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Return of the "Assad gassed his people" lie?

Qui ne sent point assez ferme de memoire, ne se doit pas mêler d'être menteur. Who is not sure of his memory should not attempt lying. Michel de Montaigne The hole in this latest conspiracy theory is that Bashar al-Assad doesn't have...Show More Summary

Talk of Syria action may be Erdogan's latest gambit to pressure the West

ANKARA (Reuters) - Alarmed by Syrian Kurds' advances against Islamic State, and irked by Western reluctance to tackle Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, President Tayyip Erdogan has once again raised the prospect of a Turkish military intervention in Syria.

Who was Mohammad Nasif Kheirbek?” by Mohammad D.

Who Was Mohammad Nasif? By Mohammad D. For Syria Comment – June 30, 2015 Mohammad Nasif Kheirbek, one of Bashar al-Assad most trusted aids, died around 5 AM. Sunday, 6/28/2015 in al-Shami Hospital in Damascus  from Prostate cancer, which...Show More Summary

Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A senior Israeli defense official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect.

Syria is in the stage of undeclared partition, activist

Four years into a war that has killed more than 220,000 people, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can no longer defend the whole country or hope to regain lost territory and his forces are retreating and fortifying their core strongholds, from the capital Damascus up to the coastal strip in north-western Syria. At the same time, […]

US Refuses to Support Anti-ISIL Coalition Involving Assad - State Dep't

The US won't join anti-Islamic State coalition if it involves Bashar al-Assad government, US State Department announced on Monday.

Syrian insurgents carve out fiefdoms in de-facto partition

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Four years into a war that has killed more than 220,000 people, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can no longer defend the whole country or hope to regain lost territory and his forces are retreating and fortifying their core strongholds, from the capital Damascus up to the coastal strip in north-western Syria.

US intelligence thinks Assad could use chemicals on a massive scale 'because he’s getting desperate'

Despite assurances that the regime of Syria's Bashar al-Assad had given up the country's stockpile of chemical weapons, US intelligence suspects that the regime could use large-scale chemical weapons attacks to maintain control of government strongholds, The Wall Street Journal reports. Show More Summary

The Assad regime started the #SummerinSyria hashtag. The Internet then took over.

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It's not a great time for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Resurgent rebel fighters are making steady inroads against Syrian government forces, capturing strategic towns and bases in various pockets of a country that has been tragically hollowed out by war. Earlier this week, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi warned that Assad was about […]

Russia’s Putin reaffirms support for Syria’s Assad

Russian president Vladimir Putin has reaffirmed his country’s support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and says he opposes any use of external force to try to end the Syrian civil war. Mr Putin showed no sign of wavering in his policy of trying to shield the Syrian president from pressure from the West in a […]

Civilians, Hospitals Targeted by Syria’s Assad in Military Defeats

As the Free Beacon noted: “The Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad is systematically targeting civilians and hospitals, often with chemical weapons, to reverse recent setbacks in the country’s civil war, witnesses told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday.” “Assad’s forces have suffered a number of battlefield defeats in recent months, with the Islamic State […]

WATCH: White House says Obama’s Red Line in Play with Syria’s Use of Chemical Weapons

But, no action has been taken against the Syrian regime led by dictator Bashar al-Assad, so there is no red line in play, Obama White House.

U.S. weighs near-term Assad military retrenchment in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies are weighing the possibility that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, under growing military pressure, may soon narrow his focus on defense of more limited areas of the country, the top U.S. general said on Wednesday.

Doctor Testifies to Congress on Alleged Chlorine Gas Attacks in Syria

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Members of Congress on Wednesday heard testimony from a Syrian doctor who said that Bashar al-Assad's government continues to use chlorine as a chemical weapon against civilian populations in rebel-controlled areas of the country. Dr. Show More Summary

U.N. Syria envoy condemns attacks by both sides, seeks greater access

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations mediator for Syria, who held talks with President Bashar al-Assad this week, on Wednesday condemned the government's "unacceptable" heavy bombing of civilian areas near Damascus and deadly rebel attacks on Aleppo.

‘Patience wearing thin’ on Syria’s Assad, Kerry says

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he had discussed Syria’s use of chemical weapons with Russia and the international community’s patience with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s behavior was wearing thin. Speaking to reporters via video conference from Boston, Kerry said he was confident Assad’s government was responsible for a “preponderance” of chemical […]

Syrian Druze join battle to push back rebels in south

Members of Syria’s Druze minority have helped repel a rebel attack on an army base in the south, mobilizing to confront insurgents including al Qaeda’s Nusra Front who are trying to build on gains against President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based organization that tracks the war, said on Friday rebels […]

Calls for arming Syria’s Druze after al Qaeda massacred dozens

Fighters from Syria’s al Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front, have killed dozens of Druze villagers, raising fear for one of Syria’s minorities as insurgents including Sunni Islamists gain ground against President Bashar al-Assad. Druze in Lebanon and Israel have made separate appeals for their Syrian kin to be armed to defend themselves from groups such as […]

Rebels say they shoot down Syrian military jet in south

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said they had shot down a military jet on Thursday in southern Syria, where insurgents fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad seized a major army base earlier this week.

Obama Considers Sending More Troops To Iraq

Earlier today we described the situation currently facing Syria’s soon-to-be ex-President Bashar al-Assad as follows: And speaking of time, the US-led alliance realizes very well that as long as Assad has to fight three fronts: i.e.,...Show More Summary

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