Syria

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U.S. Special Operations Conducts Raid in Syria, Kills ISIS Commander

May 16, 2015
U.S. Special Operations Conducts Raid in Syria, Kills ISIS Commander

(CNN) – U.S. Special Operations forces killed a key ISIS commander during a daring raid in eastern Syria overnight Friday to Saturday — securing intelligence on how the terror organization operates, communicates and earns money, U.S. government officials said. The ISIS commander, identified by his nom de guerre Abu Sayyaf, was killed in a...

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Alison Toon
Refugee camps, ISIS, Damascus, 1948… and revisiting Gaza

Apr 1, 2015
Refugee camps, ISIS, Damascus, 1948… and revisiting Gaza

As I read the news this morning about ISIS (IS) entering a Syrian refugee camp, the Yarmouk camp near Damascus, capturing and trapping around 18,000 people... and then reading that the camp has been in existance since 1948... it's horrific.Why, why, wh...

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President Obama asks Congress to Authorize Military Force Against ISIS

Feb 11, 2015
President Obama asks Congress to Authorize Military Force Against ISIS

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against ISIS, the first time a U.S. President has asked for such authorization in 13 years. Lawmakers on Wednesday morning received a draft Authorization for the Use of Military Force, a resolution that...

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US Investigates how Americans are Lured into Syria, ISIS

Aug 28, 2014
US Investigates how Americans are Lured into Syria, ISIS

(CNN) — The FBI is scrambling to track a growing number of Americans who have left to join the fight in Syria, including investigating how the young men were recruited and the logistics of their travel, officials said Thursday. Dozens of Americans are among the thousands of foreigners who have flocked to Syria to...

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YubaNet.com
The Economic Cost of a U.S. Military Strike on Syria

Sep 5, 2013

Sept. 5, 2013 - As federal lawmakers and the American people grapple with the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Syria, National Priorities Project (NPP) announces the release of a new interactive tool tracking the Cost of National Security. ...

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Capitol Alert
Bera says he’s still not convinced U.S. should strike Syria

Sep 4, 2013

Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at a hearing Wednesday that neither he nor his constituents are yet convinced that the United States should launch a military assault on the Syrian regime over its use of chemical weapons i...

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Congressman Jeff Denham Talks about Crisis in Syria

Sep 4, 2013

Paul Robins and Bethany Crouch talk to Congressman Jeff Denham. He represents the 10th District. They discuss the ongoing situation in Syria.



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UNHCR and Syria’s neighbours announce joint push for expanded international support for countries hosting large refugee populations

Sep 4, 2013

Sept. 4, 2013 - With two million refugees having fled Syria, government ministers from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey announced with UNHCR today that they had agreed to jointly seek an urgent and major expansion of international help for the region....

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Progressive Change Campaign Committee Sends Memo To Congress Showing Progressive Base Overwhelmingly Opposes Bombing Syria

Sep 4, 2013

Sept. 4, 2013 - Today, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is sending a memo to Senators and Representatives, many of whom the PCCC campaigned for, showing the progressive base overwhelmingly opposes bombing Syria. Over 57,000 survey respo...

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Kofi Annan, The Elders: There is no military solution to the Syria conflict

Sep 4, 2013

Sept. 4, 2013 - Statement by Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders: The Elders are appalled by the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria. We strongly condemn the use of such weapons as inhumane and criminal. Those responsible must be held accou...

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