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Saving Syrian culture under siege


In the past year, the Islamic State (ISIL) has swept through the region, destroying hundreds-year-old antiquities and prompting looting at battle sites. Continue reading

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Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province

Obama seeks congressional approval for war on ISIL


The authorization would give President Barack Obama the ability to use military force against “ISIL or associated persons or forces.” Continue reading

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Syrian child refugees work in the fields


DOWNLOAD VIDEO The advance of the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant throughout Syria and Iraq has displaced millions of people, leaving many children…read more

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ISIL battles displacing families for winter


Thousands of families have been forced out of their homes in Iraq and Syria as the militant group ISIL overtakes dozens of towns and kills scores of civilians. Continue reading

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Clashes between ISIL and Kurdish armed groups

Turkey reluctant to fight ISIL


Turkey has held back fighting ISIL amid potential conflicts that could complicate their involvement. Continue reading

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