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Her Spy Husband Was Executed by Syria. 50 Years Later, a Gift

July 6, 2018 |

A “special Mossad operation” has turned up what Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu calls “a memento from a great fighter”: the wristwatch worn by spy Eli Cohen, hanged in Damascus in 1965 after years of infiltrating Syria’s upper political, military, and business echelons and spilling secrets to Israel, reports the BBC…
Newser

Belgium Probes Brothers in Possible Trafficking of Looted Antiquities from Syria

June 23, 2018 |

Belgian prosecutors said they are investigating whether two brothers trafficked antiquities that had been taken from Syria, escalating Belgium’s role in an international probe into the prominent dealers of ancient art.
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Watchdog: Sarin, chlorine likely used in Syria in March 2017

June 13, 2018 |

The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were “very likely” used as weapons in two attacks in central Syria in late March 2017.
FOX News

Israel Hits ‘Nearly All’ Iranian Targets in Syria

May 10, 2018 |

Israel’s defense minister says the military has struck “nearly all” of the Iranian infrastructure sites in Syria. Avigdor Lieberman says Israel responded fiercely to an unprecedented rocket attack by Iranian forces in Syria against Israel. He says no one was harmed in Israel and all the rockets were either intercepted…
Newser

Russian FM says US trying to ‘divide Syria into parts’

April 28, 2018 |

Russia’s foreign minister is meeting with his counterparts from Iran and Turkey and says the United States is trying to divide Syria.
FOX News

U.S. Upholds Its Red Line in Syria, While Steering Clear of Russia’s

April 18, 2018 |

In carrying out airstrikes in Syria, the U.S. and its allies were trying to maintain a careful balance: preventing the use of chemical weapons, without crossing Moscow’s red lines against toppling President Bashar al-Assad or targeting Russian forces.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

CNN

Analysis: Did Syria strikes kill any chance of diplomacy?

April 17, 2018 |

French President Emmanuel Macron wants the world to seize the moment. After Friday night’s strikes against regime targets in Syria, he’s demanding a concerted drive to resurrect the international peace process, last seen late in 2016. Whether anyone listens may decide if Syria turns the corner towards peace or descends into an even more dangerous cycle of destruction.
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Zakaria: On Syria, Trump looks a lot like Obama

April 17, 2018 |

In April 2017, President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria for its use of chemical weapons. I supported the action then because I thought it was worth punishing a regime for using these dreadful weapons.
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U.K.’s May Defends Striking Syria Without Seeking Parliament’s Backing

April 16, 2018 |

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday defended her decision to attack chemical-weapons facilities in Syria alongside the U.S. and France, in the face of criticism that she should have first sought the backing of Parliament.
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Syria Airstrikes Target Chemical Sites

April 16, 2018 |

U.S., British and French forces targeted sites associated with Syria’s chemical-weapons capabilities, a reprisal for an attack last week that killed at least 43 civilians and injured hundreds more.
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