Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Syria reacts to airstrikes in its territory

Isis | The Damascus government appears supportive of the international coalition targeting ISIS in its homeland
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/23/14, 10:24 am

UPDATE: The United States gave Syria advance warning before airstrikes began against ISIS in its territory, the Syrian government said this morning.

According to the Syrian Foreign Ministry, Washington told Damascus’ envoy to the United Nations shortly before the U.S.-led aerial assault began. It also said Secretary of State John Kerry sent a heads-up to Syria’s top diplomat via Iraq’s foreign minister. The U.S. government has not confirmed the communication took place.

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Midday Roundup: 'One cannot win a war with a blanket'

Newsworthy
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/19/14, 12:00 pm

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Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Senate approves plan to arm Syrian rebels

Congress
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/18/14, 08:00 pm

UPDATE: President Barack Obama praised Congress for its swift approval of new measures against ISIS after the Senate voted for his proposal late this afternoon. The bill authorizes training and arming Syrian rebels to fight the terror group. 

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