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October 23, 2017 1:16 PM At least 67 civilians found dead in ‘shocking massacre’ in Syrian town taken from Daesh

Some were shot in the street as Daesh militants retreated from the town, gunned down because they were suspected of working with the governments, according to activists. BEIRUT — The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by Daesh, have been discovered in a central town in Syria retaken from Daesh by government troops over the weekend 7

October 23, 2017 10:52 AM Dozens of dead civilians found in town taken from ISIS

Residents gunned down for co-operating with government, activists say The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by ISIS, have been discovered in a central town in Syria retaken from the extremist group by government troops over the weekend, activists said Monday. The news of the gruesome find in the town of Qaryatayn, in Homs province 8

October 23, 2017 9:23 AM IS 'Executed' 116 in Syria Town Revenge Campaign: Monitor

Islamic State has over a period of 20 days executed more than 116 civilians in reprisal killings, accusing them of collaboration with regime forces. Beirut: The Islamic State group killed 116 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in Al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert down to government forces, a monitor said Monday 6

October 23, 2017 6:49 AM U.S.-backed forces take Syria's largest oil field from ISIS troops

BEIRUT -- U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces. With IS in retreat, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian government have been in a race to secure parts of the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province 11

October 22, 2017 2:15 PM Syria’s largest oilfield captured from Daesh in push by allied forces

The Al-Omar field had been taken by Daesh in 2014, and was a key source of revenue for the extremists, as it produced 9,000 barrels of oil per day. BEIRUT—The U.S.-led coalition said allied fighters captured Syria’s largest oilfield from Daesh, also known as ISIS, on Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government 8

October 20, 2017 9:01 PM Globe editorial: After two years, the real Justin Trudeau emerges

Remember when the federal government was run by a Machiavellian prime minister and his closest acolytes, who together pulled the levers of power from inside his office at the expense of Parliament? Who mercilessly enforced discipline on his cabinet, and used strict image and message control to present the leader as a man working hard for all the right 14

October 20, 2017 1:47 PM Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting ISIS militants

BEIRUT -- A Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule. In a highly symbolic gesture, Nisreen Abdullah of the Women's Protection Units, or YPJ, made the statement in Raqqa's Paradise Square 8

October 20, 2017 11:48 AM The Daily 202: Obama and Bush deliver calls to action against Trumpism

RICHMOND — George W. Bush has stayed out of the political fray for nine years now, and Barack Obama has kept his head down for the past nine months. On Thursday, both former presidents used major speeches to repudiate President Trump’s brand of politics and approach to the world. Neither mentioned Trump by name. They didn’t need to. Instead, they preached 20

October 20, 2017 11:35 AM U.S.-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa

BEIRUT -- A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four-month battle that left it in ruins. At a press conference held inside the city Friday, the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces 9

October 17, 2017 7:28 PM U.S.-backed forces celebrate fall of ISIS 'capital' of Raqqa

BEIRUT -- U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the devastated streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the northern city that once was the heart of the Islamic State's self-styled caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink ever smaller since summer. Militants took over the vibrant metropolis 8