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  • July 20, 2012  

    After the bloodiest day of fighting since the Syrian uprising began 16 months ago, Syrian rebels have taken control of several key border checkpoints. As the crisis deepens, thousands of civilians have crossed those borders, fleeing to neighboring Lebanon and Iraq. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    Bomb attacks at the Syrian national security headquarters killed members of President Bashar al-Assad’s inner circle, including the defense minister and Assad’s brother-in-law. Meanwhile, U.S. officials voiced concern about Syria’s increasing instability and vulnerable chemical weapon sites. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2007  

    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met with Syrian officials in Egypt Thursday to talk about Syria’s role in determining Iraq’s future. A Washington Post reporter discusses the first high-level talks between the two countries since 2005. Continue reading