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Three Hospitals Attacked in Rebel Side of Aleppo, Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Bombs from airstrikes hit three hospitals on Wednesday in the rebel-held side of Aleppo, Syria, including a pediatrics center supported by the United Nations, in what aid providers and opposition activists called a new atrocity in the fighting that has ravaged the city. The Middle East regional ...

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Defiant Bashar al-Assad Vows to Retake ‘Every Inch’ of Syria

By DAVID E. SANGER and RICK GLADSTONE June 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — Syria’s president promised to retake “every inch” of the country from his foes on Tuesday in a defiant speech that appeared to reject the humanitarian relief effort and peaceful transition of power that the United States, Russia and more than a dozen other ...

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On the Ground in Syria: Bloodshed, Misery and Hope

ALEPPO, Syria — On the edge of Aleppo’s ancient citadel, Zahra and her family squatted in a once-grand apartment, now facing rebel lines. Plastic sheets covered its tall windows to shield the space from a sniper’s view; shelling boomed in the distance. Zahra, 25, who gave just one name, flicked ...

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World Briefing: Syria: United Nations Says Food Aid Will Be Restored

The United Nations announced on Monday that it would fully restore all food aid to hundreds of thousands of war-ravaged Syrians that had been cut by funding shortfalls. In a statement, the World Food Program, the main United Nations anti-hunger agency, said $ 675 million pledged at a London donor conference in February ...

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U.S. looking at expanding role on ground in Iraq, Syria

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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters march during a training camp conducted by trainers from the German military forces as German defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen visits the camp in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on October 27, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMEDSAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images ...

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American intelligence failure in Syria: Column

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Obama administration stammers: Putin didn’t surprise us… though we thought he’d turn on Assad… but he’ll sink in Mideast quagmire. Protesters hold photos of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Damascus on Oct. 13, 2015.(Photo: Youssef Badawi, epa) The White House insists that Russia’s increasingly bold ...

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Wesley Clark: How to defeat Russia's Syria gambit

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Intervention leaves the U.S. with three alternatives to counter Assad resurgence. Russian pilots in the cockpit of a fighter bomber at a Syrian airbase outside Latakia.(Photo: Russian Defense Ministry via epa) With Russia’s intervention in Syria, it is time to skip the blame game, move quickly to take stock of ...

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