Tag: Damascus

US troops are staying in Syria to ‘keep the oil’ – and have already killed hundreds over it

Hundreds of American soldiers are remaining in Syria to occupy its oil reserves and block the Syrian government from revenue needed for reconstruction. Trump said openly, “We want to keep the oil.”

By Ben Norton

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‘We don’t want to lose anymore”: Inside the complex peace process that helped Syrians find an end to the fighting

In war torn areas across Syria, a series of reconciliation deals overseen by the secret fixer of Damascus, Khaled al Ahmad, has given residents a respite from the bloodshed.

By Rania Khalek

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As US regime-change operation in Syria fails, war-weary residents of Damascus struggle to survive

A report from inside Syria’s capital Damascus, battered by Western sanctions and filled with the internally displaced.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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