U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Video shows Islamic State executes scores of Syrian soldiers

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Video shows Islamic State executes scores of Syrian soldiers

Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers captures when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted on You Tube on Thursday.

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Obama: U.S. strategy over Islamic State requires Sunni cooperation in Iraq, Syria

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Ahead of a meeting with his national security advisors on Iraq and Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama says degrading Islamic State militants in the long-run will require a regional strategy working with Sunnis in both countries.

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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

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UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

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Obama says 'no strategy yet' as IS executes Syrian troops

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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

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43 UN peacekeepers seized in Syrian Golan Heights: UN

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43 UN peacekeepers seized in Syrian Golan Heights: UN

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations said that an armed group captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Thursday and that an additional 81 troops were trapped.

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Shirley Sotloff pleads with Islamic State leader to release son

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Shirley Sotloff, the mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff who is being held by Islamic rebels in Syria, makes a direct appeal to his captors to release him.

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UN scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict

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UN scales up food supplies for Iraqis fleeing conflict

The UN food aid agency said Wednesday that a convoy of supplies had reached 2,000 desperate families, crammed into the Iraqi city of Karbala after fleeing jihadist attacks.

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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

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U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

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Marijuana up in flames - IS fighters shown burning cannabis field

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Amateur video uploaded to the internet purports to show Islamic State insurgents in Syria's Aleppo province setting fire to a field of marijuana.

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US plans surveillance flights in Syria

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US plans surveillance flights in Syria

The United States is poised to send spy planes into Syria to track Islamist militants, preparing the way for possible air strikes against jihadists there, a senior US official said Monday (Aug 25).

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Qatar seeks to free more U.S. hostages in Syria -source

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Qatar seeks to free more U.S. hostages in Syria -source

Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the Gulf Arab state's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012.

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In moving smuggled letter, Foley told of captive life

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In moving smuggled letter, Foley told of captive life

Murdered US hostage James Foley told his parents of his life imprisoned with 17 other captives in a Syrian dungeon, in a moving smuggled letter.

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Kidnappers free American missing in Syria since 2012

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Kidnappers free American missing in Syria since 2012

The U.S. State Department says the release of American writer, Theo Curtis, from Syria was based on humanitarian grounds and was in no way paid for by the U.S.

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