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‘All Bases Covered’ In Coalition Bid To Crush IS

Washington (AFP) — “All bases are covered” in a U.S.-led multinational coalition against the Islamic State, John Kerry said, as Washington rallies diplomatic and public support to smash the jihadists. The U.S. Secretary of State told CBS’s Face the Nation that there were allies willing to join the United States in air strikes on IS, […]

September 15, 2014

Syrian Rebel Group Names New Chief After Blast Wipes Out Leadership

By Weedah Hamzah and Pol O Gradaigh, dpa BEIRUT — One of Syria’s largest rebel groups hurriedly named new commanders after its leadership was wiped out in an explosion, hours before the U.S. president was to outline a plan to combat the Islamic State and discuss support for the moderate Syrian opposition. In a major […]

September 10, 2014

New Videos Show More Rebel Groups In Syria Have U.S.-Made Anti-Tank Missiles

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIRUT — Advanced American-made anti-tank missiles can be seen in numerous videos posted by Syrian rebel groups over the weekend, an indication that what experts thought was a limited trial program to arm moderate pro-Western units recently has been expanded. The trial program was revealed early last month when videos […]

May 6, 2014