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Building playgrounds in former ISIS strongholds

International | Free Burma Rangers ministers to Syrian children as militants plot to indoctrinate them
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/23/18, 02:32 pm

SYRIA: Clues suggest ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive—with a chilling new mission to prioritize the indoctrination of children. Despite those threats, Free Burma Rangers this month successfully opened a playground at the former ISIS headquarters in Raqqa.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ramon Espinosa

Nazarene pastors among the dead in Cuban plane crash

by Lynde Langdon & Mickey McLean
Posted 5/19/18, 06:13 pm

UPDATE: A group of pastors and their spouses from the Church of the Nazarene in Cuba were among the 113 on board a Boeing 737 plane that crashed after takeoff Friday in Havana. Cuban Transportation Minister Adel Yzquierdo Rodríguez said 110 passengers and crew members died in the crash with three women survivors remaining in critical condition, updating earlier reports. He also said investigators had recovered the jet’s black box voice recorder.

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Associated Press/Photo by Asmaa Waguih

U.S.-allied forces capture 9/11 planner in Syria

International | Plus Turkish elections could hamper efforts to free Andrew Brunson and other international news and notes
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/20/18, 03:12 pm

SYRIA: U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured more than a month ago in Syria a man linked to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

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