President Obama said that the crisis in Syria “haunts me constantly” during an interview with Vanity Fair published Wednesday.
U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Russian aircraft conducted the attack on a humanitarian aid convoy in Syria on Monday, refuting Secretary of State John Kerry’s initial statement that it was likely the Syrian government.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) lashed out at the Obama administration on Tuesday following reports that the White House spearheaded efforts to kill a Democrat-backed bill to sanction embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to comments provided to the Washington Free Beacon.
The United Nations confirmed that air strikes hit aid convoys near the besieged city of Aleppo on Monday, hours after the Syrian military declared that the week-long ceasefire brokered by the U.S. and Russia was over.
The Syrian military announced Monday that the seven-day ceasefire negotiated by the United States and Russia is over, charging that rebel groups undermined the truce without saying if it would be reinstated.
An international inquiry has identified two Syrian Air Force helicopter squadrons and two other military units it holds responsible for chlorine gas attacks on civilians, a Western diplomat told Reuters.
The United State is planning to transfer military assets from other parts of the world into Syria to begin coordinating airstrikes with Russia against militants in the war-torn country as part of the newly implemented ceasefire deal, the Associated Press reported Friday.
The United Nations remains unable to transport humanitarian aid into Syria despite an ongoing ceasefire due to the Bashar al Assad regime’s failure to authorize the deliveries, the U.N.’s special envoy for the war-torn country said Thursday.
The Obama administration is aiming to accept 110,000 refugees from around the world in the upcoming fiscal year, marking a 30 percent increase from this year’s target goal of 85,000, the White House confirmed Wednesday.