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The Extremist Group Too Violent for al-Qaeda


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Tunnels Egypt Rocket Jihad Hamas Rafah, Photo by Zoriah

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:19 a.m. DST, 30 May 2014 SYRIA — A formerly affiliated subsidiary of al-Qaeda, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), has been committing brutal acts of violence that even al-Qaeda condemns. After being denounced from al-Qaeda as a “deviant organization,” the group is increasing […]

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Women Seeking Safety Encounter Abuse in Syrian Refugee Camps



The Future of Syria - Birth Registration and Statelessness, by Photo Unit

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 00:33 a.m. DST, 10 April 2014 DAMASCUS, Syria – By every metric, the Syrian countryside is a war zone. Suburbs are subject to aerial attacks and corner stores have become foxhole retreats from city gunfights. The death toll now exceeds 150,000 lives. Massacres waged by Syrian troops and rebel […]

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Syria’s Newest Tool of Torture



Body of 7-year old boy killed by a Syrian Army in Dar Al Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, Photo by Peacock Almntouf

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 12:42 p.m. DST, 19 February 2014 International partners worked for months in order to create a plan that would result in Assad ultimately handing over Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons. Although Western countries and Syria-supporting countries like Russia disagreed over many factors, they finally agreed to an agenda that […]

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United States Takes Steps towards a Syrian Intervention



Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, Photo by James Gordon

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 01:35 a.m. DST, 28 August 2013 SYRIA – As was posted a few days ago, the situation in Syria has worsened as reports of larger and more deadly chemical weapon attacks emerge. The UN sent in investigators to inspect and report back on the damage and death toll, but […]

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The Latest Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria



Dead Victims of Syrian Civil War in Ghouta Region, Photo by El Mundo Economía & Negocios

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 03:01 a.m. DST, 24 August 2013 GHOUTA REGION, Syria – President Assad’s regime took violent attacks to a newly horrendous level as it has been reported that their latest chemical weapons attack killed over a thousand people. It has been reported several times thus far that chemical weapons may […]

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