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Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

...viewed with suspicion by mainstream Syrian rebels and their Western supporters because of perceived links to President Bashar Assad's government.NATO member Turkey is also wary of the group, which it believes is affiliated with the Kurdish PKK...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-09-19/militant-gains-illustrate-plight-syri
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Alaska's senators cool to Obama's Mideast plan

...Congress to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and Syrian President Bashar Assad.Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, like Begich, acknowledged the threat posed by the Islamic State militants. But...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-12/alaskas-senators-cool-obamas-mideast-pl
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Alaska's senators cool to Obama's Mideast plan

...Congress to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and Syrian President Bashar Assad.Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, like Begich, acknowledged the threat posed by the Islamic State militants. But...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/alaskas-senators-cool-obamas-mideast-pl
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In complicating move, al-Qaida backs Syrian revolt

...extremists will try to exploit an uprising against President Bashar Assad that began with peaceful calls for democratic change...is still bleeding day after day, and the butcher (Bashar Assad) isn't deterred and doesn't stop," said al-Zawahri...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-02-13/complicating-move-al-qaida-backs-syri
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Today in Sports History

...intelligence report alleging chemical weapons use by Syria that dovetailed with similar U.S. claims, as President Bashar Assad warned that any military strike against his country would spark an uncontrollable regional war. On her fifth try...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02
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Syrian rebels kill 10 troops, capture others in Lebanon

...Syrian troops.The Nusra Front is one of the most powerful groups fighting to overthrow the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad.The army chief said the fighters belonged to extremist Sunni groups, but did not name them. He said the fighting...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-04/syrian-rebels-kill-10-troops-capture-
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Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

...could still deal heavy blows elsewhere in Syria even as they withdrew from Homs, surrendering that city to President Bashar Assad's forces.In Homs, 95 miles south of Aleppo, army troops were poised to enter the city's old quarters after hundreds...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-05-09/rebels-level-historic-aleppo-hotel-sy
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Syria says it won't give up power in peace talks

...talks will begin Jan. 22 in Geneva. The meeting, which would be the first face-to-face talks between President Bashar Assad's government and its opponents since the Syrian war began, has raised hopes that a resolution to a conflict that...

http://juneauempire.com/albert-aji/2013-11-28/syria-says-it-wont-give-power-peac
Analysis: Kerry gets credit for moving ball on thorny foreign policy issues

...conflict, warmed up relations with Iran and got the disorganized Syrian opposition closer to peace talks with President Bashar Assad's government.Analysts agree that victory remains distant on all those fronts, but they see reason for a cautious...

http://juneauempire.com/hannah-allam/2013-11-21/analysis-kerry-gets-credit-movin
Red line? US says Syria used poison

WASHINGTON - The White House declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence indicates Syrian President Bashar Assad has twice used deadly chemical weapons in his country's fierce civil war, a provocative action that would cross President Barack...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-04-26/red-line-us-says-syria-used-poison
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