Latest in Tag: Assad Highlight

Latest in Tag: Assad


Assad: UK airstrikes in Syria doomed to fail

Britain’s bombing campaign against extremists in Syria is “illegal” and will only cause “terrorism” to spread, President Bashar al-Assad says. The Syrian strongman made the remarks in an interview with The Sunday Times. In remarks published Sunday, Assad ridiculed British Prime Minister David Cameron’s assertion that there are as many as 70,000 opposition fighters in …

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‘Islamic State’ is a problem; Assad is a bigger problem

Syria’s president has tried harder than ever to recommend himself as a partner in the fight against “Islamic State.” However, it appears that Bashar al-Assad is a major part of the problem – and not part of the solution. Outrage began to filter out from Germany’s opposition parties on Sunday after Defense Minister Ursula von …

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Putin’s anti-‘Islamic State’ coalition dilemma

The downing of a Russian bomber leaves Putin with some tough decisions. Will he change his views on Assad and join a broader anti-“IS” coalition or stick with an alliance of two with Iran? Fiona Clark reports. President Putin must be wondering where it all went wrong. It seemed for a moment that Russia had …

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Truce called between Syrian regime, insurgents

A monitoring group has said talks yield 48-hour ceasefire in northwest Syria along Lebanon border. A simultaneous ceasefire has been called to give relief to two loyalist villages in Idlib province. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a deal to halt attacks was reached late Tuesday by the Islamist insurgent group Ahrar al-Sham …

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Report: US to defend Syrian rebels from Assad with air power

US President Barack Obama has decided to allow airstrikes in Syria to defend US-backed rebels, claims a Wall Street Journal report. The move could bring the US military into direct conflict with the Syrian government. The president’s decision is aimed at protecting the rebels trained by US forces from attacks, including those from the forces …

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Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS militias in Syria

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) posted photos online of a captured Jordanian military pilot. The militants allegedly shot down a Jordanian fighter jet with an anti-aircraft missile near the city of Raqqa, in northern Syria, on Wednesday. The media centre of Raqqa, an ISIS-affiliated news organisation, posted several pictures showing the …

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The Syrian tunnel and the spring

By Fadi Elhusseini When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. When Egypt joined Tunisia a few weeks later, hopes mounted and everyone started to think that the long-awaited moment had …

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Syria government retakes strategic town on Turkey border: State TV

AFP – Syrian government forces on Sunday recaptured the strategic town of Kasab, near the only border crossing with Turkey in northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported. “Units from the army are reestablishing security in the province of Latakia after killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their weapons,” the television said, referring …

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Syria calls presidential elections for 3 June

AFP- Syria said Monday it will hold presidential elections expected to return President Bashar Al-Assad to office on 3 June, despite a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people. Underlining the ongoing violence in the country, mortar fire hit near the parliament building shortly before the election date was announced, killing two people. …

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Mortar fire on Syria schools kills child, hurts 40: Media

AFP – Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital on Tuesday killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more children, state media said. Rebels fighting to oust President Bashar Al-Assad hold some territory on the outskirts of Damascus from which they have regularly launched mortar and rocket attacks targeting …

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