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CNN

Fighting surges in Idlib, Syria

Al Qaeda-linked rebels battled government forces in deadly clashes in the Syrian city of Idlib on Monday.

At least 39 people were killed in the fighting, including four civilians, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Syrian Arab News Agency

Report: Assad says Russian plan prompted weapons move

Syria's decision to place its chemical weapons arsenal under international control was the result of Russia's proposal rather than the threat of a U.S. military strike, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a Russian TV channel Thursday.

John McCain playing poker

CNN

McCain caught playing poker in Syria hearing

Sen. John McCain, perhaps the Senate's most outspoken voice in favor of military action in Syria, was caught playing poker Tuesday at the first congressional hearing about giving the president authority to use force in the war-torn country.

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Timeline: A history of sarin

scientist doing experiment, medicine, chemistry

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A United Nations report due out Monday is expected to say say the perpetrators of last month's chemical weapons attack in Syria had up to 350 liters of sarin gas Look back at the history of sarin, a man-made nerve agent.

Crisis in Syria: What you need to know

Syria protest, opposition flag

Majed Jaber / Reuters

As the U.S. considers a military strike in Syria, take a look at some of the key things to know about the conflict and the country.

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