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France to strike ISIL in Iraq but not Syria

President Hollande rules out ground troops in Iraq and says can't do anything in Syria that might help Bashar al-Assad.

Where is the profile in courage?

The House will vote today to authorize training for the Free Syrian Army, the non-jihadi rebels who have been fighting both Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State. Despite the administration’s half-hearted plan and lack of leadership, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is setting an example by pushing support through the House, ensuring some oversight and sounding […]

Obama Chased by a Lion and Bashar Al-Assad in Propaganda Photo

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

The following Photoshop has been making the rounds on Facebook pages supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, whose relationship with Barack Obama is not good. It's so not-good, that Assad's supporters would like to see the US president get eaten by a lion -- or, according to this image, star in a really lame 90's commercial for Nike.

Obama Suggests Another Red Line for Assad: Shoot at American Planes, Face 'Overthrow'

In the hours before the September 10 speech in which President Obama stated his strategy against ISIS, The New York Time's Peter Baker says Obama told reporters that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would bring about his own overthrow by firing on American planes in Syrian airspace. Show More Summary

Syrian leaders see opportunities and risks in U.S. striking ISIS

Beirut, Lebanon- The fortunes of President Bashar al-Assad have suffered over the past two months, with battlefield setbacks and new signs of doubt emerging within his political base, as the civil war in Syria drags on with no end in sight. Show More Summary

Obama: Assad Shooting At American Planes Would Lead To His Overthrow

President Barack Obama would seek to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad if American planes were attacked upon entering Syrian air space, Peter Baker of The New York Times reports. If Assad's troops f ired at American planes entering...Show More Summary

ISIS and Moderate Syrian Rebels Have Reportedly Agreed on Truce

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

ISIS has reportedly reached a truce with moderate Syrian rebels not to fight each other and focus their efforts on crippling the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

FREE SYRIAN REBELS SAY OBAMA WON’T DICTATE THEIR ACTIONS

While the U.S. is now promising to openly arm the moderate Syrian opposition, it is asking those rebels to just fight ISIS, not Bashar al-Assad. There’s just one problem, reports Josh Rogin: They are going to battle the Syrian regime, no matter what the White House says.

Obama Plans to Hit ISIS in Syria, Support 'Moderate' Rebels; Watchdog Group Finds Evidence of Chemical Weapons

President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to ask for congressional support to arm moderate Syrian rebels who are fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, and potentially launch new airstrikes against terror group ISIS. A global chemical weapons watchdog group has meanwhile found evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria again.

Syria’s Assad thinks he is winning ! He could be wrong

By Liz Sly Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s hold on power is looking less certain than his recent assertions of victory suggest, as America snubs his appeals for a partnership, Islamic State militants inflict defeats on his troops and his own Alawite constituency shows signs of growing discontent. Show More Summary

Daily Jihad: Obama's 'Vetted' Free Syrian Army Joining Forces With Islamic State Terror Group

The US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), Al Nusra Front, and the Islamic State have paired together in order to fight President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Armed Forces, according to statements from multiple commanders from within the FSA....Show More Summary

What Makes People Join ISIS?

When Andre Poulin, a Canadian who converted to Islam, first appeared on YouTube in Syria last year, he said his family didn’t understand why he had moved to the country to fight with other jihadists against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Allah, he said during his video message, had pulled him to Syria. Poulin was just [...]

Al-Qaeda linked militants close in on Syrian Christian stronghold

Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria is attacking one of the country’s remaining Christian strongholds, as it presses its offensive against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Jabhat al-Nusra fighters, who have pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda’s...Show More Summary

McCain Defends Hawkish Ukraine Stance

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who has advocated bombing Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, stepping up U.S. aid to Ukraine and for bombing the Islamic State in Iraq, said he has gotten used to people calling him a warmonger.

Islamic State Jihadists Vow to 'Free' Russia: 'This Message Is for You, Putin!'

Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, also referred to as ISIS, released a video filled with threats against Russia, responding to President Vladimir Putin's promise to provide aid to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the video, jihadists vow to liberate Chechnya and Russia’s North Caucasus. Show More Summary

Iraq and Syria situation in six maps

By: Maher Mughrabi In recent weeks the long-running Syrian civil war – which began after a brutal crackdown on protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – has grown into a larger conflict as Arab Sunnis in Iraq, deeply dissatisfied...Show More Summary

Assad behind ISIS attacks in Iraq, says Turkish president Erdogan

The actions of the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad have given rise to militant groups such as the ISIS, Turkey’s new President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said. “The source [of ISIS attacks in Iraq] is Syria and al-Qaeda. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

Assad in hot water over gains by Islamists

assad A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State’s territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus. Show More Summary

Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State's territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus. Show More Summary

Assad no anti-terrorism partner but a jihadist ally, France warns

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

France's president on Thursday rejected any cooperation with Bashar al-Assad whom he accused of being a "de-facto ally" of jihadists wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, and urged a "humanitarian and military" response to the threat. Speaking...Show More Summary

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