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Ryan Lucas started his career with The Associated Press in Warsaw in 2005, covering domestic and regional politics, fallout from the CIA secret prison program, and US plans for a missile defense base. In 2010, Lucas transferred to Cairo to work as an editor on the AP’s Middle East desk. While in Cairo, he covered the Arab Spring uprisings and reported extensively from Libya during the war to oust Moammar Gadhafi. For the past two years, he was based in Beirut, where he covered the Syrian civil war, the rise of the Islamic State group and the broader turmoil across the region. He has reported from a dozen countries across the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

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