BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah’s leader said on Tuesday his Lebanon-based militant group will launch an attack inside Syria against al Qaeda-linked insurgents in the mountain region along the countries’ border.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Syrian government forces are targeting civilians in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo that have forced hospitals and schools to move underground, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, describing the bombings as “crimes against humanity.”
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is employing a new military strategy that could allow him to remain in power under a potential political settlement, according to a report.
The Obama administration has yet to outline a strategy for responding to the potential downfall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, even as his hold on power grows tenuous in the fourth year of a civil war.
A series of missions by the Israeli Air Force struck targets related to the Syrian army and Hezbollah located on the border between Syria and Lebanon, according to multiple reports.
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R., Texas), the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, criticized the Obama administration on Tuesday after a report indicated that officials would be content with a settlement in the Syrian civil war that leaves President Bashar al-Assad in power.