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Salem-News.com (Oct-19-2014 23:54)
American Reporter in Turkey Killed in Suspicious Car AccidentSalem-News.com
The veteran reporter was in fear of the Turkish Intelligence Agency after breaking stories about Turkey and ISIL.
(TEHRAN Press TV) -
Serena Shim was killed in a suspicious car accident on Sunday as she was on a working mission in Turkey to cover the ongoing war in the strategic Syrian town of Kobani. Shim, an American citizen of Lebanese origin, covered reports for Press TV in Lebanon, Iraq, and Ukraine.
Salem-News.com (Sep-30-2014 22:32)
Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage MassacreDr. Franklin Lamb Salem-News.com / With the Syrian Army
291 Days of ‘Islamic Justice’
(Adra al-Omal, DAMASCUS, Syria) -
Last week’s battle for Adra al-Omalia was a significant turning point. The town is now liberated but the story of what took place here over the past 291 days is presently emerging, and it is a horrifying one.
Salem-News.com (Sep-25-2014 13:12)
Street Scenes from a Damascus NeighborhoodDr. Franklin Lamb Salem-News.com
Da’ish (IS), FSA and al Nusra Compete for Dwindling Support...
(Barzeh neighborhood, Damascus) -
Changes are underway in Damascus’s suburban neighborhoods. In some of these neighborhoods there are few families’ left—only fighters. But in others, residents are trickling back in (or in some cases never even left) despite the danger.
Salem-News.com (Jul-07-2014 14:53)
EU Sanctions Target Humanitarian AidDr. Franklin Lamb Salem-News.com
Hindering Restoration of Global Heritage in Syria...
(DAMASCUS, Syria) -
Today, a civilization that used to lead the world and for centuries was the beacon of learning, tolerance and trade, and that still protects our global cultural heritage, is damaged—and only the Syrian people can rebuild it for all of us. We need to help them.
Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 07:15)
Regional, World Powers on Alert After ISIL Declares New Islamic StateSalem-News.com Staff
The move, at the start of the holy month of Ramadan, follows a three-week drive for territory by ISIL militants and allies among Iraqi's Sunni Muslim minority.
(TIKRIT, Iraq) -
Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.
Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2014 14:30)
Militants Seize Iraqi Air Bases, Oilfields as U.S. Forces ArriveSalem-News.com Staff
Baghdad is racing against time as the insurgents consolidate their grip on Sunni provinces.
(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -
Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as U.S. special forces troops and intelligence analysts arrived to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.
Salem-News.com (Jun-25-2014 06:15)
Syrian Warplanes Kill 57 Civilians in Attack in Northern IraqSalem-News.com Staff
In recent weeks, ISIS has taken over swaths of Iraq in its attempt to create an Islamic state stretching from Syria to Iraq.
(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -
At least 57 Iraqi civilians were killed and more than 120 others were wounded by what local officials say were Syrian warplanes that struck several parts of Anbar province Tuesday.
Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2014 15:21)
Will ISIS Create al-Sham Caliphate & Liberate Palestine?Dr. Franklin Lamb Salem-News.com
Not What the Neocons Planned…
(Ein el Helwe Palestinian camp) -
One need not be prescient to understand the unfolding “Jihadi Spring” is fueling the plans and perhaps destiny of ascendant Islamists in this region with the increasing help of in-country nationalists, including remnants of the Iraqi Baath Party.
Salem-News.com (Jun-23-2014 11:15)
Kerry: Iraq Will Only Survive if Leaders Come TogetherSalem-News.com Staff
Jordanian army sources said Jordan's troops had been put in a state of alert in recent days along the 112-mile border with Iraq, redeploying in some areas as part of steps to ward off "any potential or perceived security threats".
(BAGHDAD, Iraq) -
Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday promised "intense and sustained" U.S. support for Iraq, but said the divided country would only survive if its leaders took urgent steps to bring it together.
Salem-News.com (Jun-22-2014 05:50)
Sources: Militants Capture 3 Western Iraqi TownsSalem-News.com Staff
On Sunday, Sunni militants led by ISIL expanded their grip to the towns of Rawa and Ana along the Euphrates River east of al-Qaim.
(ANBAR Iraq) - An al Qaeda splinter group thrust east from a newly-captured Iraqi-Syrian border post on Sunday, taking three towns in the western Anbar province in a push to evict Iraqi security forces from Sunni Muslim areas.Read Full Article