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Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons
DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.(10/31/2014 1:43:43 PM)
Situation in Syria is 'appalling,' getting worse: U.N.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The humanitarian crisis in Syria is getting worse as all parties to the war, including forces aligned with the government and Islamic State militants, show "callous disregard" for millions of suffering civilians, the United Nations said on Thursday. The comments from Kyung-wha Kang, U.N. assistant secretary-general and deputy emergency relief coordinator, came during a ...(10/30/2014 2:39:38 PM)
Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West
UNDATED (AP) — With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region — the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad — there is still no plan.(10/31/2014 4:21:27 PM)
Foreign fighters stream into Syria: US officials
Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria at a rate of roughly 1,000 a month, with no let-up in the flow despite international efforts to stem the tide, US officials said Friday. The surge in foreign militants heading to Syria surpasses anything seen in previous conflicts in the past 10 years, including wars in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia or elsewhere, said a US intelligence official, who spoke ...(10/31/2014 2:05:28 PM)
White House says Syria strategy working, policy on Assad clear
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House and Pentagon sought to portray a unified stance on Syria on Friday after reports that a memo from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel criticized U.S. strategy as fuzzy on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said U.S. strategy against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was working. He denied Washington was focused on ...(10/31/2014 11:36:57 AM)
Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes
By Humeyra Pamuk and Raheem Salman SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents. U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around Kobani earlier in the day in an apparent ...(10/31/2014 5:27:30 PM)
Few Arrests of Americans Who Fought In Syria or Iraq, as Feds Focus on Small Group Back Inside U.S
Man Nabbed For Allegedly Attempting to Recruit Americans to ISIS(10/30/2014 4:02:00 PM)
UN envoy proposes zones to 'freeze' Syria fighting
UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura presented an "action plan" for Syria on Thursday, proposing to "freeze" fighting in local areas to allow for aid deliveries and to lay the groundwork for talks. De Mistura told reporters after meeting with the UN Security Council that he did not have a peace plan but rather "an action plan" to ease suffering from the more than three-year war in Syria.(10/30/2014 5:10:59 PM)
Syria's Alawites pay heavy price for war as they bury their sons, Assad's soldiers
The posters announcing the deaths of Syrian soldiers are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming impromptu murals of death that illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.(10/31/2014 8:23:48 AM)
Hagel blasts US Syria strategy in memo: official
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel has castigated the US strategy in Syria in a memo to the White House, saying Washington must explain its intentions toward President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The memo was sent last week to President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, a defense official said Thursday, confirming a New York Times report. Hagel warned that the Syria policy was "in ...(10/30/2014 2:37:57 PM)
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