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Putin vows to hunt down, punish those who bombed Russian jet

...fight IS, although Western concerns remain that its airstrikes also are hitting rebels who oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad but are not affiliated with radical groups.Putin said that Russia's air campaign in Syria "should not only be continued...
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...that killed as many as 1,400 Syrians in August 2013 who said they wanted to help Syrian civilians and fight President Bashar Assad. The vast majority ended up with the Islamic State group.Look beyond France, and there is a sense of the scale of...
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France IDs top Paris attacks figure

...leaders maintained a publicly frosty demeanor, reflecting strained relations over Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and Russia's go-it-alone pursuit of airstrikes against both IS and anti-IS rebels in the country, a strategy...
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Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

...Sunni group had mostly focused on its internal rivals - Bashar Assad's regime and rival Muslim Shiites, which the group...mainly to bolster the beleaguered forces of President Bashar Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin says his fight is...
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Push for end to Syria war seen as most serious yet

...election. But it makes no mention of Syrian President Bashar Assad stepping down during the transition - a key opposition...cease-fire ahead of talks."The political future of Dr. Bashar Assad should only be decided by the Syrian people in democratic...
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IS bomb on plane would herald new phase in conflict

...Russia's air campaign against IS - and other groups - in Syria, where Moscow wants to preserve the rule of President Bashar Assad. The group warned Putin that they would also target him "at home."But IS has not offered any details to back its...
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Russia shows military might in Syria, also pushes diplomacy

...Arabia and Turkey, both staunch critics of President Bashar Assad.Lavrov said he wanted to provide "firsthand implement that and it's a person called Assad, Bashar Assad."Kerry spoke alongside German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter...
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Islamic State group advances in central Syria, seizing town

...bloody violence that also left over a million injured. What started out as protests against the government of President Bashar Assad in 2011 has turned into a bloody civil war that has also attracted militants from around the world, fanned by rising...
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Carter: US is retooling fight against IS

...began conducting hundreds of airstrikes in Syria. Moscow says it is trying to help the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad defeat IS, but many of the Russia airstrikes have targeted Syrian rebels in areas where the extremist group is not...
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...threaten to further inflame the combustible atmosphere.And Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian President Bashar Assad in Moscow, suggesting that Putin's support for Assad's government will not wane.Although State Department spokesman...
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