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US reveals failed special forces mission to free James Foley within Syria – The Guardian


The Guardian

US reveals failed special forces mission to free James Foley within Syria
The Guardian
Elite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in a risky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to free an American journalist, James Foley, before he was killed by militants with the Islamic State (Isis), the Pentagon announced on Wednesday.
US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria FailedABC News
US military tried but failed to free FoleyBBC News
US military failed in secret Syria rescue mission this summerTelegraph.co.uk
USA TODAY -Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:16 am

Islamic State militants seize four more foreign hostages in Syria – The Guardian


The Guardian

Islamic State militants seize four more foreign hostages in Syria
The Guardian
The latest captives, two Italian women, a Dane and a Japanese national, were seized in or near Syria's largest city. All held are either reporters, photographers or aid workers taken near Aleppo or Idlib. They have been subsequently moved to Raqqa, the
Iraqis Say Some Commanders of Insurgency in Iraq Retreat to SyriaWall Street Journal
Islamic State Militants Attack Major Air Base In Eastern SyriaHuffington Post
Islamic State 'has 50000 fighters in Syria'Aljazeera.com
NPR (blog) -The Independent
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:22 pm

American journalist killed in Syria had foreshadowed the pain his death would … – Fox News


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American journalist killed in Syria had foreshadowed the pain his death would
Fox News
"He was determined to go to Syria and he wanted to get the point of view of the Syrian people told," said Andrew Meldrum, assistant Africa editor for The Associated Press, who worked with Foley at GlobalPost in Boston. "He could have continued to work

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 7:04 pm

British Isis militant in James Foley video ‘guards foreign hostages in Syria’ – The Guardian


The Guardian

British Isis militant in James Foley video 'guards foreign hostages in Syria'
The Guardian
The FBI, MI5 and Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command were all on Wednesday night racing to identify the militant who fronted the propaganda video that showed the brutal murder of Foley, the journalist who had been missing in Syria since 2012.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 4:49 pm

Syria most dangerous place in the world for journalists – BBC News


BBC News

Syria most dangerous place in the world for journalists
BBC News
At least 69 journalists have been killed as a direct result of covering the Syrian conflict since it began in 2011, the CPJ says; most were killed in crossfire or as a result of explosions, but at least six were confirmed to have been deliberately

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 2:43 pm

Syria: ‘Beheading’ of US reporter a war crime that highlights ‘chilling’ risk – Amnesty International


Syria: 'Beheading' of US reporter a war crime that highlights 'chilling' risk
Amnesty International
The apparent execution-style killing by the Islamic State (IS) armed group of a US reporter who went missing in Syria constitutes a war crime and highlights the urgent need for all states with influence in the region to ensure other missing journalists

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:50 pm

Did a British Jihadist Behead Journalist James Foley in Syria? – NBCNews.com


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Did a British Jihadist Behead Journalist James Foley in Syria?
NBCNews.com
LONDON — Intelligence officials were poring over a video showing the beheading of an American journalist in Syria on Wednesday, urgently seeking confirmation of James Foley's fate as well as clues about the identity of his executioner. The graphic

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 11:27 am

Syrian conflict: Untold misery of child brides – BBC News


BBC News

Syrian conflict: Untold misery of child brides
BBC News
There is an alarming rise in the number of Syrian refugee girls in Jordan being forced into early marriages, according to the new figures from the United Nations. As Orla Guerin reports from Zaatari refugee camp, poverty is forcing some families to

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:25 am

Syria conflict: US bans airlines from flying over Syria – BBC News


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Syria conflict: US bans airlines from flying over Syria
BBC News
American civilian aircraft have been banned from flying over Syria because of the risk from extremist groups. The US's Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said in a statement that such groups were "known to be equipped with a variety of anti-aircraft
FAA bans US airlines from flying over SyriaCBS News
Assad's Forces Carrying Out Dozens Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In SyriaCBS Local
No-fly zone: All US airlines banned from airspace over war-torn Syria after Daily Mail
NBCNews.com -Washington Post
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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 3:16 pm

US bans flights over Syria as report warns of threat to airliners – The Guardian


The Guardian

US bans flights over Syria as report warns of threat to airliners
The Guardian
Armed groups in Syria have several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy commercial planes, according to a new report by an international arms research group that cites the risk of the

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 4:58 am

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Officials: U.S. rescue mission in Syria failed

President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including slain journalist James Foley, but did not find the hostages, senior Obama administration officials said Wednesday.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:43 am

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday.

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 3:40 am

U.S. tried to rescue hostages in Syria, but couldn't find them

U.S. troops sent to Syria earlier this summer on mission to free captive Americans, including since-slain journalist James Foley, but came up empty-handed

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:47 am

Families of U.S. journalists missing in Syria filled with dread

Friends and relatives of Austin Tice, an American journalist who disappeared in Syria two years ago, were preparing to hold a candlelight church vigil for him in Houston on Tuesday when they received shattering news:

Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:43 am

In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:32 pm

Militants attack major air base in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic extremists fired rockets and tank shells Wednesday at a major air base in northeastern Syria, kicking off a long-anticipated offensive to seize the last position held by the Syrian government in a province that is a stronghold of the Islamic State group, activists said.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 4:53 pm

New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a new report by a respected international research group. It cites the risk that the missiles could be smuggled out of Syria by terrorists.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 5:53 pm

Syria airspace ban for US airlines

The US aviation authority bans American carriers from flying over Syria, citing potential security risks from "armed extremist groups".

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 3:19 pm

Why the FAA banned US airline flights over Syria

Rebel groups in Syria have several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles and have shot down Syrian military aircraft. The FAA issued a ban Monday on US commercial airlines flying over Syrian airspace.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 1:17 pm

Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 8:44 am

Syria news

Indonesia president says Islamic State ‘embarrassing’ Muslims

Leader of world’s most populous Muslim-majority country urges Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism






Posted on 21 August 2014 | 2:40 am

US journalist James Foley beheaded by IS – latest

US President Barack Obama says the “entire world” is appalled by the murder of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State






Posted on 20 August 2014 | 10:15 pm

James Foley’s captors sent threat to family to kill their son a week before

White House was informed of email threat ‘full of rage against the US for bombings’ as family pleaded with terrorists for mercy

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 10:00 pm

Another life in British jihadist’s hands after James Foley beheading

David Cameron calls for “patience” in tackling British jihadists who have travelled to Iraq and Syria intent on murder, as fears grew that they could kill a second US journalist






Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:04 pm

‘British’ jihadist who beheaded journalist is Londoner called John

An international manhunt is under way to identify the British militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley, with sources suggesting he is a London-born fanatic called John






Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:04 pm

Barack Obama denounces Islamic State as ‘cancer’ that must be ‘extracted’ from Middle East

US president declares that the US will do ‘what’s necessary to see that justice is done’ as he contrasts ‘courage’ of James Foley with ‘bankrupt ideology’ of his murderers






Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:33 pm

David Cameron condemns ‘barbaric’ killing of James Foley

David Cameron has condemned the on-screen beheading of US journalist James Foley amid a hunt for a British jihadist believed to have carried out the murder






Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:09 pm

Viewing or sharing beheading video could be a criminal offence, police warn

As YouTube and Twitter suspend the accounts of people who share the graphic beheading video, Scotland Yard ones sharing it online could be a crime

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 6:21 pm

Family of kidnapped journalist Steven Sotloff plead with President Barack Obama to save his life

Race against time as Islamic State warns that second reporter will be killed unless Iraq bombing ceases

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:55 pm

Barack Obama: US will do what it must against ‘cancer’ of IS

US President Barack Obama condemns the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley as “a cancer” and said “their ideology is bankrupt”

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:31 pm