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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Says Infamous Photo of Bloodied Boy Is a Fake

1 hour agoNews : Mediaite

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that the now infamous photo of a traumatized, bloodied, and dust-covered five-year-old boy sitting in the back of an ambulance, a casualty of bombings in Aleppo, is a fake.

Syrian President Assad claims viral photo of 5-year-old bloodied

1 hour agoNews : NY Daily News

The photo of a young Syrian boy who was captured with dust and blood on his face is being called fake by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

Assad’s wife: I turned down the opportunity to ‘run from Syria’

Syria’s first lady Asma al-Assad is standing by her man, telling a Russian TV network that she refused offers to flee the war-torn country with her children. The British-born wife of President Bashar al-Assad said she turned down guarantees of protection and financial security in exchange for leaving Syria. “Yes I was offered the opportunity […]

Government must rid Aleppo of 'terrorists' to protect civilians: Assad

ZURICH (Reuters) - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad told a Swiss TV station that government forces had to rid the city of Aleppo of rebel "terrorists" under its constitutional mandate to protect the civilian population.

The Battle of Mosul: How It May Affect the War in Syria

The Syrian army and its allies see a risk that Islamic State will regroup in eastern Syria as it is forced from the Iraqi city of Mosul in a U.S.-backed operation, posing new risks for President Bashar al-Assad. Both the Syrian army and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah have warned of what they have called a U.S. Show More Summary

Syrian president's wife says she was offered a deal to flee Syria

MOSCOW, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The wife of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview her husband's foes had offered her the chance to flee Syria in order to try to shake confidence in him, but that she had not left the country since the war erupted. Show More Summary

Syria Could Face New Sanctions for 'War Crimes'

Britain and the United States said on Sunday they were considering imposing additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria's war. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and U.S. Show More Summary

Britain, U.S. consider more sanctions against Assad, supporters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States said on Sunday they were considering imposing additional sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters for their actions in Syria's war.

Assad Says Aleppo Must Be ‘Cleaned’ As Siege of City Continues

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that Aleppo needs to be cleaned of “terrorists” in order to capture the city and use it as a springboard to capture other areas of the country and secure victory in the five-year-long conflict. In...Show More Summary

Assad: taking Aleppo is key to pushing terrorists back to Turkey – video

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad tells Russian media outlet Komsomolskaya Pravda on Thursday that taking the city of Aleppo from rebel forces would be a ‘springboard to push terrorists back to Turkey’. A quarter of a million people are caught in the besieged city, under heavy bombardment by his government’s forces. Show More Summary

Syria's Assad Says Taking Aleppo From Rebels Key to Pushing 'Terrorists' Back to Turkey

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday that the Syrian army's capture of Aleppo, which has come under renewed bombardment in an effort to seize its rebel-held sector, would be "a very important springboard" to pushing "terrorists" back to Turkey.

Aleppo must be 'cleaned', declares Assad, amid outcry over bloody siege

Syrian president gives unrepentant interview vowing to use shattered city as ‘springboard to push terrorists back to Turkey or kill them’ Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has spoken of “cleaning” the besieged city of Aleppo, where...Show More Summary

Boris Johnson: military options against Syrian regime being considered

Foreign secretary says public opinion is changing after bombardment of Aleppo Boris Johnson has given his first hint that the west is willing to step up military activity against the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying...Show More Summary

Assad says hopes Russia can change Turkey's policy towards Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that his country's only hope was that a rapprochement between Russia and Turkey would allow Moscow to change Ankara's policy towards Syria.

Unipolar No More: American Power at the Crossroads

last weekNews : Truthdig

By Dilip Hiro / TomDispatch Moscow’s frustration of Washington’s agenda to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad and China’s plan to link numerous Asian and European countries in a vast transportation and pipeline network represent a growing international challenge to and curtailment of U.S. power.

When will Iran abandon Bashar al-Assad?

Iran's interests in Syria will very soon supersede its support for Bashar al-Assad.

UN chief says Assad 'failure' caused 300,000 deaths

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "failure of leadership" caused the deaths of over 300,000 people, according to an interview released Monday. Asked by the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle if he considered Assad a mass murderer, Ban said that question was for other institutions to answer. Show More Summary

Trump: "I Don't Like [Autocratic Syrian War Criminal Bashar Al-] Assad At All, But ..."

last weekSports : Deadspin

At the end of a long, rambling answer nominally about the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Aleppo, Donald Trump just praised Bashar al-Assad—one of the principal perpetrators of that disaster—for, in his words, “fighting ISIS.” Read more...

Donald Trump Sides With Syrian Dictator Bashar Al-Assad Against Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana

Donald Trump says he disagrees with his running mate, Mike Pence, about whether to move against the Assad regime’s military targets. Pence wants to order strikes against Assad; Trump does not. “I don’t like Assad, but he is killing ISIS.” In other words, Trump supports Assad (and Russia, and Iran) over Pence. Read more...

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