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    Russia Pitches Syria Cease-fire, West Skeptical

    State Department presses for 'immediate cease-fire'; diplomats who talked to VOA see Russian offer as delaying tactic that would allow intense airstrikes to continue

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    FILE - Free Syrian Army fighters inspect a pick-up truck with a weapon installed on it as they gather during what they said was an operation to travel to the northern countryside of Aleppo to fight Islamic State fighters, in Aleppo, Syria.

    Video How Aleppo Rebels Plan to Withstand Assad's Siege

    Rebels in Aleppo are laying plans to withstand a siege by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in likelihood the regime cuts a final main supply line running west of city

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks at a news conference during a NATO defense ministers meeting at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Feb. 11, 2016.

    NATO Alliance May Join Anti-IS Coalition

    Addition would bring alliance's experience in building partner capacity and training ground forces, US's Ash Carter tells fellow defense chiefs in Brussels

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    NATO to Target Migrant Smugglersi
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    Jeff Custer
    February 11, 2016 4:35 PM
    NATO has announced plans to send warships to the Aegean Sea to target migrant smugglers in the alliance's most direct intervention so far since a wave of people began trying to reach European shores.

    NATO to Target Migrant Smugglers

    NATO has announced plans to send warships to the Aegean Sea to target migrant smugglers in the alliance's most direct intervention so far since a wave of people began trying to reach European shores.


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    Mosul Refugees Talk About Life Under ISi
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    February 11, 2016 9:19 PM
    A top U.S. intelligence official told Congress this week that a planned Iraqi-led operation to re-take the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is unlikely to take place this year. IS took over the city in June 2014, and for the past year and a half, Mosul residents have been held captive under its rule. VOA's Zana Omar talked to some families who managed to escape. Bronwyn Benito narrates his report.
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    Could Harmless Wolbachia Bacteria Stop the Zika Virus?i
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    February 11, 2016 6:00 PM
    Could Harmless Wolbachia Bacteria Stop the Zika Virus?

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