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Obama's 'Assad must go' demand fades as Syrian casualties soar

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  • THE RISE OF ISIS MILITANTS in Syria and Iraq, and the unwillingness of Americans to see their military involved in another foreign conflict, appear to have cooled President Obama's once-strident rhetoric demanding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad 'must go' — even as the civil war death toll hits 170,000.

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