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At Least 25 Killed in Suicide Blast at Army Outpost in Aleppo – Watchdog

A suicide bomber from the Nusra Front terrorist group blew himself up at an army outpost in Syria’s largest city of Aleppo Monday killing at least 25 Syrian Army soldiers and fighters loyal to President Bashar Assad and injuring many more, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

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.

Remember talk of Russia abandoning Assad? Not so fast ...

MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise meeting with Syria's foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged his support Monday for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants. The war in Syria, which began with protests in March 2011, has killed more than 220,000 people. Show More Summary

Close aide of Syria’s Assad dies of cancer

A close aide to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Nassif Kheir Bek, has died. The official Syrian News Agency says Kheir Bek died Sunday of cancer. He was 78. A career intelligence and security officer seen as a pillar of Assad’s government, Kheir Bek was last seen in public about two years ago […]

Huge Syrian refugee influx to Lebanon expected when Assad regime falls

Lebanese officials have warned of a huge Syrian refugee influx to Lebanon if the rebels launch an attack on Damascus and the  regime of Syrian president Bashar al Assad falls  , An Nahar newspaper  reported on Friday. The ministerial sources told An Nahar that if such an influx takes place, the displaced Syrians will include  Assad supporters […]

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

last weekNews : BlogPost

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 […]

2 more Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria while defending the Assad regime

Two more Hezbollah fighters were killed in in Syria while defending the Syrian regime of president Bashar al Assad, according to local media reports. The victims were identified as : 1- Kamal Abduallah Khashab who was buried in the town of Shour in the Tyre district 2- c who was buried in the town […]

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 […]

Syria's Assad among 24 registered as presidential hopefuls

Syrian President Bashar Assad leads a list of 24 presidential hopefuls who have registered as potential candidates in an election set for next month, government officials said Thursday.

Syrian President Bashar Assad to run for reelection

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday he would seek reelection in balloting scheduled for June, the government announced, confirming a decision that had been widely expected.

2 Syrian candidates named to run against Bashar Assad for president

Syrian authorities on Sunday named two politicians from tolerated opposition groups as official contenders in June against an imposing incumbent: President Bashar Assad, the overwhelming favorite.

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.

‘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 […]

Sen. Graham: ‘Obama Will Go Before Assad Will Go’

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

In one of his patented foreign policy Sunday show word salads, Senator and 2016 candidate Lindsey Graham (R-SC) got around to saying that Syrian President Bashar al Assad would outlast President Barack Obama, who once sought to dethrone the Middle Eastern leader.

Syrian rebel alliance says captures air base in south

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel alliance said it had captured an air base from the army in southern Syria on Thursday, a gain that would compound setbacks for President Bashar al Assad in the area after losing a nearby military base this week.

Rebels seize biggest army base in southern Syria

Syrian rebels seized a sprawling military base in a lightning assault Tuesday, marking the latest in a series of defeats for President Bashar Assad’s increasingly embattled forces, rebels and activists said. Assad’s forces have suffered a stunning string of setbacks over the past three months at the hands of insurgents, members of al-Qaida’s local affiliate […]

Post-Assad Syria is the new focus

By : David Ignatius The regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria is facing what U.S. experts say is the most intense pressure since the early days of the four-year civil war. This new squeeze poses some stark choices for America, Russia, Iran and Syria’s neighbors.“Based on current trend lines, it is time to start thinking […]

Idlib gains bring Syrian rebels closer to Assad’s homeland

Sunni Islamist groups have overrun Syrian army outposts and villages in the Idlib province, closing on coastal strongholds of President Bashar al Assad’s government, rebels and a monitor said on Saturday. The Syrian army said its troops had abandoned the town of Muhambal in the western part of Idlib and were regrouping for a counter-offensive. […]

Syrian rebels seize new ground in Idlib province, fighting near Assad's homeland

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sunni Islamist groups have overrun Syrian army outposts and villages in western Idlib province, closing on coastal strongholds of President Bashar al Assad's government, rebels and a monitor said on Saturday.

How Syria’s Assad helped forge ISIS

The United States has accused the Syrian military loyal to President Bashar Assad of carrying out air strikes to help Islamic State fighters advance around the northern city of Aleppo, messages posted on the US Embassy in Syria’s official Twitter feed said. The following Newsweek  article that was published in June 2014  reveals how Assad helped forge […]

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