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Assad’s brother-in-law Assef Shawkat confirmed dead

The brother-in-law of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, who also is the troubled nation’s former intelligence chief, is dead after an apparent assassination attack Sunday in Damascus, Syrian opposition leaders tell U.S. News & World Report. The Free Syrian Army, an armed opposition group that has been fighting Assad’s military for months, said Sunday it had [...]
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Hamid Karzai Brother Attacked, Unharmed

News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

KABUL — Rocket-propelled grenades and machine gunfire rained down on a motorcade carrying the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday in an apparent assassination attempt, the brother said. A bodyguard was killed. Ahmad W... Read Post

Jimmy Carter Meets Hamas Leader

News : Huffington Post (6 years ago)

DAMASCUS, Syria — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter met with the exiled leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas for the second time this year. Sunday's meeting in Damascus is part of Carter's regional discussions on Middle E... Read Post

Syria: US choppers attack village near Iraq border

News : Huffington Post (6 years ago)

DAMASCUS, Syria — U.S. military helicopters attacked an area along Syria's border with Iraq Sunday, killing eight people, the Syrian government said. The Syrian report comes just days after the commander of U.S. forces in western Ir... Read Post


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