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Congressman and Iraq War Vet Blasts Trump’s 'Praise' of Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein
Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) -- an Iraq War vet -- blasted Donald Trump’s “praise” of Saddam Hussein at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina Tuesday. "Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good," Trump said. "They didn't
What It's Like to Teach in Syria Under ISIS Rule
In its takeover of eastern Syria, the Islamic State, or ISIS, has reformed every aspect of society according to its strict interpretation of religious law. The reform of the education system has been especially intense. ISIS has banned any trace of the secular curriculum that used to be taught in
US Rushes Hellfires to Iraq, Trying to Rebuild Arsenal
The U.S. has rushed 75 Hellfire missiles to the Iraqi government, but that small arsenal will last the regime only about three days as they battle to take back the city of Tikrit. The government of President Nouri al-Maliki ran out of the missiles shortly after the al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS chased his
Read an Exerpt from Marcus Lutrell's Book 'Lone Survivor'
Tune in to ‘This Week’ on Sunday for an interview with Marcus Lutrell, Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg about the new film ‘Lone Survivor.’ Excerpted from LONE SURVIVOR: THE EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF OPERATION REDWING AND THE LOST HEROES OF SEAL TEAM 10 by Marcus Luttrell...
Obama: Stuck in the Middle On Syria
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES NEW DAY, NEW RESOLUTION: A new Senate use-of-force resolution on Syria came together last night, which would set a 60-day deadline for President Obama to act with limited military strikes, ABC’s JEFF ZELENY reports. The proposal also would specifically
Everything You Need to Know About the Syrian Civil War
From how Syria got embroiled in a bloody civil war in the first place to why the U.S. is getting involved now, here's everything you need to know about the Syrian Civil War and President Obama's response.
Multiple Explosions Rock Central Damascus, Syria
A car bomb exploded early this afternoon in Syria’s capital city of Damascus, killing at least 31 people, according to activists. Video from the scene shows burning cars and several charred bodies, but the number of fatalities could not be immediately confirmed by ABC News....
Damascus Blast: Crater Full of Carnage and a Child-Size Body Bag
DAMASCUS, Syria — This was a big one. At the scene of the car-bombing in downtown Damascus today, the sheer scale and reach of the death and destruction was shocking. Near the crater, in the kill zone, there was little left but charred hulks of...
Children Among Seriously Injured in Damascus Explosion
ABC News’ Terry Moran and his team take a rare and dangerous journey into the embattled Syrian capital of Damascus for the special report: Inside Syria: The Battle for Damascus. It’s dark here now. Downtown Damascus seems shaken to its core by today’s attacks. At...
'Syria Crisis is Not a Civil War,' Says Scholar
Middle East Scholar Nadim Shehadi discusses the nature of violence in Syria.