Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday the United States needs to fulfill its commitment to separate moderate Syrian rebel forces from terrorist groups before condemning the Bashar al Assad regime over a new United Nations report finding Syria has continued chemical weapons attacks against civilians.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said its inspectors found traces of deadly nerve agents in multiple locations across Syria despite the commitment by President Bashar al Assad’s regime to destroy its chemical weapons arsenal, according to a new report.
American fighter jets scrambled to protect U.S. advisers working alongside Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday after they were nearly bombed by Syrian military aircraft, a Pentagon official said Friday.
More than 17,000 people held in Syrian prisons were killed under the regime of President Bashar al Assad during the past five years while countless others faced systematic torture, rape, and abuse, according to a report released Thursday by Amnesty International.
Russian warplanes deployed from a base in Iran for the first time on Tuesday to launch air strikes against the Islamic State and Syrian militants, expanding Moscow’s military involvement in Syria.
The few remaining doctors in Aleppo, Syria penned an open letter to President Obama pleading for the U.S. to open a “permanent lifeline” to the besieged city for urgently needed medical and food supplies.
A helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a Syrian town hours after a Russian chopper was shot down nearby, local rescuers said Tuesday.
A coalition of Syrian opposition groups requested the suspension of U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State terror group in Syria pending an investigation into reports that the campaign killed more than 50 civilians this week.
Pentagon officials are pushing back against the Obama administration’s plan to strengthen military cooperation between the United States and Russia in the fight against terrorist groups in Syria.