SYRIAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SYRIAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sunni fighters turn from Iraq to grab land on Syria border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144266-68/iraq-group-baghdadi-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144266-68/iraq-group-baghdadi-islamic.html.csp">Sunni fighters turn from Iraq to grab land on Syria border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN LUCAS </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ZEINA KARAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T21:04:12.469-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 09:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • Fresh from success in Iraq, a Sunni extremist group tried to tighten its hold Wednesday on territory in Syria and crush pockets of resistance on land straddling the border where it has declared the foundation of an Islamic state. Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned that the entire region is endangered by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, whose gunmen have rampaged across his country in recent weeks. Facing pressure to step aside, al-Maliki said the focus must...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581442662014-07-02T21:04:12.469-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T21:04:12.469-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144266@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:04:12 MDT Keating: Assad’s path back to respectability http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58120341-82/assad-iraq-syrian-airstrikes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58120341-82/assad-iraq-syrian-airstrikes.html.csp">Keating: Assad’s path back to respectability</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joshua Keating</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T17:12:01.547-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The major development in Iraq this week is the Syrian military launching airstrikes within Iraq. The strikes were apparently not coordinated with the Iraqi government but Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki welcomed them anyway. The merging of the Syrian and Iraqi battlefields puts the U.S. in an awkward position, given that it is still nominally supporting the overthrow of Bashar Assad’s government. Just three weeks ago, National Security Adviser Susan Rice suggested the U.S. would be up...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58120341@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:12:01 MDT After teen is killed, Israel strikes nine targets inside Syria http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58101317-68/israel-israeli-syria-syrian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58101317-68/israel-israeli-syria-syrian.html.csp">After teen is killed, Israel strikes nine targets inside Syria</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEF FEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-22T20:34:02.498-06:00">Updated Jun 22, 2014 08:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israeli warplanes bombed a series of targets inside Syria early Monday, the Israeli military said, in response to a cross-border attack that killed an Israeli teenager the previous day. In all, Israel said it struck nine military targets inside Syria, and “direct hits were confirmed.” The targets were located near the site of Sunday’s violence in the Golan Heights and included a regional military command center and unspecified “launching positions.” There was no immediate response f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581013172014-06-22T20:34:02.498-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-22T20:34:02.498-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58101317@www.sltrib.com Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:34:02 MDT As civil war rages, Syrians vote for president http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58024139-68/assad-syria-election-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58024139-68/assad-syria-election-government.html.csp">As civil war rages, Syrians vote for president</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIAA HADID </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ALBERT AJI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T20:20:44.213-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Damascus, Syria • Against a backdrop of civil war, tens of thousands of Syrians voted in government-controlled cities and towns Tuesday to give President Bashar Assad a new seven-year mandate, with some even marking the ballots with their own blood. The carefully choreographed election was ignored and even mocked in opposition-held areas of Syria where fighting persisted, with some rebels derisively dropping their shoes in a phony ballot box in a show of disgust. Western leaders also called it ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580241392014-06-03T20:20:44.213-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-03T20:20:44.213-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58024139@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:20:44 MDT