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Kurds key in fight against Islamic State

BAGHDAD - The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major focal point...several countries, mostly Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. Sunni Muslims make...doing enough to help their brethren in Syria, have warned that the peace process could...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/kurds-key-fight-against-islamic-state
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Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

...by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages...them.The gains highlighted the plight of Syria's Kurds, who have been some of the most...necessarily a friend.The main Kurdish force in Syria, known as the People's Protection Units...

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

...Mark Begich saying he opposes calls by Obama to arm rebels in Syria.Begich said the U.S. needs greater assurances it would...Wednesday, Obama laid out a plan that includes airstrikes inside Syria and expanded strikes in Iraq as part of an effort to root out...

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

...Mark Begich saying he opposes calls by Obama to arm rebels in Syria.Begich said the U.S. needs greater assurances it would...Wednesday, Obama laid out a plan that includes airstrikes inside Syria and expanded strikes in Iraq as part of an effort to root out...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/alaskas-senators-cool-obamas-mideast-pl
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Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

HOMS, Syria - With a gigantic explosion, Syrian rebels...could still deal heavy blows elsewhere in Syria even as they withdrew from Homs, surrendering...which was suspended after gunmen in northern Syria prevented trucks carrying aid from entering...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-05-09/rebels-level-historic-aleppo-hotel-sy
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Analysis: US-led airstrikes produce few gains

...force that has swept over much of Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State fighters have proven...there has not been a flood of support. In Syria, rebels supported by Washington are in...position to move against the extremists, and Syria's Kurds are not as well armed as Iraq's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/analysis-us-led-airstrikes-produce-fe
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Syrian town poised to fall

...declared; and for the moderate opposition in Syria and Iraq to be trained and equipped...to see a more comprehensive strategy for Syria before it commits to military involvement...fighting. It has also brought the violence of Syria's civil war to Turkey's doorstep...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/syrian-town-poised-fall
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My Turn: President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels is flawed

...well as countless other atrocities in the region.However, the President is wrong when it comes to arming unknown rebels in Syria. I opposed the legislation, which eventually was signed into law to fund President Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-02/my-turn-president-obamas-plan-arm-syr
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My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...didn't come close to ridding the world of evil, but it did inflame regional resentment towards America. Bombing ISIS in Syria and Iraq may have the same result. Our nation needs leaders who will properly study and critique the entire past, not strut...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-10/my-turn-fantasy-american-exceptionali
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My Turn: The U.S. needs engaged leadership

...troops to eradicate the threat of ISIS. What he fails to realize is that we already have combat troops engaged daily in Iraq and Syria - our brave pilots conducting dangerous air strikes. Moreover, there are certainly search and rescue ground troops in the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-08/my-turn-us-needs-engaged-leadership
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