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Kurds Close to Control of Northeast Syria Province, Portending a Shift in the War

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

A cease-fire with the Syrian government puts Kurdish militias much closer to control of Hasaka Province, which would be the third lost by President Bashar al-Assad.

Obama reportedly declined to enforce red line in Syria after Iran threatened to back out of nuclear deal

President Barack Obama infamously drew a "red line" with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria only to back away from it, and we now know why. Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon, who recently wrote a book called "The...Show More Summary

Five years into Syria war, battlefield is at its most chaotic

Syria's civil war appears to be entering a dangerous new phase, as President Bashar al-Assad's regime battles Kurdish troops for control of Hasaka

Kurdish Militia Launches Offensive to Push Assad Regime From Hasaka City

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Kurdish militiamen have launched an operation to capture the last districts under the control of the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the northeastern city of Hasaka, they said Monday. YPG forces began an assault on theShow More Summary

Turkey to Expand Military Role in Syria, Says Assad May Be Part of Transition

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced on Saturday that Turkey is going to take more active role on Syria in next six months. He also announced Turkey’s position that President Bashar Al-Assad can be part of transition in Syria.

In Russia's Strikes on Syria, a Surprising First

Russia has been dropping bombs on Syria for nearly a year now in its bid to help President Bashar al-Assad win his civil war, but Tuesday marked an important first in the fighting: Russian bombers took off from a base in Iran for strikes on Aleppo and two other provinces....

Hillary’s Top Surrogate Accuses ‘Trump and His Friend Putin’ of ‘Founding ISIS’

Taking to the Sunday show circuit Senator Claire McCaskill ran roughshod over any semblance of logic or foreign policy coherence associating Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with Daesh to make the fantastical cognitive leap that Russia ‘founded’ the terror group.

Secret File Confirms Trump Claim: Obama, Hillary 'Founded ISIS' to Oust Assad

The Obama Administration’s policy of supporting Salafist opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad saw the United States unwittingly support the creation of the Daesh 'caliphate' in Syria.

EXCLUSIVE: Support of Military Forces Top Priority for Syrian Finance Ministry

On July 3, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced the lineup of the new government, the first to be formed in the era of the New People's Council. Sputnik Arabic sat down with the country’s new Finance Minister, Mamun Hamdan, to talk about Syria’s wartime finances.

Syrian rebels' Aleppo success complicates strategies of Assad and Russia

BEIRUT (Reuters) - In breaking a Syrian government siege on opposition-held areas of Aleppo, insurgents have set back President Bashar al-Assad's hopes of using Russian air power to reclaim a vital city and speed the end of the five-year conflict.

If Hillary Becomes US President, She 'Will Look for Excuses to Bomb Damascus'

The Obama administration has maintained that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go, but it has largely refrained from using military force to enforce its "red lines." But if Hillary Clinton moves into the White House, she will pursue a more muscular foreign policy in the war-torn country.

Syria’s rebels unite to break Assad’s siege of Aleppo

Soon the rebels were sharing pictures of abandoned artillery and a smashed portrait of President Bashar al-Assad on Twitter, flaunted as triumphant proof that the army was routed and opposition forces were within a few hundred metres of their besieged comrades.Hours later, the people of east Aleppo were dancing in the street, as rebels and […]

Has Washington Finally Accepted That Assad Can Stay?

The fate of President Bashar al-Assad has long been at the heart of Washington's strategy in Syria, but it will no longer be a "priority" in the near future, the London-based newspaper Raialyoum asserted, adding that the US is no longer listening to Saudi Arabia's wishes in this matter. The oil kingdom still wants al-Assad gone.

Watch: Aleppo Residents Burn Tires to Obscure Assad and Russian Warplanes

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Residents in the Syrian city of Aleppo, besieged by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and hemmed in by Russian air power, on Sunday created their own smokescreen to prevent regime and Russian strikes targeting civilians, according...Show More Summary

Putin, Assad Do a Chechnya Number on Aleppo

Vladimir Putin's Defense Minister has announced that Syrian forces loyal President Bashar al-Assad will let civilians leave through three corridors, and rebels through another, to escape besieged districts of Aleppo. We have seen this...Show More Summary

President Bashar Assad Offers Amnesty For Syrian Rebels Who Lay Down Arms

last monthNews : Huffington Post

BEIRUT, July 28 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty on Thursday for rebels who lay down their arms and surrender to authorities within three months. The amnesty offer, announced on state media, came as pro-government...Show More Summary

Assad offers amnesty for Syria rebels who lay down arms

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty on Thursday for rebels who lay down their arms and surrender to authorities within three months.

How A Senator Grayson Could Help Stop Michele Flournoy's New Syria War

On June 20, Defense One reported that Michele Flournoy, whom it described as "the woman expected to run the Pentagon under Hillary Clinton," said she would "direct U.S. troops to push President Bashar al-Assad's forces out of southern...Show More Summary

Seeing no future, deserters and draft-dodgers flee Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Nasser lifts another cigarette to his mouth with a scarred left hand, chain smoking and watching action films on a grainy TV at his friend's flat in a Beirut suburb. Since deserting President Bashar al-Assad's army he mostly avoids venturing outdoors.

UK's Johnson says Russia must join push to oust Syria's Assad

LONDON (Reuters) - New British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called on Tuesday for Russia and other states to demand Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down as he prepared for his first meeting with Western counterparts on Syria's intractable civil war.

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