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Syria war toll tops 191,000 says UN
The death toll from the war in Syria has topped 191,000, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said Friday, criticising "international paralysis" on the conflict where jihadists have established a foothold. Among the dead were 9,000 children, she said, with her spokesman stressing that up to 6,000 people were dying in Syria every month. Pillay's comments came as a monitoring group reported that at least ...(8/22/2014 12:49:05 PM)
Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with Islamic State militants in the Syrian civil war, the United States is staging air strikes on the same group across the frontier in ...(8/21/2014 8:44:35 AM)
Obama to Consider Airstrikes in Syria Against Terror Group
President Barack Obama will consider airstrikes in Syria if needed in the battle against the Islamic State terrorists who beheaded an American journalist. "Any strategy to deal with the ISIL organization has to deal with both sides of the border in Iraq and Syria," Obama's deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, told reporters today. While Obama hasn't approved such a strike yet, "we're ...(8/22/2014 3:45:19 PM)
Officials: U.S. rescue mission in Syria failed
President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops to Syria earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held by a violent extremist group, including slain journalist James Foley, but did not find the hostages, senior Obama administration officials said Wednesday.(8/20/2014 11:43:53 PM)
US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday.(8/20/2014 11:40:55 PM)
Syria death toll passes 191,000, U.N. says
"Tragically it is probably an underestimate of the real total number of people killed during the first 3 years of this murderous conflict"(8/22/2014 11:07:53 AM)
U.S. weighs airstrikes in Syria
American military leaders made clear that defeating ISIS jihadists in Iraq would require going after them in Syria.(8/22/2014 10:59:13 PM)
Who Has the Advantage as Syria Moves to Take on ISIS?
As a battle for supremacy looms, ISIS has the momentum, but analysts say that if forced to choose, Western and Arab leaders will back Assad.(8/22/2014 1:36:49 PM)
Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten
BEIRUT (AP) — The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad.(8/21/2014 3:00:17 PM)
New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a new report by a respected international research group. It cites the risk that the missiles could be smuggled out of Syria by terrorists.(8/19/2014 1:53:09 PM)
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