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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 29, 2013

Davis, Harold Want More Information About Possible Syria Strike

By Sean Powers

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) and Erika Harold (R-Urbana)

Washington is considering a possible military strike against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons. Illinois’ 13th district congressman and his Republican Primary challenger both say President Obama still needs to make his case for military action.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2013

For Syrians, Life Goes On Despite Likelihood Of U.S. Action

The author is a Syrian citizen in Damascus who is not being further identified out of safety concerns.

U.N. chemical weapons experts on Monday visited people hospitalized by an apparent gas attack last week in suburban Damascus. Although residents of the capital city have grown accustomed to war over the past two years, they say they are concerned abo

Most residents of Damascus believe that a U.S. military strike is on the horizon, but few think it will have a dramatic impact on the course of a war that has already been raging for more than two years.

Categories: International Affairs




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 26, 2013

New Details On How U.S. ‘Helped Saddam As He Gassed Iran’

By Mark Memmott

Saddam Hussein

Newly declassified CIA documents "combined with exclusive interviews with former intelligence officials, reveal new details about the depth of the United States' knowledge of how and when Iraq" used chemical weapons against Iran in the 1980s, Foreign Policy reports.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 23, 2013

Obama: Time Frame For Possible Action On Syria Has Shortened

By Mark Memmott

syria

While the U.S. and its allies cannot move militarily against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime "without a U.N. mandate and without clear evidence" that Assad's forces have used chemical weapons, the time within which a decision about such action must be made has been shortened, President Obama tells CNN.

Categories: International Affairs

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