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WW3: Turkey downs Russian plane inside Syria

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A Russian Su-24 fighter has been shot down in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding the plane hadn’t violated Turkish airspace and was flying at an altitude of 6,000 meters. “During the flight, the aircraft was flying within the borders of Syria, which was registered by objective monitoring data,” the …

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Act of War: Israeli warplanes begin bombing inside Syria

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Israeli warplanes have struck targets near the international airport in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Israeli and Syrian media says. The reports said the attack happened Wednesday morning. There were no immediate comments from the Syrian government on the issue. In October, the Israeli military launched a number of artillery attacks against Syrian …

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Rand Paul: “Look where ISIS gets its weapons from”

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Presidential candidate Rand Paul has urged voters to look to where ISIS is getting it’s weapons from to understand the monumental problem the US is facilitating in Syria and beyond. Speaking with Ed Berliner of Newsmax, paul stated “Most of these people do not have the sophistication to make arms …

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ISIS’ Toyota trucks were supplied by US State Department

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The US Treasury has recently opened an inquiry about the so-called “Islamic State’s” (ISIS/ISIL) use of large numbers of brand-new Toyota trucks. The issue has arisen in the wake of Russia’s air operations over Syria and growing global suspicion that the US itself has played a key role in arming, funding, and …

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Russia: western air strikes in Syria illegal under UN charter

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today during a news conference air strikes in Syria by France and Britain are in violation of the Charter of the United Nations. Lavrov said during a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday Russia is conducting military action in Syria at the request …

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China joins Russia, Syria in fight against western backed ISIS

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China will be helping out the Syrian government in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) by sending “military advisers,” media reports have claimed. “The Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks,” a Syrian army official told the Lebanon-based news website Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi. The report claims that a Chinese naval …

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CIA spending $1 billion a year to arm and train Syrian ‘rebels’

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Key lawmakers have moved to slash funding of a secret CIA operation to train and arm rebels in Syria, a move that U.S. officials said reflects rising skepticism of the effectiveness of the agency program and the Obama administration’s strategy in the Middle East. The House Intelligence Committee recently voted …

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CIA run ISIS executes 700 in Syria

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The Islamic State group (IS) has executed 700 people from a Syrian tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria over the past two weeks, the majority of whom were civilians, a Syrian monitoring group said Saturday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has consistently tracked violence on …

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Israel bombs 9 military targets inside Syria

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Nine Syrian military targets have been hit by Israeli jets and guided missiles, the IDF says, claiming it was a decisive response to a series of cross-border shootings to protect the citizens of Israel. The strikes on targets in Golan Heights were carried out shortly after midnight, Haaretz reports citing …

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France and Turkey plot to assasinate Assad

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A Lebanese news website says it has obtained a documentary movie revealing a plot hatched by French and Turkish spy agencies to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Lebanese Asianews website says the movie, which has been produced by the well-known Syrian media activist Khedar Awarake, shows confessions by those who were on …

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Enemy inside the gates: Syria’s main foe is ‘foreign-sponsored terrorists’

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Syrian President Bashar Assad is not caught in a traditional civil war, but is rather struggling against an extra-state-sponsored war of terrorism to bring down his government, according to Russian experts. Today, Western countries are implementing the primitive tool of ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ to influence the internal situation in foreign countries, …

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US lied about Syrian chemical attack then bombed them anyway

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Never one to accept the U.S. government’s official explanation of events without question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has investigated Donald Trump’s decision to strike the al-Shayat Airbase in Syria in April of this year, which the president launched amid widespread allegations that the Syrian government committed a chemical weapons …

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10 things you need to know about Syria

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Corporate media regularly attempts to present Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria as solely responsible for the ongoing conflict in the region. The media does report on events that contradict this narrative — albeit sparingly — but taken together, these underreported details shine a new light on the conflict. 10: Bashar …

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Seymour Hersh: US military defied Obama and CIA, helped Assad in Syria

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Back in May, Seymour Hersh upended the “official” narrative surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden and in the process created a media firestorm prompting a response from the White House. The explosive revelations about the events that ultimately led to bin Laden’s demise came a year-and-a-half after Hersh accused the Obama …

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#PrayForSyria: US airstrikes kill 36 civilians in Syrian village

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US warplanes attacked the Syrian village of al-Khan today, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, killing at least 36 people, all of them civilians. Over a dozen other civilians are missing, and the toll is likely to rise. Though al-Khan is an ISIS-held village, the Syrian Observatory pointed out …

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