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Obama Suggests Another Red Line for Assad: Shoot at American Planes, Face 'Overthrow'

In the hours before the September 10 speech in which President Obama stated his strategy against ISIS, The New York Time's Peter Baker says Obama told reporters that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would bring about his own overthrow by firing on American planes in Syrian airspace. Show More Summary

Syrian leaders see opportunities and risks in U.S. striking ISIS

Beirut, Lebanon- The fortunes of President Bashar al-Assad have suffered over the past two months, with battlefield setbacks and new signs of doubt emerging within his political base, as the civil war in Syria drags on with no end in sight. Show More Summary

Obama Plans to Hit ISIS in Syria, Support 'Moderate' Rebels; Watchdog Group Finds Evidence of Chemical Weapons

President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to ask for congressional support to arm moderate Syrian rebels who are fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, and potentially launch new airstrikes against terror group ISIS. A global chemical weapons watchdog group has meanwhile found evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria again.

Syria’s Assad thinks he is winning ! He could be wrong

By Liz Sly Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s hold on power is looking less certain than his recent assertions of victory suggest, as America snubs his appeals for a partnership, Islamic State militants inflict defeats on his troops and his own Alawite constituency shows signs of growing discontent. Show More Summary

Daily Jihad: Obama's 'Vetted' Free Syrian Army Joining Forces With Islamic State Terror Group

The US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), Al Nusra Front, and the Islamic State have paired together in order to fight President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Armed Forces, according to statements from multiple commanders from within the FSA....Show More Summary

What Makes People Join ISIS?

When Andre Poulin, a Canadian who converted to Islam, first appeared on YouTube in Syria last year, he said his family didn’t understand why he had moved to the country to fight with other jihadists against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Allah, he said during his video message, had pulled him to Syria. Poulin was just [...]

Al-Qaeda linked militants close in on Syrian Christian stronghold

Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria is attacking one of the country’s remaining Christian strongholds, as it presses its offensive against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Jabhat al-Nusra fighters, who have pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda’s...Show More Summary

Islamic State Jihadists Vow to 'Free' Russia: 'This Message Is for You, Putin!'

Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, also referred to as ISIS, released a video filled with threats against Russia, responding to President Vladimir Putin's promise to provide aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the video, jihadists vow to liberate Chechnya and Russia’s North Caucasus. Show More Summary

Iraq and Syria situation in six maps

By: Maher Mughrabi In recent weeks the long-running Syrian civil war – which began after a brutal crackdown on protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – has grown into a larger conflict as Arab Sunnis in Iraq, deeply dissatisfied...Show More Summary

Assad in hot water over gains by Islamists

assad A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State’s territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus. Show More Summary

Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State's territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus. Show More Summary

Syria's Assad forms government, 11 new ministers

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad formed a new government on Wednesday, two months after his reelection, leaving key ministries untouched as a brutal war continues to ravage his country. The new line-up includes 11 new ministers, but...Show More Summary

How all sides are committing war crimes in Syria

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

A report published Wednesday by a United Nations-appointed commission on Syria indicates that both the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel factions seeking its overthrow, including the extremist Islamic State, are guilty of war crimes amid the country's ongoing, brutal civil war. Show More Summary

Obama likely to hit ISIL in Syria without Congress’s formal OK

What do Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the U.S. Congress have in common? President Obama is unlikely to ask either for a formal green light to expand the American air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Iraq into Syria.

WHITE HOUSE: The US Is Not Giving Information To Assad

The White House categorically denied a report saying it was sharing information with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad about the extremist group the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL) on Tuesday. Furthermore, the White House said it had no plans to coordinate whatsoever with the Syrian government in the ongoing fight against the group. Show More Summary

Islamic State Takes Over Syrian Military Air Base

After a four-day battle, jihadi fighters from the Islamic State (IS) terror group overtook a Syrian military airport in Raqqa on Sunday, securing the last piece of their accumulation of the entire province. President Bashar al-Assad’s...Show More Summary

Assad's Devilishly Simple Plan To Bring The West To His Side

The Syrian regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decided to go easy on ISIS so that the extremist group would kill off secular rebels of the the Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), Maria Abi-Habib of The Wall Street Journal reports. Show More Summary

Was Putin right about Syria?

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

What a difference a year makes. Around this time last year, the West was gearing up for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was accused of carrying out chemical weapons attacks on his own people. That intervention never came to pass, not least because domestic public opinion in countries such as […]

Was Putin right about Syria?

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

What a difference a year makes. Around this time last year, the West was gearing up for military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was accused of carrying out chemical weapons attacks on his own people. Show More Summary

Britain 'will not work with Assad' to combat IS

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to combat Islamic State (IS) fighters in the country and his permission would not be needed for any military intervention, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Friday. Hammond...Show More Summary

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