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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

France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Thursday ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' ha...

France's Hollande says Assad no ally in fight against Islamic State

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should get more Western support but ruled out seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally. Show More Summary

France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands.

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

4 days 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

Congress should vote on new Mideast war

Last year, as he prepared to carry out a bombing campaign against Syrian government forces, President Barack Obama decided to first ask for approval from Congress. A deal with President Bashar Assad to destroy his chemical weapons made the issue moot. But today, as Obama is preparing to carry...

Syria's Assad forms government, 11 new ministers

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad formed a new government on Wednesday, two months after his reelection, leaving key ministries untouched as a brutal war continues to ravage his country. The new line-up includes 11 new ministers, but...Show More Summary

Why Not Adopt the Same Policy Towards Syria as Other Non-Democracies and Human Rights Abusers in the Region?

Glenn Greenwald thinks it's funny that while a year ago, we were told that it was an absolute emergency to bomb Syrian President Bashar Assad and arm insurgents fighting to overthrow him, now we're being told that it's an absolute emergency to bomb Assad's main military opponents. Show More Summary

WHITE HOUSE: The US Is Not Giving Information To Assad

The White House categorically denied a report saying it was sharing information with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad about the extremist group the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL) on Tuesday. Furthermore, the White House said it had no plans to coordinate whatsoever with the Syrian government in the ongoing fight against the group. Show More Summary

Assad's Devilishly Simple Plan To Bring The West To His Side

The Syrian regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decided to go easy on ISIS so that the extremist group would kill off secular rebels of the the Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), Maria Abi-Habib of The Wall Street Journal reports. Show More Summary

U.S. says American held in Syria has been freed

Secretary of State John Kerry says Peter Theo Curtis was held by an al-Qaida-linked militant group fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Britain 'will not work with Assad' to combat IS

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Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to combat Islamic State (IS) fighters in the country and his permission would not be needed for any military intervention, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Friday. Hammond...Show More Summary

Geraldo: U.S. Should Partner with Syrian Dictator Assad against ISIS

last weekNews : Mediaite

Fox host Geraldo Rivera announced Fox & Friends Friday morning his idea for battling the Sunni insurgents marauding across Syria and Iraq, and he knows it's a controversial one: partner with Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

How The Assad Regime Benefitted From Gassing Its Own People

On August 21st, 2013, the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad committed one of the most shocking war crimes of the 21st century, gassing nearly 1,500 people to death in Ghouta, outside of Damascus. Assad's regime, which facedShow More Summary

Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces...Show More Summary

Syria Strikes Militants as U.S. Targets Them in Iraq

Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces strike at Islamic militant strongholds in Syria as the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State in Iraq, which some analysts say indicates Syria's support of America's fight against terrorism

Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days.

ISIS MOCKS Barack Obama – And His “Red Line” Threats

Pro-ISIS and Islamist Twitter accounts are passing around this graphic today mocking Barack Obama’s meaningless “red line” in Syria. In 2012 President Obama declared that the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad would cross a “red line … Continue reading ?

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