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1 year 11 months ago

Panetta says Syria's Assad hastening own demise

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Syrian President Bashar Assad is hastening his own demise by using helicopter gunships to kill civilians. Panetta said the tactic ultimately will be "a nail in Assad's coffin." The Pentagon chief commented to reporters Sunday en route from Washington to...

2 years 1 week ago

US hits Syrian cabinet members with sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is slapping financial sanctions on a huge swath of top members in Syrian President Bashar Assad's government, targeting the prime minister and 28 other cabinet ministers and senior officials. The Treasury Department announced the sanctions on Wednesday, hours after top Syrian officials were killed...

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