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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Vladimir Putin says Obama administration’s silence on Syrian fight is ‘unconstructive’

The Obama administration continues to move to obstruct Russia’s call for diplomatic engagement and intervention in Syria and Russian President Vladimir Putin said the lack of will to negotiate is unconstructive. “I More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 12th, 2015
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US ends Syrian rebel training, the ‘failure’ should be a wake up call for Congress says Barbara Lee

The Obama administration abandoned its efforts to build up a new rebel force inside Syria to combat the Islamic State, acknowledging the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and announcing More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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Coalition calling for Russia to stop attacking Assad opponents, fight ISIS

An international coalition is urging Russia to immediately cease attacks on the Assad opposition forces and civilians and focus instead on fighting Islamic State extremists. The joint statement adds new emphasis More...

By Zach Jones On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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Syria’s Patriarch Aphrem to US: ‘stop arming terrorists’ who massacring Christians

A Syrian Christian leader tells the “West” to “Stop arming terror groups who are massacring our people,” which is leading to further destruction and persecution and not peace or victory. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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US, Turkey partner to train ‘Syrian rebels’ to fight ISIS

Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Islamic State conquers Kurdish HQ, thousands flee as Turkey criticizes U.S.

Islamic State militants have made new gains in Kobani, now controlling at least 40 percent of the Syrian town. They have seized the Kurd headquarters, a monitoring group said. At least 200,000 have fled the region More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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House votes to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS

US lawmakers voted Wednesday to authorize training and arming of Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants as President Obama reaffirmed America’s plans. The House of Representatives voted 273 to 156 More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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President Obama declares war on ISIS, Syrian extremists: ‘wherever they exist’

President Obama on Wednesday outlined his plan to authorize broader US  involvement in Iraq and Syria, targeting them with more airstrikes “wherever they exist.” Obama said that the US will “conduct More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Islamic State terrorists seize two towns in Syria

Islamic State has captured two more towns in Syria The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is now being called just Islamic State, continues to rampage the Middle East, now with militants capturing two More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Nuns from Syrian monastery released after three months in al-Nusra captivity

Thirteen nuns and three attendants were released by Syrian insurgents after disappearing from their monastery in Maaloula, reported Lebanese and Syrian officials early Monday. The rebels claim they were protecting 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 Robert Herriman On Monday, September 23rd, 2013
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Ron Paul Institute’s McAdams talks Syria, Vladimir Putin and John McCain’s assessment of the rebels

With the situation in Syria ever-changing and fluid, and a number of unexpected events coming out of it plastered in the media nearly daily, it’s increasingly more difficult to wrap your head around all this. Image/CIA To More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, February 6th, 2012
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Syrian Army ramps up attacks on opposition as death toll rises

The Syrian army has stepped up its attacks on opposition fighters in Homs, activists and witnesses have said, a day after a UN Security Council resolution, aimed at ending the bloodshed in Syria, was blocked by More...


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