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ISIS kills at least 148 in Latakia, where people live

Five suicide attacks and two car bombs killed at least 148 people in the Syrian cities of Jableh and Tartus earlier today. The attacks were all carried out by ISIS. 262 more words

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Iraq: will Fallujah fall before the government?

The operation to wrest the city of Fallujah from ISIS has begun, according to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi:

A statement from the military said counterterrorism forces, police, tribal fighters and popular mobilization units — which include an array of Shiite militias — will be involved.

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Be careful what you wish for

The NeverEnding Story Global War on Terror saw some big news over the weekend:

An American drone strike on Saturday in a restive province of Pakistan killed Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the leader of the Afghan…

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I want to know what Love is.

We each gave many types of love relationships- parents, children, spouses, friends. And They’re not always with people; you may love an animal, or a place.

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Catching up: Yemen

Again, I’m trying to get back to some regular blogging after an extended break. But in order to do that, I’ve got to make some sense of what’s been going on while I’ve been away–for my own sake far more than for yours. 1,096 more words

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Two to tango

If yesterday’s post on the deteriorating situation in Aleppo made it sound like it’s Assad’s forces who are doing most of the killing, that’s because…well, because Assad’s forces are doing most of the killing, as they have for the entire war. 337 more words

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Hostilities in Aleppo have un-ceased

When last we checked in, America and Russia were scrambling to salvage a Syrian ceasefire that was beginning to look more like an aspiration than a reality. 404 more words

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