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Day 2 of Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Russian air strikes in Syria continued into Wednesday night, with a second raid on the moderate Tajumu al-Ezza brigade headquarters around midnight. Thursday brought more strikes in a growing list of locations in Hama and Homs, as well as

TSI’s Executive Director talks to NPR on Russian buildup in Syria

Is Russia’s Military Buildup In Syria A Good Thing? September 23, 2015 6:41 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition MICHELE KELEMEN President Vladimir Putin says his forces are in Syria to help the country’s embattled president to fight terrorists. The U.S. argues that the Syrian president is part of the problem.   Transcript RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: […]

Szybala cited in NYT “Death in Syria” feature

‘DEATH IN SYRIA’ By KAREN YOURISH, K.K. REBECCA LAI and DEREK WATKINS SEPT. 14, 2015 (Note: Original NYT feature page contains graphic rich content.) More than 200,000 people have been killed in the four-and-a-half-year Syrian civil war. The constant violence has forced more than four million to flee the country, fueling a refugee crisis in the Middle East and […]