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Syrian Civil War

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  • $500-million program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled

    $500-million program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled
    Eleven months after President Obama announced plans to arm opposition fighters to confront Islamic State militants in war-torn Syria, the $500-million program to train a proxy force has yet to begin, raising questions about its viability and...
  • Activists: Suspected chemical attacks in Syria injure 40

    Suspected chlorine gas attacks by Syrian government helicopters injured some 40 people and killed a child in the country's northwest, activists said Saturday, a day after an international chemical weapons watchdog said it was ready to investigate a series...
  • Near Syrian border, wounded fighters and civilians recover

    Sitting up in bed, 16-year-old Anas Baroudi lifts up an orange blanket to show where his left foot used to be, before he lost it almost three years ago in Syria's civil war. "It's not painful," the Syrian teenager says quietly as he covers the leg again....
  • Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants

    Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. The military said it carried out the strike after troops saw "a group of armed terrorists"...
  • Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report

    Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report
    Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials. According to Arab media and pro-opposition sources in Syria, the strikes targeted several bases...
  • Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast

    Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast
    The fourth boat used for his family’s journey, packed with about 500 people, mostly Syrians, was the worst, Omar Ibrahim said Thursday at a train station in the shadow of Italy’s snowcapped Mt. Etna. Ibrahim and about 80 Syrian compatriots...
  • Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for spread of extremism

    The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched his harshest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia on Friday, blaming the kingdom for the spread of extremist ideology in the Muslim world and the killing of civilians in Yemen. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah...
  • AP Interview: Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi strikes in Yemen

    A top leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group directed a barrage of criticism at Saudi Arabia on Monday, accusing the kingdom of committing genocide with its airstrike campaign targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels and warning it will "pay a heavy...
  • Syria rebels attack government intelligence center in Aleppo

    Syrian militants, including members of al-Qaida's local branch, attacked a government intelligence center in the northern city of Aleppo, damaging much of the building by blowing up a tunnel under it, activists said Tuesday. The attack on the Air Force...
  • Agreement opens door to Syrian army operation in Yarmouk

    Palestinian groups agreed to join forces with the Syrian government to expel Islamic State militants from an embattled Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, opening the door to a potentially destructive military campaign in a district already devastated...
  • Suffering rises as militants take over refugee camp in Syria

    When hundreds of Islamic State militants muscled into the Yarmouk refugee camp last week and planted their black flags amid the charred, blown-out buildings, it was the latest trial for the remaining Palestinians who for two years have endured a...