Middle East

  • Druze men watch from the Israeli controlled-Golan Heights near the Israel-Syria border crossing as Syrian rebels clash with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, Aug. 27, 2014. 
  • Smoke rises near a U.N. post in the Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clash with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, seen from the Israeli controlled-Golan Heights, Aug. 27, 2014. 
  • A U.N. peacekeeper from the UNDOF force observes the Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clash with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, seen from the Israeli controlled-Golan Heights, Aug. 27, 2014. 
  • Smoke and fire rise in the Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clash with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, as seen from the Israeli controlled-Golan Heights, Aug. 27, 2014. 
  • This undated image posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, shows a fighter from the Islamic State armed with a knife and an automatic weapon next to captured Syrian army soldiers and officers, following the battle for the Tabqa air base, Raqqa, Syria.
     

The Expanding Battle Against the Islamic State

Published August 27, 2014


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