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  • This frame grab from video provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows Syrian citizens gather to in buses as they leave from Madaya an opposition-held town near Damascus, Syria, Friday, April 14, 2017. The Syrian government and rebels began a coordinated population transfer Friday of about 10,000 people from four towns besieged for years amid the country's bloody, six-year civil war. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

    Syrian Deal To Evacuate Tens Of Thousands Underway

    BEIRUT — The Syrian government and rebels evacuated more than 7,000 people from four besieged towns Friday in the latest coordinated population transfer in Syria’s six-year-long civil war. As diplomacy in Moscow focused on the U.S. airstrikes targeting the country, […]

  • A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

    Dozens Killed In Suspected Gas Attack On Syrian Rebel Area

    BEIRUT | A suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed at least 58 people, including 11 children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitor, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said. A Syrian military source strongly denied the […]

  • A man carries an injured child as another man gestures at a site hit by missiles fired by Syrian government forces on a busy marketplace in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

    Monitor: At Least 40 Killed In Missile Attack On Syrian Town

    BEIRUT | At least 40 people were killed and about 100 wounded when Syrian government forces fired missiles into a marketplace in a town near Damascus, a conflict monitor and a local rescue group said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory […]

  • In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, a Russian navy ship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea. Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said fourà  Russian navy ships in the Caspian launched 26 cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria.(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

    Syrian General Says Russian Strikes Aid Ground Offensive

    DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s top general on Thursday said Russian strikes had helped government forces launch a “wide-ranging” offensive in central and northwestern Syria, where al-Qaida’s affiliate as well as other insurgents had advanced toward key government strongholds in recent […]

  • This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a bulldozer removing the wreckage of a destroyed school that was hit by a Syrian government air strike in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Many people were killed and wounded, including several children, activists reported. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)

    Activists: At Least 33 Killed In Syrian Airstrike

    BEIRUT — Syrian government aircraft struck a busy market Thursday in a rebel-held district of Aleppo, killing at least 33 people in the latest deadly attack targeting mainly civilians in the contested city, opposition activists said. Several activists said a […]

  • A member of "Free Men of Syria" (Ahrar Suriya) brigade, operating under the Free Syrian Army, washes a vehicle used by Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib

    Clashes Renewed Near Syrian Capital Over Historic Christian Town

    BEIRUT  – Syrian government forces launched an offensive to wrest back control of an historic Christian town north of Damascus on Monday, activists said. In the past six days, the town of Maaloula has already changed hands three times between […]

  • In this citizen journalism image provided by the United media office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians pray during the funeral of a man killed from a shell in Arbeen town, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/United media office of Arbeen)

    France Waits On U.S. Vote Over Syria Strikes

    BEIRUT (AP) — France will not carry out punitive missile strikes against Syria on its own and is awaiting a decision from the U.S. Congress on possible military action against Bashar Assad’s regime, the French president said Tuesday. As the […]

  • The rising sun glints off of windows in the Capitol in Washington, on the Labor Day holiday, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama announced over the weekend that he'll seek congressional approval for military strikes against the Assad regime, now the Obama administration is trying to rally support among Americans and their congressman and senators.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    President Obama Must Address Skeptics, Lawmakers About Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is holding its first public hearing about U.S. plans for military intervention in Syria as President Barack Obama seeks to convince skeptical Americans and their lawmakers about the need to respond to last month’s alleged sarin […]

  • Assad: Risk Of Regional War If West Strikes Syria

    Assad: Risk Of Regional War If West Strikes Syria

    PARIS (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says military strikes against his country would risk triggering a regional war. The Syrian leader says the Middle East is a “powder keg” and no one can say what will transpire if the […]

  • Syrian Rebels Plan Raids To Exploit Western Strikes: commander

    Syrian Rebels Plan Raids To Exploit Western Strikes: commander

    By Erika Solomon | Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:46am EDT(Reuters) BEIRUT – Opposition fighters across Syria are preparing to launch attacks that exploit anticipated U.S.-led military strikes, but there are no plans to coordinate with Western forces, a Syrian rebel commander […]

  • Obama Makes Case To Congress For Syria Military Action

    Obama Makes Case To Congress For Syria Military Action

    By Roberta Rampton | Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:10am EDT(Reuters) WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s top advisers were to make their case for limited military strikes against Syria to the full Senate on Saturday, presenting evidence of a chemical weapons attack […]

  • An Israeli soldier is seen next to an Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery deployed near the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Israel ordered a special call-up of reserve troops Wednesday as nervous citizens lined up at gas-mask distribution centers, preparing for possible hostilities with Syria. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Obama: Syrian Gov’t Carried Out Chemical Attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared unequivocally that the United States has “concluded” that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians. But new hurdles emerged that appeared to slow the formation of […]

  • White House press secretary Jay Carney answers questions about Syria and chemical weapons during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. The U.S. was expected to make public a more formal determination of chemical weapons use on Tuesday, however Carney stated that the president did not have a decision made about the response to announce at this time. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    U.S. Lays Groundwork For Possible Syria Strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is laying the groundwork for potential military action in Syria in the coming days, with intelligence agencies readying additional evidence about last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack and high-ranking U.S. officials declaring there was […]

  • A U.N. chemical weapons expert (R) gathers evidence at one of the sites of an alleged poison gas attack in the southwestern Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Alshami

    U.N. Inspectors In New Syria Mission As West Prepares To Strike

    By William Maclean and Oliver Holmes | Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:53am EDT(Reuters) BEIRUT  – U.N. chemical weapons investigators crossed Syria’s front line into rebel-held territory on Wednesday for a second visit to the scene of a poison gas attack that has […]

  • A Free Syrian Army is pictured through a hole in the old city of Aleppo August 27, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

    Analysis: Brief Military Action In Syria Would Limit Risks For Obama

    WASHINGTON  – Most Americans want no part of a U.S. military intervention in Syria, but there is a growing sense in Washington that President Barack Obama would face more political risks from a weak response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons […]

  • A man speaks on his mobile phone in front of the New York Times building in New York City May 21, 2009. REUTERS/Joel Boh

    New York Times, Twitter Hacked By Syrian Group

    SAN FRANCISCO – Media companies including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post lost control of some of their websites Tuesday after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian Internet company that manages many major site addresses. […]

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron answers a question during a joint news conference with Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta in 10 Downing Street in central London July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

    British PM Says World Must Act On Syria, Weighs Response

    LONDON | Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:38am EDT (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday that a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria was “absolutely abhorrent” and necessitated action from the international community with Britain considering a “proportionate response”. A spokesman […]

  • U.S Official: Chemical Weapons Likely Used In Syria

    U.S Official: Chemical Weapons Likely Used In Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There is “very little doubt” that a chemical weapon was used by Syria against civilians in an incident that killed at least 100 people last week, but the president has not yet decided how to respond, a […]

  • Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Syrian state media accused rebels of using chemical arms on Saturday against government troops trying to storm a contested neighborhood of Damascus, claiming a major army offensive in recent days had forced the opposition fighters to resort to such weapons "as their last card." State TV broadcast images of plastic jugs, gas masks, vials of an unspecified medication, explosives and other items that it said were seized from rebel hideouts. It did not, however, show any video of soldiers reportedly affected by toxic gas in the fighting in the Jobar neighborhood of Damascus. (AP Photo)

    Syria Agrees To UN Probe Of Purported Attacks

    Aug 25, 9:43 AM EDT DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria reached an agreement with the United Nations on Sunday to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of alleged chemical weapons attacks last week outside Damascus, state […]

  • US Divided Over How To Respond To Mideast Violence

    US Divided Over How To Respond To Mideast Violence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Persistent violence in Syria and Egypt has sharply divided senior advisers in the Obama administration over a moral dilemma: How far should the U.S. go to stop the killing when its actions could lead to war with […]

  • In this citizen journalism image provided by the Media Office Of Douma City, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man mourns over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Syrian regime forces fired intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, in what two pro-opposition groups claimed was a "poisonous gas" attack that killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/Media Office Of Douma City)

    Deadly Attack In Syria Renews Chemical Arms Claim

    BY RYAN LUCAS – ASSOCIATED PRESS -Aug 21, 6:09 PM EDT BEIRUT (AP) — The images showed lifeless children – wrapped in simple white cloths, their pale faces unmarked by any wound – lined up shoulder to shoulder in a vivid demonstration […]

  • Syria Using Chemical Weapons? Rep. Mike Rogers Tells CNN ‘High Probability’ (VIDEO)

    Syria Using Chemical Weapons? Rep. Mike Rogers Tells CNN ‘High Probability’ (VIDEO)

    The chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee says there is a “high probability” that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons in its sustained war against rebel forces. “I have a high probability to believe that chemical weapons were […]


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