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    Breakthrough in Aleppo: Syrian Army Makes Major Advances

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Syrian journalist Kevork Almassian to talk about the latest developments in Aleppo.

    The Syrian Army and its allies have captured more than a third of the territory held by Islamist forces in the eastern part of the Aleppo in what is being called the biggest setback since 2012 for the opposition to the Syrian government.

    The battle lines in France’s presidential election have become clearer after the primary held last weekend by the center-right The Republicans party. President Francois Hollande’s so-called Socialist Party is in dire straights while the danger of the far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen looms. Brian is joined by Eugene Puryear, host of Radio Sputnik's By Any Means Necessary, and Walter Smolarek, producer of Loud & Clear.

    The Washington Post reported that news outlets such as RT and Sputnik helped to spread “fake news” during the election. Weeks later, there doesn’t appear to be any letting up in the mainstream media’s campaign against alternative news outlets. Cindy Sheehan, anti-war activist, joins the show to talk about the new McCarythism.

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