President Bashar Assad
The Arab League agreed Monday to take urgent measures to combat extremists like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as one of its suicide bombers killed 16 people at a meeting of Sunni tribal fighters and security troops in Iraq.
As the U.S. military strikes ISIS militants in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group’s headquarters in the past two days.
The U.S. and other nations supporting the Syrian opposition agree that President Bashar Assad’s planned presidential election is a “farce” and are prepared to redouble efforts to support the Syrian opposition, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.
The luxury hotel in the historic heart of Aleppo was being used as a base by Syrian government forces.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ramping up criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him a “one-man super-magnet for terrorism” who could be responsible for the disintegration of Syria.
Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.
Syrian President Bashar Assad warned the United States that it could face “repercussions” if a military strike is launched.
Chanting “They say more war; we say no war,” speakers say Saturday’s picket line marks a line Congress should not cross as it prepares to vote on the issue.
France’s prime minister says there’s no doubt that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical attack against civilians — and that a failure to react would allow President Bashar Assad to launch a similar attack again.
Sen. John McCain says he doesn’t support the latest Senate resolution to authorize military force against Syria.