All Articles on Syria

A Syrian refugee hugs her children following their arrival on an overcrowded dinghy in rough sea on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 2, 2015 (Photo: Dimitris Michalakis/Reuters) Views
Child Suicide Is a Symptom of Our Traumatised World
The prevalence of psychological trauma among refugee youth should be an issue of utmost urgency for us all.
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Retired Gen. David Petraeus Views
To Make Sense of Soleimani Assassination, Media Turn to Disgraced Iraq War Gen. David Petraeus
Soleimani and the militia groups he led played a key role in defeating the Islamic State in Iraq, but Petraeus denies this reality.
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Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani Views
All the Times the US Allied With Soleimani Against Common Enemies, Giving Him Air Support at Tikrit
Soleimani played a key role in helping defeat ISIL in Iraq, where he was a de facto and even tactical U.S. ally.
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The U.S. stores upwards of 50 B-61 nuclear gravity bombs at Incirlik Views
An American General Probably Thinks- “Thanks Trump, for Putting a Target on My Back!”
In 2017, Trump gave the CIA the authority to again use assassin drones after it had been withdrawn by the Obama administration.
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Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured here in October 2019, on Thursday indicated the U.S. is willing to launch pre-emptive strikes on Iranian-backed militias in Iraq. News
'War Hawks Must be Celebrating': Trump's Defense Secretary Claims US Ready to Strike Iranian-Backed Militias in Iraq
"We're back to preemptive wars now! Dick Cheney might as well be president."
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As Embassy Protests in Iraq Continue, US Deploys 750 Troops to Middle East and Reportedly Readies Thousands More
Security forces around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad fired tear gas and stun grenades at demonstrators who gathered for a second day straight.
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Without Evidence, Trump Accuses Iran of 'Orchestrating an Attack' on US Embassy in Iraq as Fears of War Grow
"This may be the beginning of the end for the U.S. occupation."
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'Clear Example of Terrorism': Iran Denounces Deadly US Bombings in Iraq and Syria
"Thousands of miles away from its own border, the United States is causing bloodshed and destruction against the people of Iraq and Syria in the name of defending itself."
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Iraqi PM Condemns 'Dangerous Escalation' as US Kills 25 With Airstrikes and Threatens Iran
"We consider it as a violation of Iraqi sovereignty."
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"Anti-Trump Protest - Chicago" (Photo: Alek S/CC BY 2.0) Views
Avoiding the Collapse of Democracy Is Our Responsibility
Democracy needs to keep moving forward. If we elude our responsibility when it comes to breathing new life into the values that sustain it, our liberal societies will eventually collapse.
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