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Obama accused of using Syria's "chemical weapons" as excuse to intervene

Western powers have been accused of using "chemical weapons" as an excuse to intervene in Syria conflict

Syria: Al Qaeda's new playground

ALEPPO — Al Qaeda sympathizers share homegrown rebels’ quest to bring down the Assad regime, but they are muscling the revolution to fight for an Islamic state. As the battle rages in its 18th month, the extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra is gaining in strength. Even Syrians who initially wanted more liberty now seek a greater role for Islamic rule. 

Holidays in Syria

MARA, Aleppo – On the last day of Eid al-Fitr, the celebration that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, this town awoke not to the call to prayer, but to the sound of a falling rocket. Everyone's doors and windows rattled, and shrapnel rained down outside. For this village on the edge of Aleppo, Syria's second-largest city and the scene of the regime's latest offensive against rebel forces, bombardments like this occur almost daily.

Syria: Violence erupts as UN observers leave

Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN's new envoy to Syria, said he did not know how to resolve the conflict without the support of a unified UN Security Council.

Syria’s wild, wild east

DEIR EZZOUR — During the Iraq war, Syria’s tribes smuggled in Al Qaeda  to fight the United States. Now they’re helping them fight Assad. 

Syria: The Kurdish conundrum

KOBANE, Syria — Turkey and Iraq look on with concern as Syria's Kurds grab territory and push for an autonomous region — even as fractious Kurdish parties struggle for leadership of the country's largest ethnic minority.

Syrian rebels battle for Aleppo (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

ALEPPO, Syria — As fighter jets haunt the skies here, rebels deploy guerilla tactics against heavily-armed government troops, who today launched a massive ground assault. Women and children are among the victims of the Assad regime's urban shelling. GlobalPost's James Foley shot this dramatic video of the battle for Syria's largest metropolis. 

Video: Scenes from Aleppo (GRAPHIC)

As bombers haunt the skies over Aleppo, rebels and civilians — including women and children — fall victim to Assad regime shelling. GlobalPost's James Foley shot this dramatic video of the battle for Syria's largest metropolis. 
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