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Report: Terrorists Seize Anti-Tank Missiles U.S. Intended for Syrian Rebels

The Wall Street Journal ran a troubling report on Wednesday describing how high-powered anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) are now in the hands of terrorist groups thanks to years of outside programs for arming various factions in Syria, including the Obama administration’s effort to arm “white hat” Syrian rebels.

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Erdogan: Turkey to Work with Free Syrian Army to Get Deeper Involved in Syria

Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels over the weekend said they would cooperate with Turkey’s efforts to avert clashes in Syria’s Idlib province between opposition forces and troops loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad, but stressed that they would not surrender their weapons or territory.

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Report: Turkey Supporting Seizures of Kurdish Property in Syria

A report published Thursday alleges that Turkey-backed fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are seizing, looting, and destroying property in the predominantly Kurdish region of Afrin, further fueling fears that Ankara is quietly forcing a demographic change along its border with Syria.

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Turkey Launches ‘Security’ Operation in Syria to Prevent ‘Terror Corridor’

Turkey launched a “security” operation in Syria’s Idlib province over the weekend that reportedly included artillery fire in support of rebels from the Free Syrian Army, who were fighting jihadists from al-Qaeda’s Syrian franchise. Turkey also expressed a desire to keep Kurdish groups from creating a “terror corridor.”

HATAY, TURKEY - OCTOBER 9: Turkish Army's armoured vehicles are seen at Reyhanli border due to the transition to Idlib, de-conflict zone, in Hatay, Turkey on October 9, 2017. (Photo by Burak Milli/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Syrian Opposition Leader: Assad May Order Attacks Against Israel If He Gets Desperate

“We have intelligence information that Assad is behind ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria. Assad deceives everyone on this issue, including the Russians. He’s the one who gives them orders. Israel must be very concerned that our assessment is that once Assad is cornered and feels distressed, he will order ISIS to attack Israel. That will be his last-ditch effort, to try to drag Israel into this war, as a desperate measure.”

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Austria: Ex-Syrian Fighter Found Guilty on 20 Murder Counts

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has found a former fighter for a Syrian rebel group guilty of 20 counts of murder and sentenced him to life in prison. The court reached the verdict Wednesday after hearing testimony that the

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Islamic State-Linked Group Gains Territory in Southern Syria Near Israel

Islamic State-linked Syrian militant groups on Monday launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights near where the Jordanian and Israeli borders converge, seizing several villages and a large town, rebels and witnesses said.

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