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Deborah Amos

Deborah Amos appears in the following:

After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The "moderate" opposition has been losing ground on the battlefield and pleading for weapons from the U.S. for the past couple of years. They are hoping that their fortunes have finally changed.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Moderate In Syria's Civil War?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.

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Kerry Courts Support For Obama's ISIS Plan In Paris

Monday, September 15, 2014

Leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries met in Paris on Monday to offer a mixed bag of support in the U.S.-led campaign against the militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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More Allies Express Desire To Help Fight Against ISIS

Monday, September 15, 2014

Representatives of more than two dozen nations are in Paris, debating how to stop militants from the group the Islamic State. French President Francois Hollande says the group is a global threat.

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Islamic State Rule: Municipal Services And Public Beheadings

Friday, September 12, 2014

The militants are running the Syrian city of Raqqa with relative efficiency, residents say. But many object to the ultra-strict rules, the segregation of men and women, and the public executions.

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Mideast Region Reacts To Obama's Speech With Skepticism

Thursday, September 11, 2014

In a prime-time speech Wednesday, President Obama said the U.S. plans to "take out" the Islamic State "wherever they exist." Signaling a broadening of the American offensive so far.

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ISIS Convenient For Assad's Narrative On Civil War

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad is in the fourth year of a civil war against ISIS and other rebel groups. But some say he's let ISIS flourish so it can overwhelm more moderate, Western-backed rebels.

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New Discovery Finds Much More At Stonehenge Than Meets The Eye

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stonehenge just got a lot bigger. Researchers have discovered evidence of many archaeological features surrounding the ancient stone formation. Robert Siegel talks with professor Vince Gaffney about the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project at Birmingham University.

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How The Islamic State Smuggles Oil To Fund Its Campaign

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

As Islamic State militants have marched across Syria and Iraq, oil smuggling has been a major part of their strategy. They have targeted oil fields and refineries and work with a range of middlemen.

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Islamist Militants Use Beheading Video To Push Its Agenda

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A video released on Tuesday shows the killing of an American journalist by the Islamic State militant group. The group threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued its offensive in Iraq.

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Sunni Moderates May Be Key To Turning Back ISIS Extremists

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Defeating the militant group Islamic State in the Middle East will depend on getting Sunni Muslims to reject it. And Sunnis, the region's majority religious sect, are divided, insecure and struggling over their identity.

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U.S. Weighs Its Option Dealing With Islamist Militants

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Obama administration is faced with a growing challenge by Islamist militants. The Islamic State controls parts of Iraq and Syria. How much can the U.S. really accomplish with airstrikes?

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Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Syrians have flooded into neighboring countries, and now they are having babies. But the children are not receiving citizenship from either Syria or the country where they are born.

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Syria's Army On The Verge Of Retaking The Country's Largest City

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rebels captured the eastern half of Aleppo, the country's biggest city, two years ago. Now President Assad's army looks likely to drive them out in what would be a major blow to the opposition.

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In Defiance of Damascus, Aid Goes Cross-Border To Rebel-Held Areas

Monday, July 14, 2014

Against the demands of the Assad regime, a covert cross-border operation has been getting aid to desperate Syrians in areas out of government control. A new U.N. resolution could expand these efforts.

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Have The Islamist Militants Overreached In Iraq And Syria?

Saturday, July 05, 2014

After sweeping military victories, the group now known as the Islamic State is demanding loyalty from all Muslims. Like other radical Islamist groups, they may be alienating potential supporters.

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Emerging Alliances In Mosul Raise Tensions And Complications

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunni militants were originally welcomed when they rolled into the Iraqi city of Mosul, but now there's a power struggle between the local tribes, Sunnis and Saddam Hussein's former Baathist party.

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For Iraqi Christians, Return To Captured City Is A Fraught Mandate

Friday, June 27, 2014

Archbishop Emil Nona, the head of the Chaldean church in Mosul, Iraq, was out of town when ISIS captured his city. Now, he is going back to Mosul, as are some 50 Christian families. He knows the dangers, but he says he must tend his flock.

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Iraq's Ethnic Kurds See Opportunity In Nation's Chaos

Friday, June 27, 2014

As the Iraqi army crumbled before militants this month, the nation's ethnic Kurds are taking back long-sought areas and revisiting the dream of declaring themselves an independent state.

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At Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery, Siege Nears A Complicated Conclusion

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Both ISIS militants and the Iraqi government claim to control the country's largest oil refinery. But NPR's Deborah Amos reports that the rebels have closed in and are negotiating with the beleaguered forces inside.

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