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article 25 October 2014 UK, Syria
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Darshna Soni by Fourth jihadist from Portsmouth killed in Syria

Another British Muslim from Portsmouth is killed fighting with Islamic State militants, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

post 22 October 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog What I'll remember from four days in Aleppo

Power cuts, stopped clocks and no school: just another day in the life of the people of Aleppo, which has been devastated by Syria's war.

video 21 October 2014 Syria

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The battle for Aleppo - video

International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is given a tour around Aleppo, Syria. Some areas are still in the hands of the Free Syrian Army, but they are squeezed between IS militants and the Syrian regime.

post 19 October 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Armenians in Aleppo regard Turkey as 'first enemy'

At least half of Aleppo's Armenians have left the country. Once again, their community is divided and endangered. And once again, they regard Turkey as the chief cause of their problems.

article 19 October 2014 Syria
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by Breakdancing at Aleppo's daytime disco - in pictures

Thoughts of war are put to one side for a few hours at a daytime disco providing some relief for students in Aleppo, Syria.

article 18 October 2014 World, Syria
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by Portrait of a ruined city: life in Aleppo - in pictures

Syria's biggest city has been ravaged by two years of fighting, forcing families to move regularly and camp out in buildings without walls. Here are some of their stories.

video 18 October 2014 Syria

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Living with war in Aleppo - video

Syria's second city has seen some of the fiercest fighting of the civil war, but some people living there just want to forget the carnage, whatever way they can.

article 18 October 2014 World, Syria
Coalition air strikes rock Kobani (Reuters)
Air strikes pound IS as Kurds make gains in Kobani

Spectacular explosions rock Kobani as coalition jets continue to target Islamic State militants. Kurdish fighters are filmed celebrating after recapturing territory in and around the Syrian town.

post 17 October 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: should jihadis be tried for treason?

Ministers are talking about reviving the ancient laws of treason to deal with jihadis. What is treason and should it make a comeback?

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