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  • Syria says Israeli drone downed in Quneitra

    Syria said on Sunday that an Israeli drone had been brought down in the province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. State media said the drone was flying above the village of Hadar when it was downed. It was not immediately clear...
  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (This version of the story was refiled to clarify the size of National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 for the record, after the story originally published on October 9 was updated on October 28 and refiled on December 19, following White House...
  • Turkey remains leery about presence of Kurdish refugees from Kobani

    SURUC, Turkey From a hilltop about half a mile from the besieged Kurdish-Syrian city of Kobani, the sounds of heavy weapons can be heard echoing from inside what was once a prosperous border town of about 250,000 people. Most of those people are now...
  • Islamists rout Syrian government troops, reflecting the war's complexities

    ISTANBUL The Assad regime sustained a major setback in northern Syria this week with the loss of two major military bases, and the big winner in the battle was al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, which led the assault and captured what's thought...
  • Full force against the Islamic State

    Full force against the Islamic State
    It is clear that our efforts to defeat the Islamic State have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists who are uniting fractured terrorist groups around the world under one banner. Over the past six...
  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
  • Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State

    Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State
    It is clear that our efforts to defeat the Islamic State have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists that are uniting fractured terrorist groups around the world under one banner. Over the past six...
  • US providing little information to judge progress against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON The American war against the Islamic State has become the most opaque conflict the United States has undertaken in more than two decades, a fight that's so underreported that U.S. officials and their critics can make claims about progress, or...
  • Israel suspected in attack on Russian missile system in Syria

    ISTANBUL Aircraft believed to be Israeli bombed a military complex on the outskirts of Damascus' international airport Sunday in what Syrian state television said was an attack on warehouses housing an advance Russian-made anti-aircraft system. An attack...
  • U.N. relief agencies seek $16 billion to meet 'unprecedented' needs

    U.N. relief agencies seek $16 billion to meet 'unprecedented' needs
    Armed conflicts driving millions to flee their homes have intensified over the last year and created an "unprecedented" refugee crisis that will require $16.4 billion to address next year, United Nations aid agencies warned Monday. The humanitarian...
  • Syria says 'no human casualties' in Israeli strikes

      The Syrian government said Sunday that Israeli warplanes had launched a “flagrant attack” on targets outside Damascus, marking the latest reported Israeli aerial assault during the Syrian conflict. State media reported that Israel...