Tag: Syrian President Bashar Assad

The Latest- Airstrikes in northwestern Syria kill 21 civilians

The Latest- Airstrikes in northwestern Syria kill 21 civilians

A Syrian search-and-rescue group says 21 civilians have been killed in two separate airstrikes on the northwestern rebel-held province of Idlib. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, says 10 members of the same family were killed in an air raid Tuesday on the village of Baarbo, while 11 others were killed […]

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US warns Russia against striking non-ISIS groups in Syria

US warns Russia against striking non-ISIS groups in Syria

Sep 30, – Kerry told the United Nations Security Council that the U.S. would not object to Russians hitting Islamic State or al-Qaida targets but airstrikes just to strengthen the hand of Syrian President Bashar Assad would be worrisome. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the Russian airstrikes in Syria appear to have targeted […]

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Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Oct 22, – Bolstered by infighting among Syrian opposition groups — including some linked to al-Qaida that have jeopardized foreign aid — U.S. officials say Assad has a stronger grasp on power now than he did just months ago, when the U.S. and Russia called for a new round of talks to settle the 2 […]

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Kerry calls for conference on Syria transition

Kerry calls for conference on Syria transition

Oct 14, – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.N-Arab League envoy for Syria said Monday that an international conference to set up a Syrian transitional government must be organized urgently and held as soon as possible. “There has to be a transition government, there has to be a new governing entity in […]

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For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

Sep 22, – President Barack Obama arrives at the United Nations on Monday with diplomatic openings, the result of help from unexpected partners, on three fronts: Iran, Syria, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians. All three pathways are fraught with potential pitfalls and hinge on cooperation from often unreliable nations. Obama also risks […]

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Assad confident in victory’ in Syrian civil war

Assad confident in victory’ in Syrian civil war

May 31, BEIRUT (AP) — Assad also told the Lebanese TV station Al-Manar that Russia has fulfilled some of its weapons contracts recently, but he was vague on whether this included advanced S-300 air defense systems. The comments were in line with a forceful and confident message the regime has been sending in recent days, […]

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Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

May 28, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The fighting raged as European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels to try to bridge divisions over easing an arms embargo, a step that would allow weapons shipments to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syrian troops gained ground Monday in a nine-day offensive against a key rebel-held town, […]

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Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

BEIRUT (AP) — The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 22 people including 18 rebels were killed and dozens wounded in the fighting in Qusair. Pro-Assad troops, including fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, have been trying to push rebels out of Qusair. Syrian state media has said government forces steadily […]

May 25, 2013 | By More
Assad: transition talks are internal matter US has no right to interfere in his country’s politics

Assad: transition talks are internal matter US has no right to interfere in his country’s politics

May 19, AP – BEIRUT — In the capital Damascus, a car bomb killed at least three people and wounded five, according to Syrian state TV. It said bomb experts dismantled other explosives in the area. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said eight people were killed, including four members of […]

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Despite car bombing Turkey says it won’t be drawn into Syria conflict

Despite car bombing Turkey says it won’t be drawn into Syria conflict

May 13, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The bombings left 46 people dead and marked the biggest incident of violence across the border since the start of Syria’s bloody civil war, raising fears of Turkey being pulled deeper into a conflict that threatens to destabilize the region. Turkey’s prime minister vowed Sunday his country won’t be […]

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