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Mattis claims Syria heeds US warnings over chemical strike: ‘They didn’t do it’ – Washington Post


Washington Post

Mattis claims Syria heeds US warnings over chemical strike: 'They didn't do it'
Washington Post
The Syrian government appears to have backed down after White House claims that Bashar al-Assad's forces were preparing for another possible chemical attack, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters aboard a flight to …
Why Is the White House Threatening Syria Over Chemical Weapons?Slate Magazine (blog)
US Has Seen Chemical Weapons Activity in Syria, Pentagon SaysNew York Times
Dem: Trump doesn't have authorization for military action in SyriaThe Hill
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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 1:53 pm

Turkey returns fire on YPG in Syria, warplanes hit militants in Iraq – Reuters


Reuters

Turkey returns fire on YPG in Syria, warplanes hit militants in Iraq
Reuters
ISTANBUL Turkish forces retaliated with an artillery barrage overnight and destroyed Kurdish YPG militia targets after the group's fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the military said on Wednesday. It said Turkish warplanes …
US-Led Coalition Envoy Visits Syria to Discuss Raqqa AftermathU.S. News & World Report
Turkish military 'returns fire' at Kurdish YPG forcesAljazeera.com
Mattis: US arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after RaqqaABC News

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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 6:18 am

Cyberattack, Donald Trump, Syria: Your Wednesday Briefing – New York Times


New York Times

Cyberattack, Donald Trump, Syria: Your Wednesday Briefing
New York Times
Above, President Bashar al-Assad visiting troops at a Russian air base in western Syria. President Trump conferred by phone with President Emmanuel Macron of France on finding a common response should the attack take place. Mr. Macron seized the …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 4:04 am

Trump, Macron discuss need to collaborate in event of Syria chemical weapons attack – CBS News


CBS News

Trump, Macron discuss need to collaborate in event of Syria chemical weapons attack
CBS News
President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the importance of a unified response in the event of another chemical attack in Syria, according to a readout of a phone call the two held Tuesday. The readout from the French president's …
France's Macron says sees no legitimate successor to Syria's AssadReuters

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Posted on 28 June 2017 | 2:22 am

Fight against ISIS in Syria leaves behind deadly path of destruction – CBS News


CBS News

Fight against ISIS in Syria leaves behind deadly path of destruction
CBS News
RAQQA PROVINCE, Syria — Twelve miles north of Raqqa, American Marines and Army engineers are replacing a shattered bridge. They've spent three days in the desert, coaxing the prefabricated steel into place. Cpt. Bobby Murray, based at Camp Lejeune …

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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 11:39 pm

Senate, Syria, Google: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing – New York Times


New York Times

Senate, Syria, Google: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
New York Times
1. The Senate postponed a vote on the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act amid disarray within the G.O.P. The majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, above, said he would wait until after the Fourth of July to push for a vote

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 10:18 pm

Airstrike on ISIS Prison in Syria Kills Dozens, Activists Say – New York Times


Los Angeles Times

Airstrike on ISIS Prison in Syria Kills Dozens, Activists Say
New York Times
BEIRUT, Lebanon — An airstrike in eastern Syria destroyed a house that the Islamic State had turned into a prison, killing dozens of people, Syrian activists said Tuesday, and they blamed the military coalition led by the United States for the attack.
Activists say a cluster bomb in Syria has killed 15, including women and childrenLos Angeles Times
Syria war: 'Cluster bombs' dropped on IS-held villageBBC News
At least 15 dead in cluster bomb attack in eastern SyriaCBC.ca
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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 9:43 pm

Syria, India, CNN: Your Morning Briefing – New York Times


New York Times

Syria, India, CNN: Your Morning Briefing
New York Times
Syrian and Russian officials rejected an accusation from the White House that Syrian forces were preparing to launch a chemical weapons attack. [The New York Times]. • Guo Wengui, an exiled Chinese billionaire, has Beijing riveted by his unverified

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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 8:08 pm

The Latest: Syria rebels say new chemical attack possible – Washington Post


Washington Post

The Latest: Syria rebels say new chemical attack possible
Washington Post
BEIRUT — The Latest on the White House saying it has “potential” evidence that Syria's government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local):. 7:30 p.m.. Syrian rebels say they do not rule out the possibility of another chemical

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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 4:41 pm

After a Century, Syrian Refugees Return to Armenia – New York Times (blog)


New York Times (blog)

After a Century, Syrian Refugees Return to Armenia
New York Times (blog)
Armenia is a small and largely homogenous country of just three million people, so when thousands of refugees fleeing Syria's conflict began arriving a few years ago, their presence was impossible to ignore. According to Armenian officials, more than

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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 8:02 am

Syria – BingNews

Activists say a cluster bomb in Syria has killed 15, including women and children

Activists say a cluster bomb attack on an Islamic State-held village in eastern Syria has killed at least 15 people, including women and children. Two Syrian monitoring groups, Deir Ezzor 24 and Justice For Life, say the weapons were dropped by an …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 7:10 am

Here’s what the F-22, the world’s most lethal combat plane, is doing in Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA — The U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor stealth fighter is playing a crucial yet evolving role in air operations over Syria and Iraq. With advanced stealth technology and powerful sensors, the aircraft is the first coalition plane back in …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 7:03 am

Mattis says Syria’s government taking US threat seriously

Syria’s government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Brussels, Mattis noted there has been no such attack since …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 6:37 am

Dozens dead in ‘US-led strike’ in Syria’s al-Mayadeen

Monitor says suspected US-led raid killed dozens of people, mostly civilian inmates, at an ISIL-run jail in Deir Az Zor. The US is supporting an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters in their assault on ISIL in Syria [File: AFP] A suspected US-led …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 6:09 am

Turkey returns fire on YPG in Syria, warplanes hit militants in Iraq

ISTANBUL Turkish forces retaliated with an artillery barrage overnight and destroyed Kurdish YPG militia targets after the group’s fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the military said on Wednesday. It said Turkish warplanes …

Posted on 28 June 2017 | 4:16 am

U.S. Has Seen Chemical Weapons Activity in Syria, Pentagon Says

WASHINGTON — President Trump has drawn a new red line for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, with American officials describing preparations at a Syrian air base for a chemical weapons assault as they sought Tuesday to bolster Mr. Trump’s threat to …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 9:16 pm

U.S. Warns Syria Over Chemical Weapons

The U.S. military stepped up preparations on Tuesday for a possible strike against the Syrian regime after Washington said it picked up signs that President Bashar al-Assad was preparing to use chemical weapons again. The White House set the stage for a …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 9:09 pm

US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected “active preparations” by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 8:35 pm

The Latest: US warns Syria against chemical attack

BEIRUT – The Latest on the White House saying it has “potential” evidence that Syria’s government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The Trump administration is warning that Syria will pay “a heavy price” if it …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 1:52 pm

US, France vow ‘joint response’ if chemical attack in Syria

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed Tuesday on a joint response in the event of another chemical attack in Syria, as Washington warned Damascus would pay a “heavy price” for such a move. The tough language, in a …

Posted on 27 June 2017 | 6:19 am

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