Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad for the first time received at least 20 US-made TOW anti-tank missiles from a “Western source,” a rebel official told AFP Tuesday. “Moderate, well-organized fighters from the Hazm movement have for the […]
The western-backed Syrian opposition called on the United States to give “an appropriate response” to what it said was genocide committed by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo, the country’s second city. In a letter to U.S. Show More Summary
A deadly gas not on the list of chemical weapons Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was made to relinquish to the international community last year was used twice in a northern Syrian village this weekend, prompting accusations that both the government and the Syrian opposition used the gas on civilians. Show More Summary
Syrian troops retook the ancient Christian town of Maaloula from rebels Monday, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the three-year old civil war was turning in his favor. The Al-Safir hotel, which rebels had been using as a base, was almost completely destroyed, with a facade that gave on to a cliff having collapsed. […]
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that the three-year civil war in Syria is "passing through a turning point" following a series of military victories by government forces. "This is a turning point in the crisis, both militarily...Show More Summary
March 14 alliance parliamentarian Robert Ghanem announced his candidacy for the presidential election and promised he would be a unifying head of state. Ghanem said he wouldn’t go to Syria to meet with President Bashar al-Assad if he is elected president. “I am a candidate for the presidency, and the title of my battle will […]
BEIRUT -- Amid opposition claims of new Syrian chemical weapons attacks, President Bashar al-Assad is fast approaching an important deadline for removing his stockpiles of the deadly armaments from from the country. It doesn't appear...Show More Summary
``Rebels embattled against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have reportedly come into possession of high-powered anti-tank weaponry, the likes of which may have been supplied by the United States... According to Debkafile, the report -- if true -- marks "the first advanced US weapon to be deployed in more than three years of civil war."''
The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is in the midst of an unprecedented bombing campaign in Syria's largest city of Aleppo. For the last four months, the Syrian Air Force jets have been dropping bombs — including steel barrels packed with explosives and shrapnel — on rebel-held areas of the country's former commercial and industrial hub. Show More Summary
Syria’s Assad says Russia ‘re-establishing multipolar world’ (via AFP) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that key ally Moscow had helped re-establish “a multipolar world”, as he met with a high-level Russian delegation in Damascus. The delegation was delivering a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin…
This month, the fighting and unrest continue into a fourth year in Syria. Syrian rebels fought today with government troops near the coastal heartland of President Bashar al-Assad. The conflict has reportedly killed more than 140,000 people, and there are more than 2.5 million registered Syrian refugees, according to the United Nations. Show More Summary
Hilal Assad, the cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been killed by rebels, according to the official Syrian Arab News Agency. The Islamic Front, an umbrella group made up of seven Islamist factions, claimed responsibility for his killing, which took place near the Turkish border crossing of Kasab. Show More Summary
Hilal al-Assad, cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in fighting today near the Turkish border. Al Arabiya reported: A Syrian military official, who is also a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been killed on Sunday amid … Continue reading ?
Cousin of President Bashar al-Assad was killed in battles with rebel fighters near the border with Turkey.
Eleven people died in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday in fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad which also sparked clashes with the Lebanese army, security and medical sources said. Seven people were shot dead on Friday, including gunmen and civilians, one of them an elderly man. Most were […]
Three years into the revolt against his rule, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is in a stronger position than ever before to quell the rebellion against his rule by Syrians who rose up to challenge his hold on power, first with peaceful protests and later with arms.
Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi lashed out at Syrian president Bashar al-Assad Friday for remarks over what constitutes a good Lebanese president telling him our presidency is none of your business and Syrian tutelage has ended. “It is not within the power of the Syrian president to choose a president for Lebanon,” Rifi said in a […]
A European court on Wednesday upheld EU sanctions against the sister of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, finding that her strong family ties justified the decision. Bushra al-Assad, also the widow of Syria’s former deputy defense chief Assef Shawkat, had challenged her inclusion in the EU sanctions list, arguing she was a “housewife” with no role […]
For the last three months, forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been dropping steel barrels packed with explosives and shrapnel on various rebel-held areas, including parts of the country's largest city of Aleppo. The...Show More Summary