Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed in an interview released this week that the viral photograph of a young Syrian boy in Aleppo bleeding and covered in dust is fake, even though medical sources in the city confirmed to ABC News they treated him.
A fleet of Russian warships sailing off the coast of Norway was spotted by the Norwegian military Monday and are reportedly heading toward Syria, according to newly released photographs.
Syria’s government-affiliated telecommunications company announced Tuesday that 60 percent of the country’s Internet will be down for ten days beginning Wednesday. Syrian Telecom attributed the outage to “submarine cable repairs” on international service lines.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that Russia and Syria should be subject to a war crimes investigation for their assaults on Syrian civilians during the country’s ongoing civil war, signaling another sign of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow.
The Russian Defense Ministry indicated Thursday that it would shoot down U.S.-led coalition jets that target Bashar al Assad’s forces with air strikes in Syria.
The Obama administration is again considering air strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad following the failure of a ceasefire deal brokered by the U.S. and Russia.
Russia vowed on Thursday to move forward with its military operations in Syria, brushing aside the Obama administration’s threat to sever talks if Moscow continues its assault on Aleppo.
Secretary of State John Kerry warned his Russian counterpart on Wednesday the U.S. would suspend bilateral engagement in Syria unless Moscow works to end the assault on Aleppo and restores a ceasefire in the war-torn country, according to the State Department.
House Democrats called on the Obama administration Tuesday to continue diplomatic negotiations aimed at ending the Syrian civil war despite the recently failed effort with Russia.