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Israel says Syrian mortar strike was attack on NATO, Assad’s fall a blow to Iran

Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor said on Thursday a deadly Syrian mortar strike on a Turkish town had to be considered an attack on a member of the NATO alliance. Israel is technically at war with Damascus and occupies … Continue reading

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Syrian Warplanes Strike Homs as Rebels Claim to Capture Base

By Tim Arango, Hwaida Saad, and Alan Cowell ISTANBUL, Turkey — Syrian government warplanes and artillery were reported on Friday to have launched a ferocious barrage against the central city of Homs while, near the capital, Damascus, rebels said they … Continue reading

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Turkey, pushed to edge by Syria, issues warning

The violence in Syria’s civil war has begun to spill over its borders. For a second day, Turkey fired artillery shells into Syria. It was in retaliation for a Syrian mortar that slammed into a house on the Turkish side … Continue reading

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NATO backs Turkey in emergency summit on Syrian ‘threat’

NATO in an emergency meeting on Wednesday backed Turkey in its military response to Syrian cross border shelling that killed five Turkish nationals and called on Syria to abide by international law. NATO ambassadors met under the alliance’s article 4, … Continue reading

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Turkey warns Syria after mortar strike

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey signaled it would take action if there was a repeat of a mortar strike on its territory from inside Syria. A mortar bomb fired from Syria hit southeastern Turkey on Friday, damaging homes and workplaces in … Continue reading

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August produces worst toll in Syria conflict, says UN

August was the worst month for casualties so far in Syria’s 18-month conflict, the United Nations said on Monday, warning that the worsening “grim spiral of violence” could threaten the country’s neighbors. U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace … Continue reading

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Panetta: Syria no-fly zone not on front burner

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says plans to set up a no-fly zone over parts of Syria are “not on the front burner,” despite persistent calls from rebel forces there that they need the added protection from escalating regime airstrikes. In … Continue reading

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Obama AWOL in Syria

By: Nicholas D. Kristof ASPEN, Colo. – President Obama’s finest moments in foreign policy, like the Osama bin Laden raid or the Libya intervention, resulted from close engagement and calculated risks. His lapses come when he’s passive or AWOL — … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Syria of Tomorrow: Strategies to Decrease Violence Against Innocents

By: Marc Gopin Events are so fast-paced in revolutions and wars that there is scarcely a breath taken to anticipate the next stages of the unfolding drama. But anticipating each scenario is essential to minimizing the death of innocents in … Continue reading

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Nato warns Syria

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged Syria Thursday to find a political solution to the country’s crisis and warned against any new incidents with Turkey after a plane was shot down. “I would expect that the Syrian … Continue reading

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