At the U.S. Army’s training grounds in Hohenfels, Syria-bound weapons inspectors are getting a crash course in combat zone safety courtesy of U.S. troops, who are advising the civilian inspectors on the range of threats they could encounter in the war-torn country.
The twin suicide bombings outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut on Tuesday that killed 23 people were likely a bid by jihadists to undermine Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah militia’s involvement in a key offensive in neighboring Syria and subvert a possible rapprochement between the United States and Iran, analysts say.
The international chemical weapons watchdog announced Friday it has verified the destruction of all of Syria's unfilled munitions — another milestone along the road to eradicating President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons program by mid-2014.
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