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  • ** FILE ** This Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, file photo shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, seen, during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, unseen, at the presidency in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

    Syria: U.S. is lying about chemical weapons

    Syrian President Bashar Assad's government said Friday the United States was lying about his nation's use of chemical weapons.

  • A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he prepares himself for advance, close to a military base, near Azaz, Syria, on Dec. 10, 2012. The gains by rebel forces came as the European Union denounced the Syrian conflict, which activists say has killed more than 40,000 people. (Associated Press)

    Extremists among Syrian rebels who seized base

    Syrian rebels including Islamic extremists took full control of a sprawling military base Tuesday after a bloody two-day battle that killed 35 soldiers, activists said. It was the latest gain by opposition forces bolstered by an al Qaeda-linked group that has provided skilled fighters but raised concerns in the West.

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This image made from amateur video, which could not be verified by the AP, purports to show a Syrian tank in Damascus, Syria. A U.N. envoy called Monday on "every individual with a gun" in Syria to lay down arms.

    Russia joins condemnation of ally Syria over killings

    BEIRUT | A weekend massacre of more than 100 people emerged as a potential turning point in the Syrian crisis Monday, galvanizing even staunch ally Russia to take an unusually hard line against Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.

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