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Rebels Choose to Work with Jihadists to Expedite Assad Ouster
October 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT
5406533295Rebels Work with Jihadists to Expedite Assad OusterWeapons crossing the Turkish border into Syria are are primarily aiding Islamist fighters, a condition that has made the U.S. wary of giving military support to rebels. Ray Suarez talks to former CIA analysts Philip Mudd and Paul Pillar on whether the U.S. should aid extremist rebels to accelerate the demise of Assad.2012-10-15 18:36:00disabled3wKR9aZ5VjEtrue112800Fearing massacre, Iraqis ask U.S. for additional supportIn the town of Iraqi town of Amirli, 15,000 Shiite Turkmen civilians have been under siege by Islamic State militants for more than 70 days without adequate food, water or medicine. Hari Sreenivasan gets an update from chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner on what the Iraqi military is asking the United States to provide in order to stave off a potential massacre.2014-08-27 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/iraq22-320x196.jpeg2365314779C4ENOYcuE6I112793U.S. considers Syria airstrikes, Iraq humanitarian aidAfter 100 airstrikes against the Islamic State in northern Iraq, U.S. officials are discussing the option to expand the mission into Syria. The Pentagon has already begun surveillance flights above the region in preparation, but White House spokesman Josh Earnest did not confirm any further decisions. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner has the report.2014-08-27 06:00 pmhttp://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/iraq12-320x196.jpegKdApiZDXXtA112792What does it take to free a captured American?A wave of American hostages held by Islamic extremists has raised questions about the U.S. policy not to pay ransoms. Jeffrey Brown talks to David Rohde of Reuters and Brian Jenkins of RAND Corporation for views on the divergence between the United States and other countries on this issue.2014-08-27 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/hostages1-320x196.jpeg2365314797cTFBsQx9xUM
Weapons crossing the Turkish border into Syria are primarily aiding Islamist fighters, a condition that has made the U.S. wary of giving military support to rebels. Ray Suarez talks to former CIA analysts Philip Mudd and Paul Pillar on whether the U.S. should aid extremist rebels to accelerate the removal of President Assad.
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