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First US-trained Syria rebel believed killed in fighting: sources – The Daily Star


First US-trained Syria rebel believed killed in fighting: sources
The Daily Star
WASHINGTON: A member of a new Syrian rebel force trained by the U.S. military was believed to have been killed in clashes last week with militants, in what would be the fledgling force's first battlefield casualty, U.S. officials told Reuters Monday

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 5:29 pm

US raids on Syria government would hurt counter-terrorism effort – Lavrov – Reuters UK


Reuters UK

US raids on Syria government would hurt counter-terrorism effort – Lavrov
Reuters UK
Speaking at a news conference on a visit to Qatar, Lavrov, whose country is an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said a settlement to Syria's war needed dialogue between all parties. But he added that the Islamic State militant group was the
Russian, US Views on Supporting Syrian Opposition Still Differ – LavrovSputnik International

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 5:23 pm

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq – Department of Defense


National Post

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported
'This is not Islam': Refugees describe life under ISIL in Raqqa, SyriaAl Jazeera America

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:54 pm

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians – U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians
U.S. News & World Report
The U.S. launched airstrikes in Iraq on Aug. 8 and in Syria on Sept. 23 to target the Islamic State group. A coalition of countries later joined to help allied ground forces combat the extremists. To date, the coalition has launched more than 5,800
Report: U.S.-Led Strikes In Iraq And Syria Killed Hundreds Of CiviliansHuffington Post
US-led air strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians, report saysFox News
Report: US-Led Strikes in Iraq and Syria Killed 459 CiviliansKOLO

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:18 pm

Syria’s western-backed political opposition structure reelects president – Channel News Asia


Channel News Asia

Syria's western-backed political opposition structure reelects president
Channel News Asia
ISTANBUL: Syria's western-backed political opposition, the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, reelected Khaled Khoja for a second term as its president, the body said in a statement. The Coalition, accused of slipping

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 4:02 pm

Analysis: US-Turkey deal on Syria a big gamble – The Seattle Times


The Seattle Times

Analysis: US-Turkey deal on Syria a big gamble
The Seattle Times
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are both taking a big gamble as they agree to work together against the Islamic State group militants in Syria. Their goals, while overlapping in some ways, are far …

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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 2:06 pm

The US says it will defend Syria rebels with airpower — even from Assad – Business Insider


Business Insider

The US says it will defend Syria rebels with airpower — even from Assad
Business Insider
Aleppo syria rebels Reuters/Ammar AbdullahRebel fighters man an anti-aircraft weapon at the front line against forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Ratian village, north of Aleppo, on February 17, 2015.
Obama approves using US air power to defend Pentagon-trained Syria rebel forcesFox News
US to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from AssadReuters
Syria crisis: US "support fire" targets non-IS fightersBBC News
Washington Post -Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 11:19 am

Syrian Air Raids, Warplane Crash Kill at Least 27 People – ABC News


ABC News

Syrian Air Raids, Warplane Crash Kill at Least 27 People
ABC News
Government air raids in a northwestern town in Syria and a subsequent crash by a Syrian warplane that slammed into a residential area there killed at least 27 people on Monday, activists said. The raids on the town of Ariha came amid intense clashes …
Activists: At least 12 killed as Syria warplane crashesUSA TODAY
Regime warplane crashes into marketplace in Syrian townThe Guardian
Activists: Syria warplane crashes, killing and wounding manyMilitary Times
BBC News
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Posted on 3 August 2015 | 7:49 am

Capture of US-Trained Fighters in Syria Sets Back Fight Against ISIS – TIME


TIME

Capture of US-Trained Fighters in Syria Sets Back Fight Against ISIS
TIME
Lieutenant Farhan al-Jassem is not a reluctant soldier, but sadness lurked behind his smile and deep brown eyes when he talked about the last two and half years he spent trying to fight what he considers the good fight in Syria. On a sultry July night
Rebel Group Flees Headquarters, Ending Clash With Al-Qaeda Offshoot in SyriaWall Street Journal
Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes back rebels near regime heartland'Yahoo News
Syria's rebel fighters recruited to fight Isis, but captured and beaten by The Independent
Business Insider
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Posted on 2 August 2015 | 8:25 pm

The flow of jihadists into Syria dries up as Turkey cracks down on the border – Washington Post


NBC New York

The flow of jihadists into Syria dries up as Turkey cracks down on the border
Washington Post
KARKAMIS, Turkey — For years, Turkey's porous border with Syria provided a lifeline for the Islamic State, allowing the group to ferry weapons and fighters to a war zone where it was building its brutal “caliphate.” But that is now changing. Where
U.S. Launches Airstrikes to Aid American-Trained Syrian RebelsNBC New York

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Posted on 1 August 2015 | 10:39 pm

Syria – Bing News

First U.S.-trained Syria rebel believed killed in fighting -sources

The U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the incident, said the Syrian rebel was killed during fighting on Friday with suspected members of Nusra Front. The Pentagon declined to comment, citing “operational security reasons.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 11:51 am

U.S. raids on Syria government would hurt counter-terrorism effort – Lavrov

DOHA (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that any U.S. military strikes in Syria that hit the army would complicate counter-terrorism efforts there. U.S. officials said on Sunday that the United States had decided to allow …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 11:50 am

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians in past year

U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The coalition had no immediate comment. The report by Airwars, a …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 11:41 am

Kerry meet with GCC ministers expected to focus on Syria

Doha: US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold a three-way meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Saudi counterpart Adel Al Jubeir, with discussions expected to centre on Syria during a meeting in Doha today. “A key topic of discussion …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 11:40 am

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed many civilians

BAGHDAD – An independent monitoring group says some bombings carried out by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group likely have killed hundreds of civilians. The coalition had no immediate comment on the report released Monday. The report …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 11:35 am

U.S.-Led Airstrikes In Iraq, Syria Have Killed More Than 450 Civilians, But U.S. Says Only 2 Civilians Killed, Report Says

More than 450 civilians have been killed in the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, according to a new report from a group of independent journalists. The group Airwars said in its report that 57 specific airstrikes …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 10:43 am

Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The coalition had no immediate comment.

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 10:43 am

Obama approves using US air power to defend Pentagon-trained Syria rebel forces

President Obama has approved using American air power to defend U.S-backed rebels in Syria from attacks by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces or Islamist groups, increasing the chances of direct conflict between Washington and Damascus. Under new rules of …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 9:31 am

Analysis: US-Turkey deal on Syria a big gamble

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are both taking a big gamble as they agree to work together against the Islamic State group militants in Syria. Their goals, while overlapping in some ways, are far …

Posted on 3 August 2015 | 12:49 am

U.S. to Defend New Syria Force From Assad Regime

President Barack Obama has authorized using air power to defend a new U.S.-backed fighting force in Syria if it is attacked by Syrian government forces or other groups, raising the risk of the American military coming into direct conflict with the regime …

Posted on 2 August 2015 | 9:36 pm