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Pentagon plan to defeat Islamic State to look beyond Iraq, Syria – Reuters


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Pentagon plan to defeat Islamic State to look beyond Iraq, Syria
Reuters
WASHINGTON A Pentagon-led plan to defeat Islamic State, due in draft form by Monday, will look beyond Iraq and Syria to include the threat from jihadists around the world fueling the conflict, America's top general said on Thursday. The remarks by
There Were Two Major Victories Against ISIS in Iraq and SyriaNew York Magazine
New anti-Islamic State plan could change US strategy in SyriaWashington Post
With new anti-ISIS plan due next week, Pentagon considering US troops in SyriaMcClatchy Washington Bureau
New York Times –The National Interest Online –CBS News
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Posted on 24 February 2017 | 12:25 am

For Syrian Refugees, There Is No Going Home – New York Times


New York Times

For Syrian Refugees, There Is No Going Home
New York Times
What they are not doing is packing up en masse to leave, despite exhortations from Syrian and Lebanese officials, who have declared that safety and security are on the march in neighboring Syria and that it is time for refugees to go home. But as a new

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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 10:32 pm

‘Al-Qaeda is eating us’: Syrian rebels are losing out to extremists – Washington Post


Washington Post

'Al-Qaeda is eating us': Syrian rebels are losing out to extremists
Washington Post
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The biggest surviving rebel stronghold in northern Syria is falling under the control of al-Qaeda-linked extremists amid a surge of rebel infighting that threatens to vanquish what is left of the moderate rebellion. The ascent of

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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 10:24 pm

Russian Defense Minister Praises Military Achievements In Syria – NPR


Russian Defense Minister Praises Military Achievements In Syria
NPR
Email. February 23, 20174:26 PM ET. Heard on All Things Considered · Lucian Kim · Twitter. Russia's defense minister says his country has been able to test more than 160 new weapons in Syria, while human rights activists accuse the Kremlin of war crimes.

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 9:27 pm

Russian Defense Minister Says His Military Has Tested 162 Weapons In Syria – NPR


NPR

Russian Defense Minister Says His Military Has Tested 162 Weapons In Syria
NPR
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made his way to the Duma, the lower house of parliament, on the eve of Defender of the Fatherland Day. The Feb. 23 national holiday was once known as Soviet Army and Navy Day, and Shoigu, dressed in the …
Russia has won the Syrian civil war, says RussiaMarketWatch
Russia Says War In Syria Is Over (and Russia Won)Observer

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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 9:27 pm

These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria’s Civil War – NPR


These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria's Civil War
NPR
The oft-overlooked Oscar category of best documentary short has a dramatic theme this year: Three of the five films nominated are about Syrians, and each offers an intimate, eye-witness account of the devastation in that country. One of the shorts, The

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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 9:26 pm

Turkey-backed rebels seize Islamic State’s al-Bab stronghold in Syria – Washington Post


Washington Post

Turkey-backed rebels seize Islamic State's al-Bab stronghold in Syria
Washington Post
BEIRUT — Turkish-backed rebels seized the Syrian town of al-Bab from Islamic State militants Thursday, ending a grinding offensive to push the extremist group from one of its final strongholds. Launched in August, the operation has proved unexpectedly …
Syria conflict: Turkey says capture of IS stronghold of al-Bab nearly completeBBC News
Turkey-backed rebels in 'near full control' of Al BabAljazeera.com
Turkey-backed rebels retake Syrian town of al-Bab from IS groupFRANCE 24
Al-Monitor –Reuters –Voice of America
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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 7:30 pm

Sen. McCain Makes Unannounced Trip To Syria To Meet With US Forces – NPR


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Sen. McCain Makes Unannounced Trip To Syria To Meet With US Forces
NPR
Sen. John McCain made an unannounced trip to northern Syria last week to meet with U.S. forces stationed there, his office announced on Wednesday. McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to discuss the campaign for …
What the Hell Is Going on in Syria?Esquire.com
McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet US military, KurdsABC News
McCain makes secret trip to Syria as US debates new plans to fight Islamic StateFox News
Breitbart News –The Hill –Military Times –Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 9:52 am

Syria peace talks resume, but Assad is in the driver’s seat – Washington Post


Washington Post

Syria peace talks resume, but Assad is in the driver's seat
Washington Post
No one is expecting much progress when United Nations-brokered talks on Syria resume on Thursday in Geneva. The forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad scored significant victories in 2016, most importantly the recapture of rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
Syria peace talks: Sides fail to meet on first day in GenevaBBC News
Rich in symbols, UN-backed Syria peace talks resume for the first time in yearsLos Angeles Times
Syria talks hit nag before opening ceremony in GenevaAljazeera.com
Reuters –BBC News –The Guardian
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Posted on 23 February 2017 | 6:06 am

Syria, Marine Le Pen, NASA: Your Thursday Briefing – New York Times


New York Times

Syria, Marine Le Pen, NASA: Your Thursday Briefing
New York Times
Newly released emails show that Mr. Trump's top environmental official, Scott Pruitt, worked closely with major oil and gas companies and political groups to roll back environmental regulations when he was Oklahoma's attorney general.

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 5:03 am

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Senator John McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria

Senator John McCain (R-AZ), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made a secret trip to Kurdish territory in Syria last weekend, where he visited American military personnel. He also met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on his way home.

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 7:10 pm

What to expect as Syria peace talks resume

A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter sits near anti-tank missile in northern Deir al-Zor province ahead of an offensive against ISIS militants, Syria, Feb. 21, 2017. GENEVA– For the first time in six years, Syrian government representatives are …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 5:06 pm

Pentagon plan to defeat Islamic State to look beyond Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON A Pentagon-led plan to defeat Islamic State, due in draft form by Monday, will look beyond Iraq and Syria to include the threat from jihadists around the world fueling the conflict, America’s top general said on Thursday. The remarks by Marine …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 4:25 pm

These Oscar-Nominated Documentaries Tell Intimate Stories Of Syria’s Civil War

The oft-overlooked Oscar category of best documentary short has a dramatic theme this year: Three of the five films nominated are about Syrians, and each offers an intimate, eye-witness account of the devastation in that country. One of the shorts, The …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 2:55 pm

McCain makes secret trip to Syria as US debates new plans to fight Islamic State

Sen. John McCain made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit U.S. military officials and Kurdish fighters and to discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State, his office said Wednesday. McCain, R-Ariz., made the visit to the war-torn country as U …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 2:44 pm

UN’s Syria envoy pledges ‘serious try’ as peace talks resume in Geneva

UN talks resume in Geneva with Russia asking the Syrian air force to respect the ceasefire but little prospect of departure for Assad The UN special envoy to Syria has said he will give the latest round of peace talks that resumed in Geneva on Thursday …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 12:02 pm

Turkey-backed rebels seize Islamic State’s al-Bab stronghold in Syria

BEIRUT — Turkish-backed rebels seized the Syrian town of al-Bab from Islamic State militants Thursday, ending a grinding offensive to push the extremist group from one of its final strongholds. Launched in August, the operation has proved unexpectedly …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 11:16 am

Syria ceasefire is holding ‘by and large’: UN envoy

Syria ceasefire is holding ‘by and large’: UN envoy The ceasefire is holding ‘by and large’ says United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on the eve of peace talks in Geneva. Video provided by AFP Check out this story on USATODAY.com …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 5:05 am

McCain makes secret trip to Syria to meet US military, Kurds

Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) made a secret trip to northern Syria last week to meet with U.S. troops and Kurdish fighters amid their longstanding battle to defeat ISIS, his office said Wednesday. “Senator McCain traveled to northern Syria last week to …

Posted on 23 February 2017 | 3:09 am

More U.S. Troops May Be Needed Against ISIS in Syria, a Top General Says

AMMAN, Jordan — More American troops may be needed in Syria to speed the campaign against the Islamic State, the top United States commander for the Middle East said on Wednesday. “I am very concerned about maintaining momentum,” Gen. Joseph L.

Posted on 22 February 2017 | 10:48 pm