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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva IS executioners make Friday fright day Islamic State (IS) forces in northern Syria are waging a campaign to instil fear, carrying out amputations, public executions ... of Aleppo governorate [province]," the report said. "Children have been present at the executions, which take the form of beheading or shooting in the head at close range... Bodies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581221/un-accuses-islamic-state-mass-atrocities-jihadist-held-syria
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Outrage over image of Australian boy with Syrian soldier’s severed head

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:02pm by AP

    ... A shocking image of what is believed to be the seven-year-old son of an Australian man holding a decapitated head in Syria shows how barbaric the Islamic State "terrorist army" is, ... last year and was now an Islamic State fighter, The Australian newspaper said. It shows a boy struggling to hold up the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier by his hair. It was captioned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571610/outrage-over-image-australian-boy-syrian-soldiers-severed-head
  3. News - Asia - SYRIA

    Australian grandfather in tears at Syria photo of seven-year-old boy with severed head

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:43am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Image of Sydney-raised son of fugitive Australian Islamic State fighter, posing with rotting head of a soldier, has sparked outrage The grandfather of a boy pictured holding a severed head in Syria said the shocking image brought him to tears, with the growing problem of jihadists fighting overseas to be a focus of US-Australia talks on Tuesday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1571921/im-scared-children-australian-grandfather-tears-syria-photo-seven-year-old-severed
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens of soldiers beheaded as Islamic State captures Syrian military base

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by MCT

    ... immediately," he said. A Twitter account linked to Islamic State also published pictures of the beheaded corpses and heads of five soldiers it said belonged to the 17th division. A separate video posted ... and beyond. The Islamic State now holds about a third of Syria, according to the observatory. In New York, the head of the independent UN commission on Syrian war crimes said the Islamic State ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559933/dozens-soldiers-beheaded-islamic-state-captures-syrian-military-base
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebel group Dawud Brigade defects to Islamic State

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:41pm by NYT

    ... State, the defecting rebels said they were heading to Aleppo to confront government forces now attempting to lay siege to rebel-held parts of Syria's biggest city. Dawud, with mostly ... McClatchy-Tribune in Gaziantep, Turkey Syrian rebel group defects to Islamic State A Syrian rebel brigade defected to Islamic State this week, a sign that the extremist group continues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550554/syrian-rebel-group-dawud-brigade-defects-islamic-state
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    US fears for life of woman aid worker held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... worker held by Islamic State The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the radical group. The Islamic State group recently threatened to kill American hostages to avenge the crushing airstrikes in Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581054/american-woman-held-hostage-islamic-state-syria-us-muslim-convert-ranks
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    UK ‘close’ to identifying James Foley’s executioner, as reports point to rapper

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said, as UK media identified a former rap artist as a prime suspect. The masked knifeman shown ... 500 Britons believed to have gone to join the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, told CNN's State of the Union programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580663/uk-close-identifying-james-foleys-executioner-reports-point-rapper
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad West’s ‘ally’ against Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian minister

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Damascus Assad West's 'ally' against jihad, minister says Syria is determined to "eliminate" the Sunni extremist group Islamic State, according ... with Islamic State, which controls large parts of northern and eastern Syria as well as contiguous areas of Iraq. Assad's enemies accuse him of tolerating the group or tacitly cooperating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554181/assad-wests-ally-against-islamic-state-jihadists-says-syrian-minister
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Besieged by Syrian rebels, Filipino UN peacekeepers vow to fight

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:42pm by AFP

    ... against the peacekeepers, known as "blue helmets", which it said were carried out by "terrorist groups and by members of non-state armed groups". The 75 Filipino peacekeepers ... which group had staged the attacks. "Some groups are self-identified as affiliated to al-Nusra but we are not able to confirm," he said. The US State Department said al-Nusra ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581786/syria-refugees-top-three-million-rebels-un-face-after-kidnappings
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Relief in US as Syrian jihadis free journalist hostage after James Foley’s killing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Associated Press in Washington Days after one American reporter's beheading, militants in Syria free another, prompting gratitude from John Kerry The United States has found something ... by unspeakable tragedy, we are all relieved and grateful knowing that Theo Curtis is coming home after so much time held in the clutches of [the al-Nusra Front]," US Secretary of State John Kerry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580526/american-journalist-held-syria-freed-qatar-exerts-influence-militants

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