Jason Cirocco

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Attacking Isis in Iraq and Syria - the Guardian briefing

The US and its allies plan to ‘degrade and destroy’ Islamic State through air strikes in Iraq and Syria with the endorsement of almost 40 countries. The militants’ huge territorial gains and the murders of three hostages have galvanised efforts for an international coalition to defeat the radical …

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Syria conflict: Islamic State seizes Tabqa airbase

<b>Fighters from Islamic State (IS) have taken control of a key Syrian government airbase, activists say.</b><p>The Tabqa airbase was the last remaining stronghold of Bashar al-Assad's government in Raqqa province..<p>State TV confirmed that government forces had "evacuated" the airbase. Days of fighting there …

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Syrian President Assad's Allies May be Abandoning Him

Key Assad ally no longer believes his forces can win Syrian civil war<p>A series of battlefield setbacks against Isis militants and the impending …

Barack Obama: Syria chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, President Barack Obama said that the UN Security Council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for President Assad if he doesn't meet demands to dismantle his stockpile.<p>US President Obama challenged the UN to include …

The Syrian Civil War Is On The Verge Of Getting Even Worse

According to a report published by the International Crisis Group on September 8, the regime of Syrian president Bashar al Assad and the jihadist group ISIS are squeezing the rebels out of Aleppo, the strategic and symbolic center of the country's three-year-old revolution.<p>The report warns that if …

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Former French Foreign Minister: The War against Syria was Planned Two years before “The Arab Spring” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

In an interview with the French TV station LCP, former French minister for Foreign Affairs Roland Dumas said:<p>‘’ I’m going to tell you something. I …

What Are Obama's Options for Stomping Out ISIS in Iraq and Syria?

The videotaped killing of kidnapped journalist James Foley prompted President Barack Obama this week to condemn his ruthless executioners — the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS — as “a cancer.”<p>Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes went a step further Friday, vowing that the U.S. …

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