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Robert Ford, the State Department's point man on Syria policy, appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 11.
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May 9, 2013 Ambassador Robert Ford, the State Department's point man on Syrian policy, met with the head of the Aleppo military council on Wednesday. Syrian rebels thanked him for the delivery of some 65,000 MREs. Both the visit and the shipment appear to be a sign of support for Gen. Salim Idriss, the rebels' commander.
December 6, 2011 Ambassador Robert Ford left in late October because of what the State Department said were "credible threats" against his safety. He has been a very visible supporter of those who oppose the Assad regime.
Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria.
October 24, 2011 Ambassador Robert Ford has called attention to the Assad regime's violent crackdown on opponents. In September, his convoy was attacked. Now, there are new threats, the U.S. says, and it blames the regime.
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