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A general view taken on May 18, 2015 shows the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a day after Islamic State (IS) group jihadists fired rockets into the city, killing several people.      (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic State Seizes Parts Of Ancient Syrian Town, Edging Closer To Majestic Ruins

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists seized almost full control of the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra after government defense lines there collapsed on Wednesday, though it remained unclear how close to the famed archaeological […]

05/20/2015

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Graham: ‘More American Soldiers Will Die In Iraq, Eventually In Syria’

Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday that he will run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

05/18/2015

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Angelina Jolie Rips World Powers On Syria’s Refugee Crisis

Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers to help the millions of Syrian refugees.

04/24/2015

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UN Report: ISIS Group Besieges 228,000 In Syrian City

A new United Nations report says the Islamic State group has more than 225,000 Syrians under siege in a single city.

04/21/2015

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Authorities: Terrorism Probe Yields Six Arrests In Two States

Six were arrested in Minnesota and California; federal agents have been tracking young people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic militant fighters.

04/20/2015

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Pentagon: ISIS Loses Ground In Iraq, Makes Gains In Syria

The Pentagon says that while Islamic State militants have lost control of up to 6,500 square miles in Iraq, they have gained a bit of ground in Syria since last August.

04/13/2015

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‘Beyond Inhumane': Palestinian Refugee Camp In Syrian Capital Under Attack By ISIS

Shelling and sporadic clashes struck a Palestinian refugee camp under attack by Islamic extremists in the Syrian capital Monday, a situation that a U.N. official described as “beyond inhumane.”

04/06/2015

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US, Canadian Med Students Traveled to Syria Territory Controlled By Islamic State, Lawmaker Says

A Turkish opposition lawmaker said Monday that an American and a Canadian are among a group of doctors and medical students believed to have traveled from Turkey into territory in Syria controlled by the Islamic State group.

03/23/2015

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Monitoring Group: ISIS Kidnaps At Least 220 Christians In Syria

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have seized more than 200 Assyrian Christians in raids on about 10 villages in northeast Syria this week, a monitoring group said Thursday.

02/26/2015

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Poll: 57 Percent Of Americans Favor Sending US Troops Into Iraq, Syria To Battle ISIS

A new poll finds that for the first time a majority of Americans would favor sending U.S. troops to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

02/19/2015

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