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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 14th, 2018
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War in Syria! US, UK, France forces bomb chemical weapons facilities

The US, UK and France have bombed three government sites in Syria in an early morning operation targeting chemical weapons facilities. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he condemned the Western strikes “in More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Israel criticized for attack on Syrian air base, central to Iranian military supporting Assad

Israel is faced international blowback Tuesday over the bombardment of Syria’s largest air base, a center for the Iranian military effort to support Syrian President Bashar Assad. Lebanon announced it would More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Syria chemical attack: over 500 exposed in weapons attack, mostly ‘women and children’

A deadly chemical attack hit the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, killing dozens and putting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government back in the headlines and crosshairs of western leaders. Rescue More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Obama admits failure on Syria: ‘At least we tried’

Former President Obama struggled during a panel conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, admitting that the two leaders were unsuccessful in stopping the conflict, “despite our best efforts.” donkeyhotey More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Syrian chemical gas survivor rebukes Hillary Clinton’s claims, praises Trump, recent strikes

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on  Newsroom seemed shocked by her guest, Kassem Eid, a 2013 chemical weapons attack survivor, and his praise of Donald Trump and the attacks on Islamic State. Eid even refuted the claims More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Rex Tillerson: Syria’s chemical attack proves that Russia failed

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attacked Russia, saying it had failed to prevent Syria from carrying out a chemical attack on a rebel-held town last week. Speaking on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 16th, 2016
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Turkey Coup fails, nearly 3000 arrested as PM Binali Yildirim says ‘it’s over’

Some 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, have been arrested after an attempted coup that is now over, says Turkey’s PM Binali Yildirim. The Prime Minister added that the a “black stain More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Catholic monk Father Jacob Murad kidnapped by jihadist in Syria

Father Jacob Murad (Jacques Mourad), a Syrian Catholic monk who is Superior at the Mar Elian Monastary, has reportedly been kidnapped when three armed gunman rode a motorcycle into the monastary. Another Christian, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Bashar al-Assad wins re-election victory, 3 dead on riots that followed

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will maintain his position as president, according to the results of a landslide vote. Assad won the election with 88.7 percent of votes; however, opponents criticize the circumstances More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Priest Francis Van Der Lugt assassinated in Syria, rebels and government blame each other

The Syrian government and rebel groups are blaming one another in the assassination of Dutch Jesuit Priest Francis Van Der Lugt in his garden in Homs. No group has taken responsibility for the April 7 killing, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Israel responds to Syrian attack on Israel Defense Forces with focused assault, US cuts ties to Assad diplomats

Early Wednesday morning, Israel Defense Forces targeted several Syrian army positions that attacked Israeli soldiers Tuesday. The targets included a Syrian army training facility, military headquarters, and artillery More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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US announces ‘non-lethal’ aid to Syrian rebels will resume, peace talks stall as Assad won’t resign

The US is resuming non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition forces, U.S. officials announced Monday. Coordinated by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), aid is being funneled through Turkey and will include equipment such as More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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Bashar al Assad denies use of chemical weapons on his citizens, asks where the evidence is

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected claims that he was behind a purported chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb in August, in an interview with U.S. based CBS News on Sunday. “There has been no evidence More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie introduces bill to block unauthorized U.S. military aid to Syrian rebels

Just days after four Republican Senators  introduced legislation to prohibit the President from using any funds on activities that would escalate U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war, Rep. Thomas Massie More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 20th, 2012
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Hillary Clinton, US calls for tough measures on Syria

The US has called on the UN Security Council to adopt an arms embargo and other tough measures against Syria to try to halt 13 months of bloodshed. Addressing the so-called Friends of Syria group in Paris on Thursday, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
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US Embassy in Syria closed, violence spreads as Russia ramps up pressure

Syria Renews Bombardment as U.S. Closes Embassy and Russia Sends Envoys That’s the headline this morning in the Telegraph. The US Embassy in Syria has been abandoned as violence spreads. Homs continues to More...


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