AMMAN (Reuters) – Opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of using poison gas in Syria’s civil war on Thursday, and said victims had been discovered with swollen limbs and foaming at the mouth.
Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad recently praised the Iranians for winning a “diplomatic success” over Western nations when it inked a nuclear pact in Geneva two weeks ago.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The death toll in Syria’s civil war has risen to at least 125,835, more than a third of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.
AMMAN/ARSAL, Lebanon (Reuters) – President Bashar al-Assad’s forces fired rocket and artillery barrages on a besieged mountain town near Lebanon on Monday in a push to capture the strategic area following advances against rebels in Damascus and in the north of Syria.
LONDON (Reuters) – As food begins to flow into Bashar al-Assad’s Syria after several months of disruption, some of the president’s close allies stand to make substantial profits from the secretive trade, according to trade and opposition sources with knowledge of the situation.
DUBAI (Reuters) – A commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has been killed in Syria after volunteering to defend a Shi’ite shrine in Damascus, the Iranian Mehr news agency said on Monday.
Israel said it would not allow advanced weapons to fall into the hands of Hezbollah, after a raid on Syria that opposition sources said had hit an air force garrison believed to be holding Russian-made missiles destined for the militant group.