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    UN peacekeepers in firefight with Syrian rebels

    United Nations peacekeepers from the Philippines stationed on the Syrian Golan Heights exchanged fire with Syrian rebels surrounding their base on Saturday as another group of Filipino troops were extricated from a neighboring post, the UN and Philippine officials said.

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    Syria’s violence prompts worst humanitarian crisis in a century

    Nearly half of Syria’s population has been displaced either internally or externally as refugees in the worst humanitarian crisis to strike the Middle East in at least a century, according to new data released by the International Rescue Committee.

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    U.N. peacekeepers taken captive in Golan Heights in Syria

    An armed group that’s fighting Syrian government forces captured 43 United Nations peacekeepers Thursday on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and another 81 peacekeepers were being confined to their positions, the U.N. said.

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    UN peacekeepers detained by rebel group in Golan Heights

    – The United Nations said on Thursday that 43 of its peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights had been detained by an armed group fighting government forces there.

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    U.N. finds brutality, depravity on all sides in Syrian carnage

    Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces have used chemical agents – most likely chlorine – in at least eight attacks this year and systematically committed massacres and other war crimes, while the Islamic State has perpetrated attacks on civilians that amount to crimes against...

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    Obama weighs risks of attacking jihadists in Syria

    Amid growing pressure to act, President Barack Obama on Tuesday cautioned that defeating the Islamic State would take time, even as some Pentagon officials expressed frustration with what they decried as White House foot-dragging on striking the militant group’s Syria sanctuaries.

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    U.S. says airstrikes on Syria are not imminent

    The Syrian government on Monday warned the United States against launching unilateral attacks against the Islamic State extremist group on its territory, but Washington said it wouldn’t seek the Assad regime’s permission to defend American lives.

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    Rash of new abductions of foreigners in Syria

    The posting of a video showing the grisly execution of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, the al Qaida spinoff that controls much of Iraq and Syria, coincided with a rash of new abductions of foreigners in northern Syria.

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    U.S. troops entered Syria in failed attempt to free Foley, others

    Several dozen U.S. special forces troops flew into Syria last month in a bid to rescue several Americans held by the Islamic State, including journalist James Foley, but they pulled out after discovering that the captives had been moved, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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    Destroying Syria’s chemical weapons still leaves questions unresolved

    Looking back a year, to the early hours of Aug. 21, 2013, when a series of missiles with poison gas payloads landed in suburban Damascus, experts can’t help but note that the results of an international reaction to use of the lethal chemicals can be seen as both success and failure.

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