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Pentagon denies special forces fighting front lines in Syria

The Pentagon on Thursday pushed back on assertions that U.S. special operations forces were fighting ISIS fighters on the front lines alongside the Syrian forces they are advising in the battle against the terrorist group.

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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.

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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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