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Syrian Civil War

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  • Syrian government says it's retaken key city near Damascus

    Syrian government says it's retaken key city near Damascus
    The Syrian government said Thursday that its forces had taken back the strategic industrial city of Adra just northeast of Damascus, ending its almost yearlong occupation by rebels. The recapture of Adra, situated close to the main highway north from...
  • Islamic State has the U.S. right where it wants it

    To the editor: Any weakening of Islamic State that comes from U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq will be vastly overshadowed by the strength and unity that arises from different people sharing a common perceived foe: the U.S. ("U.S. won Arab support...
  • U.S. launches new airstrikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

    American warplanes again attacked militants in Iraq and Syria, carrying out airstrikes on five Islamic State targets, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. The air attacks, which were conducted Tuesday and early Wednesday, continued to pound the Sunni...
  • Use of force against Islamic State is justified, Obama tells U.N.

    President Obama emphatically defended his decision to expand the air campaign against violent extremists in the Middle East, vowing before world leaders Wednesday that he would speak “the language of force” with terrorists who threaten America...
  • US, 'partner nations' strike targets in Syria with aircraft, Tomahawk missiles

    WASHINGTON The U.S. military and unidentified "partner nations" early Tuesday launched a bombing campaign against Islamic State positions inside Syria, marking the first Western air raids on that country since a rebellion erupted in 2011 and turned into...
  • U.S., Arab allies struck 24 militant targets in Syria, officials say

    U.S., Arab allies struck 24 militant targets in Syria, officials say
    The deadly Tomahawks roared in from two directions in the predawn hours Tuesday, as the guided-missile destroyer Arleigh Burke in the Red Sea and the cruiser Philippine Sea in the north Persian Gulf fired 47 cruise missiles across the cold desert and into...
  • After border town attack, Syrians' welcome in Lebanon wears even thinner

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - When Syrian Islamist rebels seized the Lebanese border town of Arsal last month, it was bad news not only for Lebanon but also for the more than 1 million Syrians living there, most of them refugees from the war raging next door....
  • Airstrikes in Syria also target little-known Khorasan Group

    Airstrikes in Syria also target little-known Khorasan Group
    With motivated fighters from the United States and Europe streaming into Syria to join militant groups, Al Qaeda’s battered leadership in Pakistan recently saw an opportunity to pluck Western passport holders and train them to launch attacks in...
  • Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes

    Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes
    The video, said to have been shot Tuesday in northwestern Syria, shows Idlib province residents going through motions that have become all too familiar in three years of civil war between antigovernment rebels and the forces of President Bashar Assad:...
  • Obama wins praise for wooing Arab nations to embrace anti-Islamist State campaign

    UNITED NATIONS For an undertaking so fraught with sectarian tensions and regional rivalries, the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamist extremists in Syria was a diplomatic feat for its inclusion of five Sunni Muslim states that traditionally are skittish...
  • Hezbollah leader opposes U.S.-led action in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Hezbollah said on Tuesday he opposed U.S-led air strikes on Syria, where his Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group has been fighting alongside forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whose group is one...
  • Syria was warned of coming airstrikes, state media report

    U.S. officials informed the Syrian government in advance of Washington’s plans to bomb suspected Islamic State militant sites within its borders, Syrian state media reported Tuesday. The disclosure was made in a note from U.S. Secretary of State...