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U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria ISIS has become more attractive to would-be militants because, unlike Al Qaeda, it has seized territory that it rules by strict Islamic law.
New York Times | Aug 29, 2014 01:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.
NPR.org | Aug 28, 2014 9:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
NPR.org | Aug 28, 2014 8:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
With Drones In Flight Over Syria, Questions Of Airstrikes Rise With Them U.S. surveillance drones have begun to maintain a presence over Syria, preparing for possible airstrikes against the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. A mission to expand airstrikes inside Syria raises new questions, though, and critics
NPR.org | Aug 28, 2014 8:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Shale Oil in Texas Keeps Gas Prices Affordable The South Texas Eagle Ford formation is producing around one million barrels of crude oil a day, helping to offset prices hikes on global turmoil.
New York Times | Aug 28, 2014 7:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Missing Americans Body Found Near Jerusalem, Israeli Police Say The police said they had identified the body of Aaron Sofer, 23, from New Jersey. There were no immediate signs of foul play.
New York Times | Aug 28, 2014 7:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Islamic State group executes Syrian soldiers Victims shot and stabbed in the latest brutal mass killing by armed group already accused by UN of war crimes.
Al Jazeera | Aug 28, 2014 2:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
State Department 'Looking Into' Reports Of Another Jihadi Killed In Syria After confirming earlier this week that Douglas McCain was killed fighting with Islamic State militants, U.S. officials say they are probing a report of a second American jihadi killed in Syria.
NPR.org | Aug 28, 2014 1:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Islamic State lays siege to Iraqi Turkmen Residents of Amerli say they are running out of water and food supplies, as the UN warns of a 'desperate' situation.
Al Jazeera | Aug 28, 2014 12:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Palestinians 'suffocating' in Jerusalem Palestinians in Jerusalem complain of police persecution and threats of violence, as Gaza war escalates tensions.
Al Jazeera | Aug 28, 2014 12:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend