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May 29th, 2014
08:07 AM ET

An American suicide bomber in Syria?

After growing fears that Westerners inside Syria were training with al Qaeda's affiliates, Islamic militants now claim an American carried out a suicide attack against a regime military checkpoint. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

May 15th, 2014
12:35 AM ET

A warning to U.S.: Terrorists swarming Syria

In an interview with CNN, the President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition has some stern words for the United States and the Western world, slamming them for not coming to the aid of Syrian rebels fighting against the brutal regime of President Bashar al-Assad. But perhaps more importantly, he has a troubling warning: Syria is being overrun by Islamic jihadists, and they may threaten the West down the line. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jim Sciutto • National security • Syria • Terror
April 21st, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Video shows new Syrian chemical attack

White House officials say they believe chemical weapons were used again by the Syrian regime. CNN's Elise Labott reports.

March 5th, 2014
07:54 PM ET

Putin pulling a double standard?

Less than a year after Putin's New York Times op-ed condemning the use of force in Syria without UN consent, Russia has troops on the ground in Ukraine. CNN's Brian Todd reports many are now calling the Russian leader a hypocrite.

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Filed under: foreign policy • Syria • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
February 3rd, 2014
07:01 PM ET

Al Qaeda disowns an affiliate in Syria

Is the core leadership of al Qaeda losing control of its affiliates? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Barbara Starr • Syria
January 23rd, 2014
07:55 PM ET

Syrian Christians fear Islamists rebels

Some Christians in Syria say they are targeted by Islamist rebels, who accuse them of siding with Pres. Bashar al-Assad. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen has a rare report from inside the civil war-torn country.


Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
January 23rd, 2014
12:27 PM ET

Sr. al-Assad adviser goes on fiery rant

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Bouthaina Shaaban, Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad's senior adviser, rails against foreign meddling in Syria's civil war.

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Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Interviews • Syria
January 21st, 2014
06:43 PM ET

Syrians starving, dying without medical care

While the warring parties are set to meet in Geneva for peace talks, the people of Syria face starvation, a lack of medical care, and intensifying violence that blocks life-saving aid from getting to those in need. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen is on the ground in Damascus, visiting one of the most distressed refugee camps.


Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
January 10th, 2014
07:05 PM ET

Al Qaeda training Americans in Syria?

Nearly three years after Syria's civil war began, U.S. officials are growing concerned that al Qaeda is using that country as a base to recruit and train Americans to wage jihad in the West. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jim Sciutto • Syria • Terror
December 12th, 2013
08:26 PM ET

Syria opposition in disarray

The civil war in Syria has reached new lows of chaos and violence as the Syrian opposition continues to fracture between moderate rebels and Islamist extremists - with the Islamists gaining the upper hand. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the deteriorating state of the opposition.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Jim Sciutto • Syria
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