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UK could join American air strikes in Iraq and Syria, warns David Cameron – Telegraph.co.uk


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UK could join American air strikes in Iraq and Syria, warns David Cameron
Telegraph.co.uk
The Prime Minister said he will re-examine the possibility of Britain launching military strikes in Iraq and Syria after calls for action by Conservative backbenchers. He compared the crisis to the one faced in Libya in 2011, when he launched air
'I smuggled jihadists into Syria'BBC News
Majority of Britons opposed to bombing Isis in Iraq and Syria but David The Independent
Majority oppose Iraq and Syria actionHerald Scotland
The Guardian -CNN
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 7:29 am

Syria rebels clash with government forces in Golan Heights – Fox News


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Syria rebels clash with government forces in Golan Heights
Fox News
Syria's state news agency said the military killed "many terrorists" and destroyed a heavy machine gun in the fighting. The government refers to those trying to oust President Bashar Assad as terrorists. Heavy clashes have raged in the area since
Philippine peacekeepers rescued in Syria's Golan HeightsBBC News
Israel Shoots Down Drone That Crossed From SyriaWall Street Journal
Israeli army on high alert as UN hostage crisis in Syria raises prospects of National Post
The Guardian -Jerusalem Post -New York Times
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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 4:10 am

Following a dangerous path to radicalisation in Syria – BBC News


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Following a dangerous path to radicalisation in Syria
BBC News
Douglas McAuthur McCain went to Syria, one of the many Americans who have taken part in the civil war, and died while fighting alongside Islamist militants. How did he and other Americans make their way to the battleground? About 100 US citizens have …

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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 1:55 am

ISIS using cluster ammunition in Syria: HRW – Al-Arabiya


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ISIS using cluster ammunition in Syria: HRW
Al-Arabiya
Syrian government forces have used at least 249 cluster munitions since mid-2012 in multiple locations in 10 of Syria's 14 governorates, based on video and film evidence, witness accounts, and research by Human Rights Watch and others. The actual …
Syria: Evidence of Islamic State Cluster Munition UseHuman Rights Watch
IS used cluster munitions in SyriaMiddle East Monitor

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Posted on 2 September 2014 | 1:52 am

Teenage girl allegedly en route to Syria is arrested in French airport – Los Angeles Times


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Teenage girl allegedly en route to Syria is arrested in French airport
Los Angeles Times
A teenage girl planning to go to Syria was arrested at an airport in southern France this weekend, and a man accused of recruiting her was arrested hours later, a French government official said. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve did not explicitly
Suspected Jihadist Girl Arrested in France Before Trip to SyriaNBCNews.com
Suspected 16-year-old wannabe jihadist arrested en route to SyriaThe Independent
France Arrests Syria-Bound Suspected Jihadist TeenagerNewsweek
Irish Independent -Mediaite
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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 8:47 pm

Golan Heights peacekeeper crisis: Filipinos escape, Fijians taken hostage – The Guardian


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Golan Heights peacekeeper crisis: Filipinos escape, Fijians taken hostage
The Guardian
The crisis began when Syrian rebels overran the Quneitra crossing located on the de facto border between Syrian- and Israeli-controlled parts of the Golan Heights on Wednesday. A day later, insurgents from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front seized the …

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:12 pm

To Beat ISIS, Focus on Syria – New York Times


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To Beat ISIS, Focus on Syria
New York Times
It was there that ISIS originally ramped up its appeal while fighting against the Syrian government. Today, ISIS is headquartered in Syria and uses Syrian territory to regroup and resupply. In Western capitals there is now a renewed debate about how to
The Syria canard: There is nothing to be doneWashington Post (blog)
Why a strategy to fight ISIS in Syria will take timeCNN
Peter King: US had 'allies lined up' for air strikes in Syria before Obama PolitiFact
CBS News -Press TV
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Posted on 1 September 2014 | 5:03 pm

Syrian army, rebels fight on Golan where peacekeepers held – Reuters


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Syrian army, rebels fight on Golan where peacekeepers held
Reuters
Syria's three-year civil war reached the frontier with Israeli-controlled territory last week when Islamist fighters overran a crossing point in the line that has separated Israelis from Syrians in the Golan Heights since a 1973 war. The fighters also

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 1:52 pm

Israel reportedly shoots down drone from Syria – Fox News


Israel reportedly shoots down drone from Syria
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JERSUALEM – The Israeli military said Sunday that it shot down a drone that entered Israeli-controlled airspace from neighboring Syria, heightening tensions in the volatile Golan Heights. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the aircraft

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 12:41 pm

Philippine troops ‘attacked in Syria’s Golan Heights’ – BBC News


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Philippine troops 'attacked in Syria's Golan Heights'
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Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", Philippine Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin says. He said the assault had started early on Saturday, but gave no details on any casualties. In recent days the

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 3:46 am

Syria – Yahoo News Search Results

Syria rebels clash with Assad forces in Golan Heights – Rebels issue demands in exchange for release of Fijian …

BEIRUT – Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where Al Qaeda-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 4:24 am

Syria rebels issue demands in exchange for release of Fijian peacekeepers

Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.

Posted on 2 September 2014 | 4:24 am

Syria's Assad swears in government, urges reconstruction

Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad swore in his new government on Sunday, saying security and reconstruction would be top priorities and urging ministers to tackle corruption. The new government, appointed earlier this week after Assad's June re-election, takes office as the death toll in the country's conflict since March 2011 soars past 191,000. Assad urged the new government to …

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 8:18 pm

Is it too risky to bomb ISIS inside Syria right now?

Democrats, Republicans divided over whether the U.S. should start attacking extremists in Syria and Iraq without help from allies

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 5:40 pm

France arrests suspected jihadist minor before departure to Syria

A 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels has been arrested in the southeastern city of Nice, France's interior minister said on Sunday. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that border police at Nice airport arrested the girl on Saturday, before her departure "for jihad". A man around the age of 20 was later arrested on suspicion of being …

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 4:17 pm

Syria slams France for not cooperating over jihadists

Syria on Sunday criticised France's President Francois Hollande for his refusal to cooperate with Damascus against jihadists from the extremist Islamic State group. "The French president's insistence on pursuing his campaign of lies since the beginning of the crisis in Syria… has made his country one of those most responsible for the bloodshed in Syria," state news agency SANA quoted the …

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 12:44 am

Westerners linked to extremist groups in Syria

As many as 12,000 foreigners have gone to Syria to fight the government of Bashar Assad. Many have joined extremist groups, including the al-Nusra front, an al-Qaida affiliate, and the Islamic State group, which now controls a territory straddling Syria and Iraq. The State Department lists these foreigners fighting the Assad government in Syria:

Posted on 30 August 2014 | 8:02 am

Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.

Posted on 30 August 2014 | 1:20 am

Syria refugees top 3 million, US has no strategy 'yet'

The number of refugees from the Syria conflict now tops three million, the UN said Friday, as US President Barack Obama admitted he has no strategy to tackle advancing jihadists. In Geneva, UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres said Syria had become the "biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" after a million people joined the exodus in the past year alone. They have fled the war-wracked …

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 4:50 pm

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.

Posted on 29 August 2014 | 3:56 pm

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Islamic extremists cannot be allowed to roam freely in Britain

Telegraph View: Unless the root cause of this poisonous ideology is fixed, we will be fighting the consequences for decades






Posted on 2 September 2014 | 5:20 am

Syrian rebels issue three demands in return for held peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Al-Qaeda-linked militants want to be taken off terrorist list as well as compensation for fighters killed, to ensure safe return of UN workers






Posted on 2 September 2014 | 2:29 am

Syrian rebels issue three demands for held peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Al-Qaeda-linked militants want to be taken off terrorist list as well as compensation for fighters killed, to ensure safe return of UN workers






Posted on 2 September 2014 | 2:29 am

UK could join American air strikes in Iraq and Syria, warns David Cameron

The Prime Minister said he would use a Nato meeting to review whether “military measures” were needed against the “barbaric” extremists of Isil






Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:00 pm

Strip British jihadists of citizenship, demand public

Overwhelming majority of voters want British fighters in Syria and Iraq to be rendered stateless, as David Cameron announces new terrorism powers






Posted on 1 September 2014 | 7:54 am

Barack Obama on Iraq and Ukraine: ‘President Dolittle’ comes back empty-handed

Nato members can expect little help from the increasingly diminished occupant of the White House – so who is going to stop aggression by Putin and the Islamic State, asks Peter Foster






Posted on 1 September 2014 | 5:00 am

Israel shoots down drone over its Syria border

The country now faces the prospect of a wider intervention the Syrian civil war






Posted on 31 August 2014 | 7:49 pm

Filipino UN troops escape standoff in the Golan Heights

Philippines military chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang says that more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels






Posted on 31 August 2014 | 10:37 am

All Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights now safe

More than 70 UN peacekeepers have managed to escape after Golan Heights came under attack from Syrian rebels






Posted on 31 August 2014 | 1:43 am

Barack Obama refuses to decide and fails to act

Instead of a strategy to deal with Isil and Russia, the presidency offers veiled threats, says Janet Daley






Posted on 30 August 2014 | 5:16 pm