The luxury hotel in the historic heart of Aleppo was being used as a base by Syrian government forces.
United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.
U.S. official warns Syria is using stalling tactics to delay attempts to remove and destroy chemical stockpile.
The U.S. ship that will serve as the lynchpin for the destruction of Syria’s most toxic chemical weapons is preparing to leave Virginia in about two weeks for what will be an unprecedented, complex mission.
US Officials: White House Exploring Use Of Gov’t-Owned Ship To Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons In International Waters
Destroying Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons on land would come with vexing diplomatic and security problems as well as environmental issues.
The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West.
Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members.
President Barack Obama, in a planned address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, said that the “peace process is stillborn” in regards to resolving civil war currently plaguing Syria.
While speaking during a daily press briefing, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the resolve of President Barack Obama’s administration had their resolve reinforced to take action following an attack perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar Assad on rebel factions during which chemical weapons were used.
In an opinion piece for a Russian newspaper, Republican Sen. John McCain slammed President Vladimir Putin accusing him of corruption, repression and self-serving rule of the country.