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State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is asked if she was aware of any decision for the US to pull out of Syria. 'I am not, no. No,' she says.
UPDATED With Moscow in its 10th day of strikes the United States announces it would halt its troubled program to build up Syrian rebel units to fight ISIS
Thani s spokesman said after his car was hit by bullets wounding a bodyguard that it had been an attempt to kill the premier
UPDATED Heavy clashes rage between Syrian troops and rebels with at least 24 people killed
International envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged the failure so far of his mission to bring peace to Syria as more than 60 people were killed in violence on Saturday July 7 that also spilled over into Lebanon