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Iraqi forces retake ground from jihadists

Kirkuk - Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters on Sunday retook areas from jihadists near the Iranian border in an operation that left 20 Kurdish troops dead, security officials said.

Biden, Erdogan seek to find common ground on Syria crisis

Istanbul - US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in a bid to ease strains over the Syria crisis and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

Jihadists launch major attack on Iraq's Ramadi

Baghdad - The Islamic State group launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi Friday, attempting to seize one of the last urban pockets under government control in troubled Anbar province.

Dutch teen remanded after mum rescues her from Islamic State militants

Maastricht - A blonde, blue-eyed Dutch 19-year-old who was rescued by her mother after marrying an Islamic State fighter in Syria, was ordered Friday to be detained pending possible terror charges.

France grapples with homegrown jihadism

Paris - A horrified France was grappling with a new reality on Thursday in which hundreds of its citizens are openly joining jihadist groups and directly calling for attacks on their homeland.

Jihad lures teens from unsuspected corners of France

Paris - For the French public, the idea is deeply jarring: youngsters from everyday backgrounds with names like Maxime, Helene and David joining the jihad or turning up in brutal Islamic State execution videos.

Buses brave 'road of fear' in Syria's divided Aleppo

Aleppo - At dawn Syrian civil servants Abu Asaad and Abu Abdo each begin their commutes across the war-torn city of Aleppo, a once-short journey that now takes 10 hours.

Suicide car bombing kills four in Iraq Kurdish capital

Arbil - A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle in the usually secure Iraqi Kurdish regional capital Arbil Wednesday, killing four people in an attack blamed on the Islamic State (IS) group.

France identifies second national in IS execution video

Paris - France on Wednesday identified a second national who appeared unmasked in a grisly Islamic State execution video and announced it was sending more jets to the region to step up air strikes.

Global 'terror' deaths up by 61 percent: study

London - The number of people killed globally in terrorist attacks jumped by 61 percent in 2013, reflecting the rise of Boko Haram and Islamic State jihadists, the Institute for Economics and Peace said Tuesday.

Turkey fears '2-3 million more refugees' if Aleppo falls

Ankara - Turkey fears another two to three million Syrian refugees could cross its borders if the region of Syria's second city of Aleppo is overrun either by Islamist extremists or regime forces, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday.

Obama orders review of US policy on hostages

Birut - President Barack Obama has ordered a review of US policy on Americans abducted overseas, as intelligence agencies investigate the role of Western jihadists in the beheading of aid worker Peter Kassig.

IS executes nearly 1,500 people in Syria in 5 months: monitor

Damascus - The jihadist Islamic State group (IS) has executed nearly 1,500 people in Syria in the five months since it declared the establishment of a "caliphate", a monitoring group said Monday.

Prosecutors confirm Frenchman in IS execution video

Paris - A young Frenchman was one of the jihadists in an Islamic State video that appeared to show the beheading of Syrian soldiers and a US aid worker, prosecutors said on Monday.

Suspected Western jihadists in 'evil' IS beheading video

Birut - Authorities were on Monday investigating the suspected involvement of Western jihadists in the brutal video by the Islamic State group claiming the beheading of US aid worker Peter Kassig.

Obama confirms 'evil' murder of U.S. aid worker Kassig

President Barack Obama confirmed Sunday the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, calling his beheading at the hands of the Islamic State group "pure evil.

Producer of fake 'Syrian hero boy' video apologises

Stockholm - The producer of a viral video showing a Syrian boy rescuing a girl under gunfire apologised Sunday after the revelation it was fake drew fierce criticism.

ISIS and Al Qaeda strike up alliance in Syria

A report from Associated Press sources says that after a year or more of fighting each other, Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, the Jabhat al-Nusra Front and ISIS have reached an agreement to stop hostilities and work together.

'Pure evil' as IS beheads US aid worker Kassig

Birut - US President Barack Obama condemned as "pure evil" the Islamic State's beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig after the group released a video showing his body Sunday.

Obama rules out alliance with Syria's Assad against IS

Brisbane - US President Barack Obama on Sunday rejected any alliance with Bashar al-Assad against the Islamic State group, arguing that the Syrian ruler was illegitimate and that any such pact would backfire.

IS executioner 'Jihadi John' injured in air strike: Reports

London - The British government said it was investigating reports that "Jihadi John", the British-accented Islamic State militant apparently responsible for the beheading of western hostages, had been injured in a U.S. air strike.

'Syrian hero boy' video was hoax, filmmaker says

Stockholm - A viral video showing a Syrian boy rescuing a girl under gunfire, watched online by millions of viewers, was faked by a Norwegian film crew, according to its director.

Iraq forces break jihadist siege of main oil refinery

Kirkuk - Iraqi forces broke the Islamic State group's months-long siege of the country's largest oil refinery Saturday as America's top officer flew in to discuss the expanding war against the jihadists.

Top U.S. military officer in Iraq to discuss war on Islamic State

Baghdad - The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, arrived in Iraq Saturday to discuss the expanding war against the Islamic State group, a senior US official said.

Islamic State faces war of attrition in Syria's Kobane

Birut - The Islamic State group is locked in a war of attrition in the Syrian border town of Kobane, where Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes are mounting fierce resistance.

Egyptian militants loyal to IS claim deadly attack on soldiers

Cairo - Egypt's deadliest militant group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State jihadists, claimed responsibility for a suicide attack last month that killed 30 soldiers.

Op-Ed: More ISIS war crimes and crimes against humanity

The latest United Nations report about the Islamist State (IS, formerly of course ISIS) group's atrocities in Syria is damning, but certainly not surprising.

UN probe: IS committing 'crimes against humanity' in Syria

Geneva - The Islamic State group is committing crimes against humanity on a large scale in Syria, a UN report said Friday, painting a horrific picture of beheaded minors and women held as sex slaves.

Iraq retakes strategic oil town of Baiji from jihadists

Kirkuk - Iraqi forces recaptured the strategic town of Baiji Friday in a significant victory over the Islamic State group, as the UN accused the jihadists of crimes against humanity in neighbouring Syria.

Britain to seize jihadists' passports, stop them returning home

Canberra - Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday outlined plans to seize passports from British jihadists and stop them returning from fighting overseas, while proposing landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London's no-fly lists.
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A protest in Damscus, Syria
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Dead bodies wrapped after the Houla massacre in Syria
Dead bodies wrapped after the Houla massacre in Syria
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The once beautiful city of Aleppo now lies in ruins
The once beautiful city of Aleppo now lies in ruins
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists, who were killed during what activists said was an ambush, into their graves during their funeral in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 24, 2013. Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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President of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad Al-Jarba
President of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad Al-Jarba
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Members and supporters of the group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which favors establishment of an Islamic state, demonstrate on the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2006.
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Pieces of exploded mortar rounds in the streets of Aleppo on 8/16/12
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Syria s commercial hub Aleppo.
Syria's commercial hub Aleppo.
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A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demonstration, part of Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is wearing a Soviet-made Model ShMS nuclear-biological-chemical warfare masks.
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Network error page from ISP SCS in Syria, identical to similar message in Burma
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Bus Attack in Syria
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One of several building damaged after Syrian military forces launched an attack on a neighborhood in Damascus.
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Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN) joint mission on eliminating Syria's chemical weapons programme, speaks during a news conference in Damascus November 30, 2013
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Satellite imagery of the al-Safira military facility in Syria. The al-Safira military base is the he...
Satellite imagery of the al-Safira military facility in Syria. The al-Safira military base is the headquarters of the Syrian chemical weapons program and contains both a depot for storing chemical weapons as well as a massive laboratory for manufacturing them
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BBC publish image of Iraqi dead when reporting on Syria.
BBC publish image of Iraqi dead when reporting on Syria.
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Map showing the plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
Map showing the plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
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An air-to-air right side view of a Soviet MiG-23 Flogger aircraft. The aging piece of military hardware is currently the premier fighter aircraft of the Syrian Air Force.
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President Obama makes a statement to the press before a meeting with members of Congress on the situation in Syria (September 03, 2013)
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