BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that troops would head to an insurgent-held town to help besieged soldiers holed up on its outskirts and said army setbacks were part of normal warfare.
BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations has adopted a cautious approach to the Syria talks it launched this week, avoiding raising expectations that this latest initiative can end a four-year-old conflict which has so far defied all diplomatic efforts to resolve it.
AMMAN (Reuters) – Lebanese Hezbollah militants on Wednesday attacked a gathering of leaders of Syria’s Nusra Front and other insurgents in an area near Lebanon’s eastern border with Syria, killing three of them, the group’s television channel said.
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.
The U.S. training program for Syrian rebels has been delayed once again after the village of a group of fighters was attacked, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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.
JERUSALEM—When the mastermind behind the creation of the Islamic State was shot dead last year, his house produced a collection of documents spelling out a detailed plot for seizing power and manipulating religious passions. What was not found in the house was a Koran.