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How to Train a Rebel Army (Secretly) In Seven Steps
Obama said he wants to step up training for rebel groups in Syria. Here's more on the covert rebel training program that's already in effect.
May 28, 2014
Syrian Rebels Describe U.S.-Backed Training in Qatar
Interviews featured in a new FRONTLINE film are the latest evidence that after more than three years of warfare, the U.S. has stepped up the provision of lethal aid to the rebels.
May 26, 2014
Tales By Ex-Detainees Raise Questions About Extremists’ Goals in Syria
The accounts of those imprisoned by ISIS reveal torture and abuse, but also a fixation on property and cash that provides insight into the group's finances.
February 11, 2014
The U.S. Plans to Strike Syria. What Then?
Limited airstrikes aren't likely to end a conflict that's claimed more than 100,000 lives.
August 28, 2013
Can the U.S. Keep Its Weapons From Extremists in Syria?
With the Obama administration moving to arm Syrian rebels, most experts believe the task will be difficult, if not impossible.
June 14, 2013
Syrian President Warns Against Western Intervention
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned this weekend that a Libyan-style Western intervention against his regime will lead to a regional crisis.
April 12, 2013
On Syria, World Powers Hedge Their Bets
Two years into Syria's civil war, no nation wants to end up on the losing side. Here's how the world powers stack up.
April 9, 2013
Why Hasn't Syria's Assad Been Labeled A War Criminal?
Syria's embattled president Bashar al-Assad could fit the category of a war criminal, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said yesterday. But officially designating him one, she added, could "complicate" options for persuading him to step down from power.
February 29, 2012
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