Israel downs Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

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The Syrian jet apparently was on mission against rebel forces and crossed into Israeli airspace.

    In Damascus, mixed views on U.S. airstrikes

    In Damascus, mixed views on U.S. airstrikes

    Syrians in Damascus are divided over airstrikes against the Islamic State carried out by the United States and its Arab allies.

    Israel downs Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

    Israel downs Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

    The Syrian jet apparently was on mission against rebel forces and crossed into Israeli airspace.

    In rare move, U.S. gave Syria advance notice on mission

    In rare move, U.S. gave Syria advance notice on mission

    But there was no strategic coordination with the Syrian government, a State Department spokeswoman said.

    U.S. expands war against Islamic State

    U.S. expands war against Islamic State

    “This is not America’s fight alone,” President Obama said hours after U.S. and Mideast partners targeted the militants in Syria in an aggressive and risky operation that marked a new phase in the conflict.

    Arab role in airstrikes extends reach of Islamic State fight

    Arab role in airstrikes extends reach of Islamic State fight

    The Arab states backing the U.S.-led airstrikes also may seek to boost Western aid to Syrian rebels.

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