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    Battle for Aleppo: A Turning Point in Syria?

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker looks at the strategic importance of the Syrian city of Aleppo.

    Becker is joined by political analyst Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, who comments on Russia and Syria opening three humanitarian corridors in Aleppo and how what unfolds there could dramatically change the course of the war that has raged on for over five years.

    South Korea has denied entry to and deported two Korean-American peace activists who traveled to the country to participate in protests the deployment of THAAD, the US missile defense shield in South Korea that has generated mass anger inside of South Korea and harsh condemnation from China and Russia. The activists, Hyun Lee and Juyeon Rhee, speak with Becker about their experience.

    While Korean authorities detained and deported Korean-American peace activists — other Americans from Veterans for Peace were able to make it into the country and they are joining Koreans in protest all over the country including upcoming actions in Sonju — the site of the THAAD missile deployment. One of these activists, Will Griffin, joins Becker to discuss why he traveled to Korea and the importance of international solidarity.

    Syrian crisis, THAAD, Koreas, China, Syria, Aleppo
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