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Syrian Civil War

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  • Syria's downward spiral

    Syria's downward spiral
    Reports that Russia is supplying Syrian President Bashar Assad with attack helicopters for use against rebel fighters and civilian protesters mark an ominous new phase in the country's descent into chaos and civil war. Mr. Assad's escalation from tanks...
  • Assad: A dictator in denial

    Assad: A dictator in denial
    You have to hand it to Syria's Bashar Assad; the man's got chutzpah. His interview in Damascus last week with ABC's Barbara Walters was either a case study in delusional thinking or unbounded cynicism. Mr. Assad's amazing performance, in which he denied...
  • U.S. should encourage regime change in Syria

    U.S. should encourage regime change in Syria
    As the wave of revolution continues to sweep through the Arab world, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad could be its next victim. While many in the United States and Israel appear hesitant to support Syria's anti-regime forces — basing their thinking...
  • France boosts military response to Islamic State, eyes next phase

    PARIS (Reuters) - France is sending more fighter jets and a warship to strike Islamic State militants in Iraq and will discuss with the United States long-term coalition strategy to tackle the insurgency, including in Syria, officials said on Wednesday....
  • Children among dozens dead in blasts outside two Syrian schools

    Children among dozens dead in blasts outside two Syrian schools
    A pair of bombs ripped through a school compound Wednesday in the government-controlled central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 32 people, most of them children, and wounding scores of others, the state media reported. The pro-opposition Syrian...
  • Airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria stir anger among rebels

    Opposition to U.S. airstrikes targeting Islamist militants in Syria appears to be growing among rebel groups and their backers in the country, threatening internal support for the Washington-led aerial offensive. Since the strikes began last week,...
  • Syrian Kurdish leader fears Kobani massacre if weapons don't arrive

    PARIS (Reuters) - A Syrian Kurdish leader called on Tuesday for Western states to provide weapons to his forces fighting Islamic State in the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani, warning that his fighters were outgunned and risked massacre if help did...
  • U.S.-led air strikes pose problem for Assad's moderate foes

    REYHANLI Turkey (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes against al Qaeda-inspired militants in Syria pose a problem for moderate rebel opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Western-backed rebels say they face a backlash from Syrians angered by...
  • U.S.-led forces strike Islamic State again in Syria, Iraq

    U.S.-led forces strike Islamic State again in Syria, Iraq
    The United States and Arab partners conducted eight airstrikes against militant positions across northern Syria on Sunday and Monday, destroying armed vehicles, extremist compounds and a training camp, among other targets, the Pentagon said. But no...
  • Syria backs global fight against Islamic State, minister tells U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria stands with a worldwide effort to combat Islamic State, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday, in a statement to the United Nations that appeared to give tacit approval of U.S. and Arab air strikes in Syria...
  • U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border

    U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border
    U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction. The strikes...
  • Going after Islamic State's sources of financing

    Going after Islamic State's sources of financing
    Shaky video posted to YouTube last week pans across foot-high bundles of $100 bills topped by two shining gold ingots. A man's voice calls for Islamic blessings and says the rich trove — "maybe even millions of dollars" — belongs to Usama...