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Islamist Rebels Capture Army Base in Syria's Idlib Province A coalition of Islamist rebels seized an army base in northwestern Syria at dawn on Monday after a suicide bomber from al-Qaida's Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives into the compound and blew it up. The capture, reported by a rebel commander
Voice of America | 14 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
McCain renews push to have military, not CIA, manage drone strikes WASHINGTON Sen. John McCain renewed his effort to end the CIAs control over drone strikes in light of an attack on an al-Qaida compound ...
PittsburghLive.com | Apr 27, 2015 12:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Islamist rebels take last major government-held town in Syria's Idlib province Fred LambertJISR AL-SHUGHUR, Syria, April 26 (UPI) -- Rebel forces in Syria, including al-Qaida's Nusra Front, drove government forces from Jisr al-Shughour, the Syrian army's last stronghold in Idlib province.
United Press International | Apr 26, 2015 7:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Monitor: Syrian Jets Attack Key Idlib City Seized by Insurgents Syrian fighter jets bombarded the key northwestern city of Jisr al-Shughour on Sunday, a day after the al-Qaida affiliated Nusra Front and its allies seized it for the first time in the four-year conflict. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Ri
Voice of America | Apr 26, 2015 4:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism.
WBTV.com | Apr 25, 2015 9:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Charlotte, North Carolina
President defends U.S. intelligence after drone deaths WASHINGTON A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages President Barack Obama on Friday praised his spying operations as the most capable in the wor
San Mateo Daily Journal | Apr 25, 2015 1:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from San Mateo, California
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Drone killings raise pressure for new strategy with hostages WASHINGTON The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the n
The Republican-American | Apr 25, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Waterbury, Connecticut
Hostage deaths a reminder of the risk of 'deadly mistakes' WASHINGTON - U.S. investigators took months to piece together evidence that led to the conclusion that drone strikes had killed two Western hostages and two Americans who worked for al-Qaida, U.S. officials said Friday.
The Journal | Apr 25, 2015 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Martinsburg, West Virginia
After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy WASHINGTON The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administrations reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the na
SavannahNow.com | Apr 25, 2015 02:43 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Savannah, Georgia
Drone killings reopen debate on U.S. hostage policy It wasn't until three months after a U.S. drone blasted a suspected al-Qaida compound in Pakistan that America's spies figured out that an aid worker from Rockville had been killed, the White House said this week.
Baltimore Sun | Apr 25, 2015 01:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Baltimore, Maryland