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Syrian Civil War

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  • Kurds try to hold off Islamic State advance toward Turkey

    Kurdish forces battled overnight with Islamists trying to seize a hill overlooking a Syrian border town with Turkey as U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out raids on the militants, a Kurdish official and a monitoring group said on Sunday. A...
  • Syria's 'Free Police' outgunned by all its foes

    ADANA Turkey (Reuters) - In rebel-held areas of Aleppo, lightly armed policemen face thieves equipped with anti-aircraft guns on the ground and Syrian air force bombardment from the sky. General Adib al-Shallaf, the head of the Western-backed police...
  • 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...
  • Syria's Assad pictured at Eid prayers in Damascus

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public appearance at a mosque in Damascus at the start of a Muslim holiday, a photo posted on the presidency's official Twitter feed on Saturday showed. Assad is shown seated on the...
  • Syrian army fights for last major rebel route into Aleppo

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army clashed with insurgents on the northern edge of Aleppo city on Friday, residents and activists said, threatening to take the last main rebel supply route into the city and trap opposition forces and civilians inside....
  • US, anti-Assad rebels in Syria remain at odds over role of al-Qaida's Nusra Front

    WASHINGTON To the United States and its allies, the Nusra Front is a fearsome al-Qaida affiliate whose extremist ideology has no place in a future Syria. To many Syrian rebels, however, Nusra fighters are vital warriors in the battle to topple...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Arab allies took lead role in airstrikes on oil refineries

    Arab allies were responsible for the majority of airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group’s oil refineries on Wednesday, flying more warplanes and dropping more bombs than U.S. aircraft, a Pentagon official said. Arab nations'...
  • CIA-vetted Syrian rebels battling Islamic State say airstrikes haven't helped

    REYHANLI, Turkey In the skies over Syria, U.S. and Arab combat aircraft have bombed Islamic State targets 20 times since Tuesday. But on the ground, commanders for rebel groups that are part of a CIA-run program say they have pleaded in vain for arms,...
  • The U.S., always at war without declaring war

    To the editor: Here we go again. Call it Vietnam III or Korea IV, whichever you want. The world's policeman is going to go after the bad guys and we, the citizens of the United States, will have to pay the price of another misguided intervention. ("Use of...