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Shocking images of drowned Syrian boy show tragic plight of refugees

Young boy found lying face-down on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum was one of at least 12 Syrians who drowned attempting to reach Greece… 960 more words


Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda fighters to beat ISIS


To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe. 361 more words

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Car Bomb Kills 10 In Syria

At least 10 people have been killed, following a car bomb attack, in the Syrian city of Latakia, a stronghold of embattled President Bashar al-Assad. 322 more words


Sometimes we need to see horrific images like that Syrian boy's body on the beach

As the refugee crisis continues to escalate in Europe, stories about the human toll that this takes on families trying to escape the war in Syria keep hitting the airwaves, including… 937 more words


Instead of Freedom, Annihilation

This piece was published at the Guardian.

In the last week of its Syrian rampage, ISIS bulldozed the 1500-year-old monastery of Mar Elian in al-Qaryatain and blew up the 2000-year-old temples of Baalshamin and Bel in Palmyra. 474 more words