring group - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Photo: President Obama tells troops in New Jersey, 'we are hammering these terrorists' in Iraq and Syria - @kevinliptakcnn

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Al Nusra Front militants seize key army base in northwest Syria, monitoring group says - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Congress authorizes $577 billion in US defense spending; measure endorses plan to vet, train Syrian opposition - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Al Jazeera announces death of Arabic correspondent Mahran Al Deeri while covering a gun battle in Al Sheikh Maskin, Syria - @AlJazeera

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Switzerland sentences returning Islamic State recruit to 600 hours of community service in country's 1st sentencing of a foreign jihadist fighter, official says - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

The US launched 7 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria in recent days, and 13 in Iraq along with partner forces - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

3 journalists from Syrian opposition television channel Orient News die in missile attack, Committee to Protect Journalists says - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

After a social media campaign brought in a significant cash infusion, UN food agency says it has reinstated a food aid program that helps feed more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees - @AP

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Syrian sectarian violence in Lebanon

A bomb wounded a Lebanese man in Arsal near the border with Syria, in an attack that appeared to be linked to a local rivalry, Lebanese security official says - @Reuters

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Israel-Syria tensions

UK-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 10 explosions were heard near Dimas Sunday, with 1 missile hitting a warehouse for imports and exports at Damascus international airport - @Reuters

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Israel-Syria tensions

Photos: Syrian media released these images said to show the aftermath of reported Israeli strikes near Damascus - @IsraelBreaking

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Israel-Syria tensions

Syria claims on state TV that Israeli fighter jets have targeted sites near Damascus airport - @AJENews

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Obama's efforts to close Guantanamo Bay

6 Guantanamo prisoners released to Uruguay are 4 Syrians, 1 Tunisian and 1 Palestinian - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Canada has no plans to follow the US in expanding airstrikes against the Islamic State into Syria, foreign minister says - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Syrian government forces repelled attack by Islamic State militants on major air base in the country's east today, activists and state media say - @AP

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Syrian civil war

Syria's al-Qaida offshoot the Al-Nusra Front says it killed a captive Lebanese soldier after authorities failed to release detained women relatives of their leaders - @Reuters

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