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War on Christians defies color, borders

...described the ISIS genocide occurring in his homeland. ISIS is now advancing and is only 50 miles from his home in Khabab, Syria, where his parents and brother still live.ISIS demands Christians renounce Jesus Christ, or they will kill the men, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-23/war-christians-defies-co
Augusta man pleads guilty to attempting to join Islamic State

...intended to join Islamic State militants in Syria last November. The penalty for the federal...inserted itself into the civil war ravaging Syria and in recent months has posted video of...that he intended to travel from Turkey to Syria to join the terrorist group, although...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-27/augusta-man-pleads-gui
Christian persecution worldwide too often is greeted with silence

...one thing that matters most, the treasure hidden in the field: our faith.? Maronite Bishop Elias Sleman, of Latakia, Syria Even before ISIS launched its ultra-violent campaign targeting Iraqi Christians in the summer of 2014, Pope Francis proclaimed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-06-13/christian-persec
Special Mass for persecuted Christians planned at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church

...at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road.The homilist will be the Rev. Ezzat Bathouche, a native of Syria who is serving at St. John the Baptist in Northlake, Ill., and St. Michael the Archangel Melkite Church in Hammond, Ind...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2015-06-12/special-mass-persecuted-
Across South Carolina

...the one day since he introduced legislation to create the comparison guide a new cyber attack had struck the U.S. Army from Syria.Wilson said that the increasing reliance of modern society on electronic communications makes countries more vulnerable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-10/across-south-carolina
Soft on strategy

...over the use of force.American airstrikes have been few, and have largely ignored ISIS' capital and command facilities in Syria.In Germany, the president said there's no ISIS strategy "because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-17/soft-strategy
Islamic State extremists kidnap at least 70 Christians in Syria

...along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. They abducted at least 70 Christians...Christians.The group's bloody campaign in Syria and Iraq, where it seeks to form a self-styled...relies on a network of activists inside Syria.Both groups said that most of the captives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-24/islamic-state-extremists-kidnap-lea
Fort Gordon soldiers deploying to aid fight against terrorist group

...to assist U.S. operations against terrorists in Iraq and Syria.About 20 troops from the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade...Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria. The U.S. has conducted targeted airstrikes against the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-12/fort-gordon-soldiers-deployi
Islamic extremists committing 'cultural genocide' in cradle of civilization

...cultural genocide" against minority ethnic and religious groups in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East.Tens of thousands of...cleansing the contemporary Assyrian populations in Iraq and Syria, they are also conducting a simultaneous war on their ancient...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-30/islamic-extremis
Islamic State suicide bombs kill at least 17 troops in Iraq's contested Anbar province

...000-year-old Roman-era ruins in Palmyra.Syria's foreign minister said Wednesday that...States did nothing to prevent Palmyra in Syria or Anbar province in Iraq from falling...al-Moallem added.He said Iraq and Syria were fighting the same battle but added...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-27/islamic-state-suicide-bombs-kill-le