A picture taken on March 20, 2014 shows items left behind in the renowned Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers near the Syria-Lebanon border after forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad seized the fortress. (Sam Skaine/AFP/Getty Images)
Today is Day 1,100 of the Syria conflict.
Yesterday this blog mentioned the Syrian government's fight to re-take the famous Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers and the surrounding town of al-Hosn. Today there are pictures from after the capture. One of those is above and another four are below.
Reuters Canada today has a disturbing and moving piece about parents in France trying to fight their own sons' radicalization, and losing the battle when those sons head off to Syria. The parents don't think the approaches European governments have taken to combat such radicalization is helping.