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IS destroys ancient monastery in central Syria

...Rights, which tracks Syria's conflict, also reported the destruction of the monastery.Since capturing parts of Syria and Iraq, IS fighters have destroyed mosques, churches and archaeological sites. Earlier this week, fighters in the IS-held town...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2015-08-21/destroys-ancient-monastery-ce
Security officer Otis McCraw admired, respected at Richmond County courthouse

...been troubled or ill, Paine said.He never spoke of his illness, like he never told anyone how he earned a Bronze Star in Iraq during Desert Storm, Ashley said.McCraw served 20 years in the U.S. Army Airborne. He was a jump master ? he taught...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-08-21/security-officer-otis-
No progress made in talks between NFL, Tom Brady

...Seattle's roster as Gresham signed a new three-year contract with the team this offseason.Boyer did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq and was a member of the Green Berets.Boyer walked on to the football program at Texas and eventually won the starting job...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-18/no-progress-made-tal
Congress expected to uphold promised veto by President Obama

...since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, which Schumer supported and Obama opposed...administration's use of force against Iraq."Senator Schumer is advocating an approach...harnessing lingering popular anger over the Iraq war and equating opponents of the Iran...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-07/congress-expected-uphold-promised-v
Terrorism, Immigration top Americans' foreign policy concerns

...Islamic State group, militant Sunnis who occupy a large swath of Iraq and Syria and have a presence elsewhere in the Middle East...numbers of Americans (between 10 and 20 percent) include Russia, Iraq and Afghanistan, environmental issues like climate change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-14/terrorism-immigration-top-ameri
In an ISIS training camp, children told: Behead the doll

...was among the line of abducted boys from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority said that...week with The Associated Press in northern Iraq, where he fled after escaping the IS training...overran Yazidi towns and villages in northern Iraq last year, they butchered older men...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-20/isis-training-camp-childre
Curation program helps veterans in Augusta to find a new start

...disorder used to mean experiencing flashbacks to his time in Iraq, being hypervigilant around his wife and children, and dozing...the former soldier who sustained a traumatic brain injury in Iraq in 2005 from an explosive device hopes to become a motivational...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-17/curation-program-helps-vetera
And the award should have gone to ...

...it arguably takes more courage to become a competitive long-distance runner after losing an arm and a leg during combat in Iraq. So does playing college basketball while battling an inoperable brain tumor.So if leading sports commentators disagree with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-19/and-award-should-have
First class of veterans graduates from golf program

...had barely ever held a golf club before, let alone played 18 holes.Vertigo from a fall on a concrete floor while serving in Iraq kept the Army veteran from most physical activity, and depression kept him from socializing much with others.But after an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-30/first-class-veterans-graduate
It's too early to choose

...any loss of American lives. I understand a monument was erected to honor him. I don't think that will happen for Bush in Iraq.President Obama, I believe, is of Muslim faith. With conditions being what they were when he came into office, I think...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-28/its-too-early-choose