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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 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 Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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US weapons sent to Kurds fell into the hands of terrorists, confesses Pentagon

The Pentagon admitted that a portion of its cache of weapons meant for Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in Kobani has fallen into the hands of the militants, a concern that Turkish leaders says is 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 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 Friday, September 20th, 2013
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Syrian violence: Nearly 40 dead in bombings and rebel groups battle one another

Earlier on Thursday, two bombings in Syria killed at least 39 people in the latest surge in violence, while al-Qaeda-linked fighters tighten their grip on a border town near Turkey after killing and expelling fighters More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
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President Obama waives federal law preventing arming terrorist so America can aid Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama on Monday announced he would waive the federal law intended to prevent the supply of arms to terrorists groups so the U.S. can provide arms and other military assistance to the Syrian rebels, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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Senate moves forward to arm Syrian rebels in ‘classified vote’

Obama administration continues plans to provide weapons directly to the Syrian rebels. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence gave approval to the plan which was, unusually, allowed to classify their votes, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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John McCain visits Syria, meets with rebels as Hezbollah terrorists assist Assad regime

Republican Sen. John McCain has quietly slipped into Syria for a meeting with Syrian rebels. Rachael Dean, a spokeswoman for the politician, confirmed that the Arizona Republican made the visit. That said, she has More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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US to send Syrian rebels armor, night vision goggles and other ‘nonlethal aid’

The Obama administration is expected to give Syrian rebels broader nonlethal military assistance, including body armor and night-vision goggles, while stopping short of providing weapons to forces fighting Syrian More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 11th, 2013
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US confirmed to be training Syrian rebels in Jordan

Americans are training Syrian anti-government fighters in Jordan, the German weekly Der Spiegel said on Sunday, quoting what it said were participants and organizers. Syrian rebel fighter with missile launcher. More...


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