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Russia muscles U.S. aside in Mideast

People seem plenty panicked about recent reports of Russian war planes using an Iranian air base for bombing runs into Syria as part of its ongoing support for the beleaguered regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. It’s not at all unreasonable to be concerned. On the other hand, we really shouldn’t be surprised by the […]

Obama's biggest achievement in Syria fell short — and Assad is rubbing it in his face

The Obama administration has touted its negotiations to remove chemical weapons from Syria as a major diplomatic achievement. But a new report from the United Nations Security Council found that the regime of Syrian President BasharShow More Summary

Syrian Boys Cry For Brother Killed In Aleppo Bombing

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Eleven children were killed in Aleppo, Syria, on Thursday after President Bashar Assad’s regime bombed a neighborhood held by rebel forces, Agence France-Presse reports, citing a human rights group. “Fifteen civilians, among them 11Show More Summary

Claims of Foreign Involvement at Ghouta Countered by Propaganda - Ex-CIA Officer

Western propaganda operations have tried to obfuscate well-documented claims of foreign intelligence involvement in chemical attacks in Syria to boost the opposition and undermine President Bashar Assad’s government, former CIA officer Larry Johnson told Sputnik on Thursday.

Unexpected Effect: Kurdish Problem Bringing Turkey, Syria Closer

Turkey has agreed that Bashar Assad will remain Syria’s president. In addition, Ankara is ready for direct talks with Damascus. The statement came amid fierce clashes between the Syrian Army and US-backed Kurdish troops.

Kurdish Militia Launches Offensive to Push Assad Regime From Hasaka City

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Kurdish militiamen have launched an operation to capture the last districts under the control of the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the northeastern city of Hasaka, they said Monday. YPG forces began an assault on theShow More Summary

Turkey's prime minister says only a transitional role for Syria's Assad would be acceptable

Turkey expects to become a more active partner in regional efforts involving war-torn Syria and is willing to accept Syrian President Bashar Assad only in a transitional role, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday.   Yildirim, speaking to media representatives in Istanbul, insisted that...

Turkey to Expand Military Role in Syria, Says Assad May Be Part of Transition

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced on Saturday that Turkey is going to take more active role on Syria in next six months. He also announced Turkey’s position that President Bashar Al-Assad can be part of transition in Syria.

Syrian Sky: US Fighters Scrambled To Protect Own Military, Coalition Forces From Assad’s jets

Things are heating up in the Middle East as United States fighters scrambled to protect their own military and coalition forces Friday from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s jets in the skies over Syria. And all this as Russian fighters continue to assist Assad against thoses he sees as rebels, according to multiple media reports. Show More Summary

Tens Of Thousands In Syria Are Being Tortured And Killed In Detention

Evidence of crimes against humanity being committed in Syria goes beyond photos and video footage of the aftermath of an airstrike or the chaos inside a hospital. President Bashar Assad’s regime also systematically detains and tortures...Show More Summary

NATO Concerned With Russian Presence in Syria

NATO is concerned with the significant Russian presence in Syria aimed at "supporting" President Bashar Assad, an alliance’s spokesperson said on Wednesday in the wake of reports about using an Iranian airfield by Russian jets.

Why better relations with Russia won't likely change Turkey's position that Syria's Assad must go

Turkey’s prime minister recently said that if asked to choose between Islamic State or Syrian President Bashar Assad, “we cannot choose either of them. They both need to go.” Yet, in recent days, Turkey and Russia, a prime Assad ally, have signaled they’ve reached a bit of a rapprochement and even...

Secret File Confirms Trump Claim: Obama, Hillary 'Founded ISIS' to Oust Assad

The Obama Administration’s policy of supporting Salafist opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad saw the United States unwittingly support the creation of the Daesh 'caliphate' in Syria.

'Final Collapse' of Secular Syria Could Foster the Rise of a Terrorist State

The overthrow of Syrian President Bashar Assad will lead to Islamic terrorists seizing power in Syria and a "final collapse" of the country, which is out of line with the West's interests, Gunter Mayer, head of the Center for Arab Studies at the University of Mainz, told the German news network NDR.

Syrian rebels' Aleppo success complicates strategies of Assad and Russia

BEIRUT (Reuters) - In breaking a Syrian government siege on opposition-held areas of Aleppo, insurgents have set back President Bashar al-Assad's hopes of using Russian air power to reclaim a vital city and speed the end of the five-year conflict.

Former CIA deputy director: I want to scare Bashar al-Assad

"I want [Syrian President Assad] to think: 'This is not going to end well for me,'" Morell told Charlie Rose in a discussion about the Syrian civil war

Syria’s rebels unite to break Assad’s siege of Aleppo

Soon the rebels were sharing pictures of abandoned artillery and a smashed portrait of President Bashar al-Assad on Twitter, flaunted as triumphant proof that the army was routed and opposition forces were within a few hundred metres of their besieged comrades.Hours later, the people of east Aleppo were dancing in the street, as rebels and […]

Turkey Urged to Mend Ties With Assad After Making Peace With Israel, Russia

Co-chairman of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party said that Ankara should make amends with Syrian President Bashar Assad especially since it has made concessions to normalize relations with Moscow and Tel Aviv.

The West Has Obviously ‘Decided Against’ Toppling President Assad

As the US has missed yet another deadline it had previously set for Syrian President Bashar Assad's transition out of power, some Middle East analysts suggest that the West has dropped its idea of toppling the legitimate Syrian leader, especially given that he enjoys such strong support from Russia and Iran.

Blindsided in Aleppo: US Misses Yet Another Red Line It Set for Assad in Syria

This week has witnessed the expiry of yet another red line the US had previously set for Syrian President Bashar Assad's transition out of power: August 1. Analyzing the possible reasons for the failure, US media says it was because Washington was “blindsided” in Aleppo.

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