The Syrian president says that Western nations have lied about chemical attacks and supported terrorist groups in his country, while Russia has supported his government against the foreign “invasion.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that after negotiations in Moscow between his administration and its Turkish and Iranian counterparts, an accord regarding the war in Syria has been reached, establishing a fragile truce that's being hailed as "a potential turning point" in the bloody civil war that has raged for six years.
Robert Fisk, The Independent's award-winning correspondent, writes that while the bloody clash in the Syrian city is horrific, many questions remain about American and British involvement and Western media's portrayal of the conflict.
Russia’s success in shaping the outcome of the Syrian struggle has made Moscow a player in the region again for the first time since the fall of the old Soviet Union.
Since Trump's election, Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin have thrown caution to the wind.
Only a week after seeming to agree to a cease-fire, Russia and the Syrian regime in Damascus appear to have decided to wipe out the pocket of rebel resistance in East Aleppo.
On Wednesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (a mixed Kurdish and Arab group) advanced further into the city of Manbij, a major outpost for Islamic State in northern Syria.
Muslim fundamentalist rebels, including al-Qaida, took revenge Tuesday on West Aleppo for the heavy government bombardment of East Aleppo that has killed dozens in the past week, including at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders.
A half-decade after protests began in Damascus and Deraa (mainly Deraa) in Syria, the country is a basket case and its social statistics look like those of Afghanistan in the 1980s.
Although many of the Republican presidential candidates probably couldn’t find Syria on a world map, the fate of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad has become a flashpoint issue distinguishing them from one another.