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Moscow Seeking Closer Ties with Israel Over Syria

Russia wants to increase cooperation with Israel regarding Syria, and would like Jerusalem to use any influence it has to get opposition groups there to lay down arms and enter negotiations, Konstantin Kosachev, a senior Russian parliamentarian, told The Jerusalem Post.

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Gorka: Syria Strike Consistent with Trump Campaign Position

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant to the President and former National Security editor for Breitbart News, discussed President Trump’s Cuba policy, America’s downing of a Syrian warplane, and the release of American hostage Otto Warmbier from North Korea on Monday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily.

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Islamic State Chemical Weapons Capability Degraded, Analysts Say

BEIRUT — The siege of Mosul and targeted killings of chemical weapons experts in US-led coalition airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State’s production capability, although the group likely retains expertise to produce small batches of sulfur mustard and chlorine agents, a London-based analysis group said Tuesday.

FILE - In this March 1, 2017 file photo, an Iraqi soldier inspects a recently-discovered train tunnel, adorned with an Islamic State group flag, that belonged to the former Baghdad to Mosul line, that was turned it to a training camp for IS fighters, in western Mosul, Iraq. Some 40 square kilometers on the western bank of the Tigris River is the Islamic State group’s last major stand in Iraq. In addition to Mosul’s so-called right bank, IS still controls a handful of small pockets of Iraqi territory and a swath of Syria’s north including the group’s self-proclaimed capital, Raqqa. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

Islamic State Video Boasts of Weapons Workshops

The Islamic State group has revealed what it claims is its military industry, which it says is supplying weapons to the organization’s fighters on a number of fronts, particularly in Syria and Iraq.

U.S.: Syria is Burning Bodies to Hide Proof of Mass Killings

WASHINGTON — The United States is attempting to ratchet up pressure on Russia to push the Syrian government into peace talks with rebels. On Monday, the U.S. accused Syria of executing thousands of imprisoned political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium to hide the evidence.

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