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Aug 22, 2014

Blamed for ISIS’ Rise in Syria, Assad Is Pushed to Escalate Fight

Accused of allowing ISIS to amass territory in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad is now being pressed by his own supporters to make defeating the jihadist group a priority for his forces... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army

Aug 22, 2014

Blamed for ISIS’ Rise in Syria, Assad Is Pushed to Escalate Fight

Accused of allowing ISIS to amass territory in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad is now being pressed by his own supporters to make defeating the jihadist group a priority for his forces... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army

Aug 15, 2014

Facing Both ISIS Militants and Bashar al-Assad’s Forces in Syria

Western-backed insurgents are expressing frustration that the United States has not aided them as a mutual ally against both the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and President Bashar al-Assad... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Iraq

Aug 26, 2014

Dealing with devils

Someone paid the ransom that released Peter Theo Curtis from the clutches of Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate — if not in cash, then, likely, in benefits for the al-Nusra Front’s battle to topple Bashar Assad... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Iraq

Aug 25, 2014

Syrian F.M. Warns U.S. Against Airstrikes on Militants

(BEIRUT) — Syria’s foreign minister has warned the U.S. not to conduct airstrikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’ consent. Walid al-Moallem says such an act “by anyone,” without the approval from President Bashar Assad’... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Beirut, Lebanon

Aug 22, 2014

Assad's Policies Aided Rise of Islamic State

The Islamic State, or ISIS, gained momentum early on from a calculated decision by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to go easy on it... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Beirut, Lebanon

Aug 15, 2014

Facing Both ISIS Militants and Bashar al-Assad’s Forces in Syria

Western-backed insurgents are expressing frustration that the United States has not aided them as a mutual ally against both the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and President Bashar al-Assad... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Iraq

Aug 15, 2014

Facing Both ISIS Militants and Bashar al-Assad’s Forces in Syria

Western-backed insurgents are expressing frustration that the United States has not aided them as a mutual ally against both the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and President Bashar al-Assad... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Iraq

Aug 22, 2014

Blamed for ISIS’ Rise in Syria, Assad Is Pushed to Escalate Fight

Accused of allowing ISIS to amass territory in Syria, President Bashar al-Assad is now being pressed by his own supporters to make defeating the jihadist group a priority for his forces... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army

Aug 27, 2014

Public executions are weekly ritual in ISIS-controlled parts of Syria

A report by the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights also accused the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad
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