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Marketplace air strikes ‘kill 80’ in Syria

The BBC reports: “Syrian activists say at least 80 people have died in government air strikes on a marketplace in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus. Around 200 people were reportedly injured in the attack. Government forces have been … Continue reading

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More than 4 million refugees have fled Syria’s civil war

The L.A. Times reports on the number of Syrian refugees who have fled abroad due to the civil war: With no end in sight to Syria’s civil war, the number of people who have fled to neighboring countries has surpassed … Continue reading

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Islamist Fighters Seize Southern Border Crossing in Syria

Voice of America reports on developments in the war in Syria: The hardline Ahrar al-Sham group in Syria and other insurgents seized a crossing in the southwest frontier area near Israel on Thursday from a small group of rival Islamist … Continue reading

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World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict

This article by the Independent greatly illustrates the prevalence of internal and external conflict amongst the nations of the world at this time: With the crisis in Gaza, the rise of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria and the international … Continue reading

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