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ISIS leader al-Baghdadi dead in successful U.S. raid

On Oct. 26, ISIS leader and longtime target of the United States, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, committed suicide during a U.S. raid against him in Syria.   According to an article by the Department of Defense, General Frank McKenzie, the leader of the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), claimed that once intelligence had secured information on his whereabouts, […]

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Turkey, Syria, and the United States: What You Need to Know

For far too long Syria has been enduring a civil war that seems to have no end. The current events have created one of the worst humanitarian disasters seen in the past few years. Recent developments have the international community focusing on how the growing interests of foreign powers in Syria are now interfering with […]

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The glimmer of hope with Syrian prison literature

Shareah Taleghani, director of Middle Eastern Studies at Queens College, first became interested in prison literature after taking a class. She even met those detained to learn more about them. Taleghani read their books and letters, but the prisoners did not find it easy to document or even remember their work. But she studied them […]

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Students tackle Syria conflict

On Oct. 2, the Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding hosted a student dialogue event regarding the conflict in Syria in the Q-side lounge during Free Hour. Created in 2009, CERRU is an organization that provides a safe venue for students to share their opinions on controversial topics. “We do not expect people to […]

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