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Missiles kill 141 in Syria, half of them children: Human Rights Watch

At least 141 people, half of them children, were killed when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The international rights group said the strikes hit … Continue reading

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Residents flee air strikes on Syria border town

By: Jonathon Burch CEYLANPINAR, Turkey – A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels and drawing a new warning from Ankara. … Continue reading

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NATO to ‘defend Turkey’ over Syria as border attacks intensify

NATO will defend alliance member Turkey, which struck back after mortar rounds fired from Syria landed inside its border, the alliance’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said at a meeting in Prague on Monday. “NATO as an organization will do … Continue reading

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Turkey to request NATO missile defense on Syria border

Turkey is to make an imminent official request to NATO to station Patriot missiles along its border with Syria, a senior Turkish foreign ministry official said on Wednesday. NATO-member Turkey has already bolstered its own military presence along the 910-km … Continue reading

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Turkey to request NATO missile defense on Syria border

Turkey is to make an imminent official request to NATO to station Patriot missiles along its border with Syria, a senior Turkish foreign ministry official said on Wednesday. NATO-member Turkey has already bolstered its own military presence along the 910-km … Continue reading

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NATO makes plans to back Turkey over Syria spillover

By: Jonathan Burch NATO said it had drawn up plans to defend Turkey if necessary should the war in Syria spill over their border again as dozens of people were killed across the Arab nation on Tuesday. Fighting between Syrian … Continue reading

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Editorial: In Syria, it’s past time for the United States to act

By: Richard Cohen The awful things that could have happened had the United States intervened in Syria are now happening anyway. The insurrection has become a civil war. Neighboring countries are being dragged in. A refugee crisis has been created. … Continue reading

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Syria pounds rebels trying to seize strategic city

As Turkey sought to increase its military presence along its border with Syria, opposition fighters in Syria were waging an offensive Tuesday to seize a strategic city in Idlib province. The offensive led to some of the most intense government … Continue reading

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NATO behind Turkey to hit back at Syria

NATO is ready to defend alliance member Turkey amid artillery and mortar exchanges with Syria, its top official said Tuesday, as Ankara sent additional fighter jets to reinforce an air base close to the Syria border where tension has escalated … Continue reading

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NATO vows to back Turkey in Syria clashes. Is a broader war likely?

Turkey and Syria exchanged artillery fire for the sixth consecutive day Tuesday, while fighting between Syrian government forces and Syrian rebels raged just across the border. The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said it is not targeting Turkey … Continue reading

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