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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 deter an attack. But the administration elaborated little on ...

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Emmanuel Macron Challenges Putin on Syria and Gay Rights

VERSAILLES, France — France’s newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron, came out of his first meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday with a message of stark challenge, promising French military reprisals for any use of chemical weapons by Russia’s allies in Syria and saying he would closely ...

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On Trump’s Syria Strategy, One Voice Is Missing: Trump’s

WASHINGTON — In the days since President Trump ordered a cruise missile strike against Syria in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians, his administration has spoken with multiple voices as it seeks to explain its evolving policy. But one voice has not been heard from: that of Mr. Trump ...

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In Fight for Aleppo, Tangled Alliances in Syria Add to Chaos

By ANNE BARNARD October 6, 2016 BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian civil war, and the intense new ground battle in the divided city of Aleppo, is often seen as a contest between a chaotic array of rebel groups and the Russian-backed government of President Bashar al-Assad. But the reality is that Mr. ...

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U.N. suspends aid to Syria after convoy attacked

Airstrikes hit a U.N. Humanitarian convoy in Syria on Monday. At least 12 people are reported dead, mostly humanitarian aid workers. It is unclear who launched the attack, although Russian and Syrian aircraft are known to operate in the area. (Sept. 20) AP This image provided by the Syrian anti-government ...

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