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After Liberation Of Kobane, Kurdish Battle With ISIS Is Not Over

Alessandria Masi reports: Kurdish forces in Kobani reportedly chased the Islamic State group militants from the Syrian city on Monday. This is an immediate win for the Kurds, both strategically and symbolically, but it doesn’t signal a complete ISIS defeat, nor does it signal the end of the Kurdish battle against militants — in Kobani and elsewhere. 719 more words

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5 DAYS IN EASTERN TURKEY

I recently spent 4 wonderful days in Eastern Turkey, specifically in Adana, Mardin and Midyat. As a Turkey virgin, I had no idea what to expect -especially with its dangerous reputation. 707 more words

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Baghdad's Christians Gather Defiantly for Christmas Eve Mass

Iraq’s Christians once numbered about 1.5 million. There are now believed to be less than 500,000 out of a population estimated at 32 million, according to the US State Department’s 2013 International Religious Freedom Report. 341 more words
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