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10 things you need to know about Syria

Syria before and after 10 things to know

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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US armed and funded ‘rebels’ behead 10yo boy on video

Syria boy 10yo beheaded US backed terrorists

One of several U.S.-backed Syrian rebel groups has been caught on video taunting—and then beheading—a boy as young as 10 years old. They claim the youth was a captured Palestinian fighting on behalf of pro-government forces—but his extremely young age, and the fact the group has received training and aid in financing …

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US airstrike kills 85 civilians in Syria

US flag dropping bombs Syria

Scores of civilians trapped in Islamic State-controlled territory in northern Syria were reportedly killed Tuesday by airstrikes from Western coalition aircraft. The reported death toll, potentially the highest ever to result from a coalition bombing in the international campaign against ISIS, continued to climb as The Intercept reached out to monitoring groups tracking …

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Syria elects parliament, US dismisses democracy and demands control

Syria election Assad

As a new round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Geneva, Syrians in government-controlled areas head to polling stations to elect a new parliament. Washington has dismissed the poll out of hand saying it doesn’t reflect “the will of the people.” The High Judicial Committee for Elections in Syria …

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Clinton emails: Google plotted to overthrow Assad in Syria

Bashar al-Assad wife Asma al-Assad Syria

Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week. Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton‘s team and one of the company’s executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region. “Please keep …

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CIA ignored rise of ISIS in Syria, goal was to remove Assad

CIA backed Syrian rebel

The Free Syrian Army’s ‘spy chief’ told Le Monde his agents had been gathering intelligence from within Islamic State’s ranks since its emergence, but the CIA largely ignored data that could have helped suppress the terror group from the outset. The Free Syrian Army’s spymaster, codenamed “M”, in an exclusive to Le Monde, told …

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ISIS selling CIA-supplied weapons online

ISIS selling CIA weapons online Facebook

Once upon a time, roughly two year ago, the US would vehemently deny that any of its weapons made their way to ISIS, Al Nusra, and the various other jihadist groups operating in the middle east and which the US is, supposedly, targeting for eradication as part of the Syria …

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American Foreign Policy: CIA-backed rebels are fighting Pentagon-backed rebels

Syria CIA Pentagon ISIS rebels

CIA-backed Islamic rebels are fighting against Pentagon-backed Kurish rebels in Syria. Buzzfeed notes: Officials with Syrian rebel battalions that receive covert backing from one arm of the U.S. government told BuzzFeed News that they recently began fighting rival rebels supported by another arm of the U.S. government. The infighting between American proxies is the …

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Leaked telephone transcripts show Turkey is helping ISIS in Syria

Turkey ISIS partnership

Further proof of ties between the Turkish military and ISIS terrorists operating on the Syrian-Turkish border has been revealed in the Cumhuriyet newspaper, which published more transcripts of telephone calls between the jihadists and officers. The documents are said to come from an ongoing court case on Islamic State at …

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