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Assad Admits Syrian Army Suffering Shortages and Setbacks

In his first public speech in a year, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the country’s civil war has resulted in depleted reserves of soldiers, and swathes of territory have been lost. Despite admitting to military setbacks, lossShow More Summary

Assad Admits Syrian Army’s 'Shortage of Manpower' — But Vows to Win Bloody Conflict

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vowed in his first public speech in a year that his forces would eventually prevail in the bloody conflict that has gripped the country for five years, even as the regime seeks more troops to help fight. Show More Summary

Syria's Assad says army consolidating in most important areas

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the army had been forced to give up areas in order to hold onto more important ones in its fight with insurgents, and the scale of the war meant the military faced a man power shortage.

Syria's Assad's announces amnesty for army deserters - Syrian TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television said on Saturday.

Syria's Assad's announces amnesty for army deserters: Syrian TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television said on Saturday.

Syria sees West easing tough stance after Iran deal: Assad aide

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A close adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Iran's nuclear accord with world powers will force the West to soften its stance against Damascus and deal with its government to find a negotiated solution to Syria's civil war.

The Coastal Shield Brigade: A New Pro-Assad Militia

By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi Emblem of the Coastal Shield Brigade. On top: “Coastal Shield Brigade.” In middle (with portrait of Bashar al-Assad): “Republican Guard. Knights of Assad.” On bottom: “Syrian Arab Army.” As the Syrian civilShow More Summary

The US Hand in the Syrian Mess

Exclusive: Neocons and the mainstream U.S. media place all the blame for the Syrian civil war on President Bashar al-Assad and Iran, but there is another side of the story in which Syria’s olive branches to the U.S. and Israel were spurned and a reckless drive for “regime change” followed, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall…

Israeli Commandos 'Assassinated Top Assad General', Say Leaked Files

Israeli naval commandos were responsible for the 2008 assassination of one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's top military officials, according to leaked US intelligence files. Brig Gen Mohammed Suleiman, a senior military and intelligence...Show More Summary

Syrian President Assad's Government Has 'Revised' the Holy Quran

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The Syrian government has released a "new standard version" of the Quran, with President Bashar al-Assad getting his first look at the latest edition in a ceremony that was held earlier this week. State media reported that Assad said...Show More Summary

The Iran deal helps provide a particularly 'marvelous recruiting tools' for ISIS

Iran stands to gain more than $100 billion from a comprehensive nuclear deal with the West, a chunk of which will likely go towards continued support of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The prospect of an economically empowered...Show More Summary

Israel assassinated top Syrian general, according to US files leaked by Edward Snowden

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Israel is responsible for the 2008 murder of a top security aide of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to secret US intelligence files. Brigadier General Mohammed Sleiman was shot in the head and neck on August 1, 2008 by a small team of Israeli commandos as he enjoyed a dinner party at...

Assad loves the Iran deal

Following the signing of the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he expected Iran to increase its backing of "just causes" throughout the region. In a congratulatory message to Iran's...Show More Summary

Reasonable Politicians Could Fix West's Flawed Policy Toward Syria - Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad believes that the spread of radical Islamic terrorism in his country reveals the failure of Western policy toward the region, and that sensible European politicians could play an important role in setting things right.

No Solution to Syria Crisis Without Assad – French Politician

The crisis in Syria cannot be resolved by the US, the European Union or the West in general without negotiations with President Bashar al-Assad, according to French parliamentarian Jean-Frederic Poisson, the Syrian Arab News Agency reports.

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Assad regains momentum after setbacks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese militia group Hezbollah said on Friday that the Syrian army's resistance to recent large-scale rebel attacks had disproved predictions that President Bashar al-Assad's days were numbered.

After gains, Syria rebels face tough fight for Deraa, Aleppo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Momentum that has swept Syrian rebels to a series of swift victories over President Bashar al-Assad appears to have slowed in two major attacks aimed at capturing the cities of Aleppo in the north and Deraa in the south.

Syria ratifies $1 billion credit line from Iran: state agency

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has signed a law ratifying a fresh $1 billion credit line from top regional ally Iran, Syria's state news agency SANA said in a newsflash on Wednesday.

Inside Qardaha: Bashar al-Assad's hometown

As Syria's civil war rages on, many young men from Qardaha have left to fight

WikiLeaks' Saudi Cables Reveal Kingdom’s Aim to 'Bring Down' Syrian Regime

As Saudi-led coalition forces continue airstrikes on Yemen, new WikiLeaks documents reveal that Riyadh has also plotted against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, fearing the leader would enact "revenge" against all countries opposed to his administration.

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