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Syria: More US Weaponry goes to al-Qaeda

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - al-Akhbar (Beirut) reports that al-Qaeda in the Lands of the Levant, also known as the Support Front (jabhat al-Nusra), repeated scenarios it had…
Russia Ramping up Military Involvement in Syria?

Russia Ramping up Military Involvement in Syria?

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Reuters reports, based on sources in Beirut, that Russia is increasing its involvement in Syria, backing the military of beleaguered dictator Bashar al-Assad.…