Propaganda Watch: U.S. Tells Islamic State Recruits They’re Headed for a Meat Grinder

The leaflet in the style of a graphic novel tells young men joining the Islamic State that they're headed for quick deaths.


As Syrian Civil War Rages On, Chemical Weapons Use Persists

The Syrian government is accused of using chlorine in an attack on the city of Sarmin.


The Women in the Middle of Syria's Civil War

Rampant sexual assault has unmade allegiances in Syria's civil war -- and it may well get worse no matter which side wins.

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Pentagon Says It Lost Contact With Drone Over Syria

The Syrian government claims to have shot down the unmanned vehicle, a charge Washington denies.

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Air Force Veteran Charged With Trying to Join the Islamic State

An Air Force vet has been charged with trying to join the Islamic State. He appears to be the first veteran to make the attempt.


Aid Groups Say U.N. Resolutions on Syria Have Failed Completely

Worsening humanitarian conditions in the country mean that the Security Council deserves an "F" grade, the groups say.

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