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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    US-led coalition ramps up strikes against Islamic State in Syria-Turkey border town

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:49am by Associated Press in Mursitpinar, Turkey

    ... by the United States,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Psaki said Allen and Turkish officials discussed ways to advance the effort against the Islamic State group and said a joint military ... in Ankara and requested anonymity. The fight for Kobani has brought Syria’s civil war yet again to Turkey’s doorstep, and for weeks the US and its allies have pressed Ankara to take a more robust ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US fears for life of woman aid worker held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... The circumstances of his death were unclear. A relative, Kenneth McCain, said the US State Department had called his family to inform them that Douglas McCain had been killed in Syria. “We do not know if he was fighting anyone,” said Kenneth McCain, who hung up before answering how he is related to Douglas. Jen Psaki, State Department spokeswoman, said US officials are in contact with the family ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels start withdrawal from Homs, cradle of uprising

    Posted May 07th 2014, 06:27pm by Reuters

    ... as a charade. They say no credible election can be held in a country fractured by ongoing civil war, with swathes of territory outside government control, 6 million people displaced and another 2.5 ... buses collected the departing rebel fighters from Homs. A total of 1,200 fighters are expected to leave Homs in stages, carefully synchronised with the aid delivery and the release of several ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels using US-made missiles, Russia claims

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 05:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... delivered to the rebels from abroad on several means of transport, including passenger planes. “For this all kinds of transport could be activated, including civil aviation. This is a serious ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia backs Syria in condemning closure of embassies in US

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:56pm by Reuters

    ... to broker a peace deal in Syria, which is in its fourth year of civil war. The Russian Foreign Ministry suggested Washington's actions were aimed at "regime change" to oust Syrian ... "torpedoed the fundamental legal principle of consular work by involving honorary consulates in political matters". US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki rejected Syria's charge, ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Philippines seeks increased protection for UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... them. Manila is demanding they get heavy weapons and protection to survive attack by chemical weapons, planes and tanks deployed in Syria's civil war. The warning, made by President Benigno ... a spokeswoman for the UN Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support, declined to comment on the Philippine president's remarks. But she said in an e-mailed statement that the Golan ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Kerry asks Russia to pressure Syria on faster chemical arms removal

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 10:12am by Reuters

    ... progress in moving Syrian chemical weapons, said a senior US State Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity. “Secretary Kerry pressed Foreign Minister Lavrov to push the regime ... chemical weapons arsenal of roughly 1,300 tonnes of toxic agents and will miss next week’s deadline to send all toxic agents abroad for destruction. The State Department confirmed on Thursday ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    US confirms Syria has used Scuds against rebels

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 02:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... in northwestern Syria reported hearing several fierce explosions daily from up to 15 kilometres away. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said “we’re seeing missiles employed now” but she refused ... for al-Qaeda in Iraq, and all of us have seen what al-Qaeda in Iraq tried to do to threaten the social fabric of Iraq,” Burns said. With the total death toll from the civil war now topping 42,000, ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Bolstered by victory in Qusair, Assad forces turn sights on Homs, Aleppo

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Vladimir Putin proposed that Russian peacekeepers replace the departing Austrian troops. The regime triumph in Qusair, a key crossroads town of supply lines between Damascus and western and northern Syria, showcased the potentially game-changing role of Hezbollah in Syria's civil war and was openly celebrated in the militant group's strongholds in Lebanon and in Damascus. ...

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    United States increases pressure to allow aid into 'starving' Homs

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:19pm by Reuters

    ... States yesterday demanded that Syria allow aid into the "starving" city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian government said women and children could leave the besieged city and that rebels should hand over the names of the men who would remain, but a US State Department spokesman said ...




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