Syria Committed To Destroying Chemical Weapons, Assad Says

Pentagon proposes training moderate Syrian rebels

Regime forces are fighting Sunni rebels in the Hama area to keep them from advancing on villages inhabited by Alawites, members of Assad’s minority sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad is seen in this undated file photo.

A father reacts after hearing of a shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on January 3.

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