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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...
  • 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...
  • Bomb explodes at Hezbollah checkpoint in eastern Lebanon

    Bomb explodes at Hezbollah checkpoint in eastern Lebanon
    BEIRUT - A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint controlled by Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon on Saturday, security sources and the state news agency NNA said. The explosion took place outside the village of Khraibeh in Lebanon's Bekaa...
  • Syria's heritage is casualty of war, study finds

    PHILADELPHIA One of the casualties of Syria's civil war is history. Five of the country's six World Heritage sites have "significant damage" and some buildings have been "reduced to rubble," according to a report issued this week. The report relied on...
  • Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters

    Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
    Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. In the...
  • Syria militants kill captive Lebanese soldier, bomb kills two

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Nusra Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, Lebanese security sources and a Twitter statement said on Friday. The Sunni militants and other rebels in Syria...
  • Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State

    Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State
    The Islamic State militant group released video Thursday that appears to show a captive British journalist in images that mark a departure from the beheadings of hostages that have become the hallmark of the extremists’ propaganda efforts. The...
  • Kurds issue call to arms as Islamic State gains in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighboring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's...
  • Israel believes Syria kept 'significant' chemical munitions

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday. Summarizing...
  • How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances

    AMMAN (Reuters) - In an oil field in northeastern Syria, trucks line up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate. Sales at Shadada field,...