BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels fired dozens of mortar bombs into central Damascus on Monday, hitting a high-security area within a kilometer (less than a mile) of President Bashar al-Assad's residence, residents and a security source said.
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The White House is being pressured to act against Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against his citizens. There is no question that Assad and his regime are nasty dudes. There remain questions about the rebels. Are they...
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Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad hasn't released many public statements since fighting began in his country two years ago when the government began brutally cracking down on peaceful protesters, but he has certainly been consistent. In Assad's telling, he is beloved by most Syrians, the rebels are foreign terrorists backed by hostile governments, the military is certainly not...
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Brian HughesAmid reports that President Obama is preparing to send weapons to Syrian anti-government rebels, the White House on Wednesday said no decision has been made. “We have not and are not providing arms to the Syrian opposition but we are continuing to review our options,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. Obama is facing growing pressure to intervene in...
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Al-Qaeda assists Syrians in fight to topple Bashar Assad.
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Brian HughesThe Obama administration is rethinking whether to send arms to Syrian rebels as part of a larger internal debate over U.S. military intervention in a civil war in which the Syrian government unleashed chemical weapons. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was the first top administration official to publicly acknowledge President Obama's growing willingness to provide...
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Syrian President Bashar Assad must go, even if his government is included in peace talks envisioned in a U.S.-Russia plan, Secretary of State John Kerry says.BEIRUT - The new U.S.-Russia peace initiative for Syria will inevitably lead to the departure of President Bashar Assad, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Thursday, moving to reassure Syrian rebels and their allies...
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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration lent its support Monday to British and French plans to arm Syria's rebels, saying it wouldn't stand in the way of any country seeking to rebalance the fight against an Assad regime supported by Russia, Iran and Hezbollah. Secretary of State John Kerry said the longer Syria's two-year civil war goes on, the greater the danger of its...
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Here we go again. Syria's apparent use of a small amount of chemical weapons against its own people has many Republicans and conservatives calling for President Barack Obama to intervene. Yeah, easy, right? Just like Iraq. President Obama has said that use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a "red line." Last week, the administration said it believes that Syrian...
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SAUDI Arabia has been supplying Syrian rebels battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with arms bought from Croatia.
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