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As the Wheel Turns: Syria’s Past and Present

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Over the last few months, Syria has been making headlines almost daily as the struggles between the government and protesters have become increasingly violent. This past Friday, the city of Hama was the target of a government-led military assault that claimed the lives of at least 65 protesters and injured countless others. As tens of [...]

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Observations

French Report Concludes Syrian Government Used Sarin

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On Monday the French government released a declassified report summarizing the evidence that it has gathered about three separate chemical weapons attacks on civilian populations in Syria. The report concluded that the two earlier attacks were basically practice runs as the Syrian regime’s adjusted its tactics and objectives away from battlefield objectives and towards raining [...]

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Talking back

A Guide to Suspected Chemical Weapons Used in Syria [Slide Show]

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has just published an informative photo slideshow by terrorism expert Charles Blair about chemical weapons possibly used in Syria. Page through it to learn about the history and effects of Sarin, chlorine, CN, CS, BZ and white phosphorous—and the evidence so far as to whether they have been used in [...]

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