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US reveals failed special forces mission to free James Foley within Syria
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.
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Posted on 21 August 2014 | 1:16 am
Islamic State militants seize four more foreign hostages in Syria
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
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:22 pm
American journalist killed in Syria had foreshadowed the pain his death would …
"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 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
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
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?
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
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
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 …
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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 3:16 pm
US bans flights over Syria as report warns of threat to airliners
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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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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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White House was informed of email threat ‘full of rage against the US for bombings’ as family pleaded with terrorists for mercy
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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
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
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