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August 21, 2014

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US reveals failed special forces mission to free James Foley within Syria

US reveals failed special forces mission to free James Foley within Syria

"Elite soldiers fought Isis militants during night-time raid to free US journalist and other hostages, but failed to locate themElite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in a risky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to free an American journalist, James Foley, before he was killed..."

James Foley's parents: 'Jimmy's free, he's finally free' - video

Islamic State militants seize four more foreign hostages in Syria

British Isis militant in James Foley video 'guards foreign hostages in Syria'

James Foley: How social media is fighting back against Isis propaganda

washington post

Islamic State claims it executed American photojournalist James Foley

"The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show the execution of James Foley after he recited a statement in which he called the U.S. government..."


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US commandos failed in secret bid to rescue Foley

US commandos failed in secret bid to rescue Foley

"The US military says it launched a secret mission to rescue journalist James Foley and other Americans held captive by Islamic State militants in Syria but failed to find them.The White House says Barack Obama authorised the mission earlier this year and is believed to have been carried out..."

Beheading of journalist shocks entire world: Obama

yahoo news

new: Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' as US reveals failed rescue

Obama warns of jihadist 'cancer' as US reveals failed rescue

"US President Barack Obama demanded Wednesday the world take action against the "cancer" of jihadist extremism in Iraq, as Washington revealed it had failed in an operation to free US hostages in neighboring Syria. It came a day after the so-called "Islamic State," which..."

new: Obama unlikely to deepen Iraq military involvement, say U.S. officials

new: U.S. forces tried but failed to rescue U.S. hostages in Syria

Beheading video puts spotlight on British jihadists

Islamic State opens new anti-U.S. front with beheading video

google news

US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed - ABC News

"Wall Street JournalUS Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria FailedABC NewsPresident Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,..."

In Syria, The US Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options - NPR (blog)

Slain American Journalist Remembered as Driven - ABC News

James Foley and the Last Journalists in Syria - The Atlantic

Did a British Jihadist Behead Journalist James Foley in Syria? - NBCNews.com

The Economist explains The Christians of Iraq and Syria - The Economist (blog)

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Muhajireen Battalions in Syria (Part IV)

"By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi I have previously documented part/predominantly foreign fighter battalions in Syria here, here and here. Below are a couple more groups as part of this series. Jaysh Muhammad in Bilad al-Sham Logo of Jaysh Muhammad in Bilad al-Sham, with motto reading: “We are victorious..."

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جديد: في ذكراها الأولى...مجزرة الكيماوي في غوطتي دمشق أسقطت ورقة التوت عن إعلام الغرب !

"فضحت مجزرة الكيماوي في غوطتي دمشق التي يصادفت ذكراها السنوية اليوم 21/آب- أغسطس، زيف النظام العالمي المتشدق بالحريات وحقوق الإنسان وأسقطت ورقة التوت الأخيرة عن إعلامه الذي برأ بمجمله ساحة النظام من هذه المجزرة، رغم الأدلة الدامغة التي تؤكد أن من نفذها هو النظام.وبحسب مكتب توثيق الملف الكيماوي في سوريا فإن قوات النظام قامت وابتداءً..."

جديد: السلطات الأردنية تمنع وقفة احتجاجية في ذكرى مجزرة الكيماوي

جديد: مجزرة الكيماوي…. لماذا النظام ؟

جديد: حظر الأسلحة الكيماوية... عرض للتطور القانوني منذ مانو حتى مؤتمر جنيف