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