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A safe zone along the Turkish border could help against the Islamic State and the Assad regime.

Turkish soldiers gather around a bonfire in Mursitpinar in the Sanliurfa province near the border with Syria© 2014 AFP

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Turkey is showing signs of shifting to a more active role in the campaign against extremist group Islamic State as the government faces pressure from impatient U. and Arab officials.

Islamic State seizes major Syrian oil fields, aids Assad regime

Islamic State seizes major Syrian oil fields, aids Assad regime

A Palestinian woman who fled the fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces near Mosul, hangs clothing on a fence at the Baharka refugee camp near Arbil, northern Iraq.  Safin Hamed, AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian woman who fled the fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish forces near Mosul, hangs clothing on a fence at the Baharka refugee camp near Arbil, northern Iraq.

The documents obtained by SPIEGEL show that IS leadership relies on a vast...

Militant Islamist fighters hold the flag of Islamic State (IS) while taking part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province in this June 2014 file photo.

America's Colonial Armies: Absentee Soldiers, Corrupt Officers and Collapse | Informed Comment

America's Colonial Armies: Absentee Soldiers, Corrupt Officers and Collapse

The Battle Against Islamic State - WSJ.com

The Battle Against Islamic State

Since July coalition forces in Iraq and Syria have successfully repelled Islamic State from several of its key strongholds while holding off advances in other areas

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An ISIS fighter waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet in Raqqa.

Turkey’s Double Game in Syria by Christopher de Bellaigue | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

Turkey’s Double Game in Syria

Turkey’s Double Game in Syria by Christopher de Bellaigue

Islamic State has imposed strict dress codes and rules on women in Iraq and Syria. They are forced to be accompanied by a male guardian anywhere outside home and to wear double layered veils, loose abaya and gloves even when working (teachers, nurses, doctors etc).

Double-layered veils and despair … women describe life under Isis

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If both Assad and ISIS are known to be perpetrating mass slaughter and committing violations of human rights, why only target one side but not the other? And why can't we see that it's not a chicken and an egg question here: we all know who came first, who started us all on this trail of blood and mayhem, who is the real disease and who is the mere symptom.

Public executions are weekly ritual in ISIS-controlled parts of Syria

Video shows rows of bodies as 250 Syrian soldiers DEATH MARCHED, forced to chant praises to their executioners before being killed (Warning: PHOTOS) - Middle East - International - News - Catholic Online - 28 August 2014

U.S.-led Airstrikes Disrupt Islamic State, But Extremists Hold Territory - Islamic State Fighters Taking Precautions to Evade Detection

U.S.-led Airstrikes Disrupt Islamic State, But Extremists Hold Territory

-led Airstrikes Disrupt Islamic State, But Extremists Hold Territory - Islamic State Fighters Taking Precautions to Evade Detection

Rogers: Obama’s inertia on Syria-Islamic State part of foreign policy plan empowering rivals

Rogers: Obama’s inertia on Syria-Islamic State part of foreign policy plan empowering rivals

Dose ISIS pose a Threat to the USA .

An ISIS Love Story: "Till Martyrdom Do Us Part"

An ISIS Love Story: "Till Martyrdom Do Us Part"

How a Malaysian doctor traveled to Syria, entered into an arranged marriage with an ISIS fighter, and began to wage war on the Western world, as told through her social media accounts.

‘Baffling and Disappointing': On the ‘Authoritarian Turn’ of the Egyptian Intelligentsia

‘Baffling and Disappointing’: On the ‘Authoritarian Turn’ of the Egyptian Intelligentsia

Chip Rossetti, translator of Sonallah Ibrahim's Beirut, Beirut 2015 US), was in attendance at this week's "The Authoritarian Turn: On The State of the Egyptian Intelligentsia." The talk focused in large part on Ibrahim.

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