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Syrians express opposition to Russian plan

...Wednesday, as deep divisions remained over the fate of President Bashar Assad.Syrian legislator Sharif Shehadeh, a member of the...We will not accept that the regime stays even for 24 hours. Bashar should be detained and put on trial," al-Maleh, a senior...
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Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

...militant Sunni group had mostly focused on its internal rivals - Bashar Assad's regime and rival Muslim Shiites, which the group...designed mainly to bolster the beleaguered forces of President Bashar Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin says his fight is also...
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Putin vows to hunt down, punish those who bombed Russian jet

...determination to 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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...attack 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

...two 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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Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end crisis

MOSCOW - Bashar Assad's surprise meeting with Vladimir Putin could signal that Russia ultimately seeks a political settlement after weeks of...
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US draws a line on protecting CIA-backed rebels in Syria

...intervention to prop up Syria's government has brought new scrutiny of the CIA's secret support to Syrian rebels fighting Bashar Assad. But how far is the U.S. willing to go to empower its proxies to take on Vladimir Putin's allies?The answer seems...
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Push for end to Syria war seen as most serious yet

...presidential 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

...for 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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Russian strikes take toll among Syrian civilians IS, including U.S.-backed factions, with the aim of tipping the civil war in favor of Moscow's ally, President Bashar Assad. For example, Raghad's grandfather, Col. Abdul-Razzaq Khanfoura, was a defector from the Syrian military who...
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