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Syria regains control of Douma after gas attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/12/18, 10:43 am

The Syrian government has gained control of the town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta rebel enclave, the Russian military said Thursday. If confirmed, it would signal a victory for President Bashir al-Assad’s troops and their Syrian allies after staging a Russian-backed offensive in the region. “The raised state flag over a building in the town of Douma has heralded the control over this location and therefore over the whole of Eastern Ghouta,” said Maj. Gen.

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Power players

Foreign Policy | Seven leaders in search of success
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/12/18, 04:51 am

Many readers expressed interest in the provocative comments of strategic forecaster George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, that we published in the March 31 issue of WORLD. Here are more edited excerpts of our recent interview.

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Missiles hit Syria after poison gas attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/09/18, 11:11 am

Several missiles struck a Syrian air base on Monday as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces faced accusations of attacking a rebel-held town near Damascus with poison gas. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 14 people died when the missiles hit the air base in Homs province. Three of the dead were Iranian, Fars news agency reported. Russia and Syria both blamed Israel for the attack, saying Syria shot down five missiles while three others landed on the western section of the base. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the accusation.

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