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Sep 27, 2014

ISIS air strikes: MI6 in secret talks with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime

British Intelligence officers have been negotiating with the tyrant’s senior foreign office diplomats and spy networks for months in the Syrian capital Damascu... #Damascus, Syria #Bashar al-Assad

Sep 27, 2014

US-led planes strike Islamic State fighters attacking Syria town

The United States and five Arab allies launched an aerial campaign against Islamic State fighters in Syria early Tuesday with the aim of rolling back and ultimately crushing the extremist group. BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Isla... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Iraq #Turkey #United Kingdom #Beirut, Lebanon #New York (state) #Lebanon, PA

Sep 29, 2014

Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy aids Assad

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator... #Syria #United Nations #Barack Obama #Al-Qaeda

Sep 28, 2014

Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes... #Barack Obama #Syria #United Nations #Al-Qaeda

Sep 24, 2014

Air strikes on Isis show key shift in US stance on Syria

As America and its Arab allies targeted Islamic militants in Syria for the first time, killing at least 120 of them, it is evident that Washington is no longer giving priority to removing President Bashar al-Assad from power.This..... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad

Sep 24, 2014

UN chief urges global fight for hope

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted a string of crisis facing the international community in a world that may seem like it is falling apart. Addressing world leaders on Wednesday at the opening of the UN General Assembly's ministeria... #Syria #Iraq #Middle East #Turkey #Africa #Ban Ki-moon #Bashar al-Assad #New York (state)

Sep 24, 2014

Air strikes on Syria: A long and uncertain shot

In the past few weeks, air strikes by US forces have been targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, also known by its Arabic acronym "Daesh". But on September 23, the US, together with its leading Arab allies, announced that ... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Iraq #Saudi Arabia #Barack Obama #Jordan #Al-Qaeda #Bashar al-Assad

Sep 24, 2014

US air strikes target IS in Syria

The United States has executed two air strikes on an Islamic State group staging area in eastern Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said. The target of the strikes was an area used by the militants to move equipment across the border into Iraq, according to... #Syria #The Pentagon #Iraq #Baghdad #United Kingdom #John Kirby

Sep 24, 2014

US told Iran of intent to strike Islamic State in Syria —source

UNITED NATIONS - The United States informed Iran in advance of its intention to strike Islamic State militants in Syria and assured Tehran that it would not target the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Iranian official told Reuters... #Syria #Iran #Tehran #Bashar al-Assad

Sep 28, 2014

Militants pledge to fight back

The leader of al Qaida's Syria affiliate has vowed that his group would "use all possible means" to fight back against airstrikes by the US-led coalition and warned that the conflict would reach Western countries joining the alliance. The US views th... #Syria #Al-Qaeda #Iraq #Osama bin Laden