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#French Parliamentarians visited #Syria in search of a policy shift vis a vis Syria| VICE News

French officials have publicly condemned an unofficial meeting in Syria between four French parliamentarians and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad this week.

Speaking on French radio station RMC on Thursday, France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the lawmakers had gone “without warning to meet a butcher,” and called the Wednesday talks “an ethical transgression.” 690 more words

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U.S. Embassy: #Turkey, #U.S. sign deal to train, arm #SyrianRebels

ISTANBUL — Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. 341 more words

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#US backed #Syrian rebel group dissolves, merges with Islamist after losses - Israel News, Ynetnews

One of the main western-backed rebel groups announced on Sunday that it had dissolved itself and joined a larger Islamist alliance, weeks into a battle which saw it lose ground and men to more powerful al Qaeda insurgents. 294 more words

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Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels

ISTANBUL – Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. 261 more words

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Obama To Allow "Moderate" Syrian Rebels Call In B-1B Bombers For Air Support

Source: zerohedge

While Obama desperately tries to stick to his now crushed “Nobel peace prize winner” image, by not succumbing to an all-out land war in the one nation where his progressive “pacifism” brought him fame (and according to some, the presidency), namely Iraq, the rest of militant, “interventionist” US foreign policy is rapidly starting to resemble that waged by the most brutally rabid, neo-con Republican leader. 247 more words

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OBAMA TO GIVE JIHADISTS THE ABILITY TO ORDER AIRSTRIKES

“Rebels” who pledged allegiance to ISIS to control American bombers in Syria

The Obama administration is preparing to equip the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels with the ability to order U.S. 650 more words

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