BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford will meet with Russian military leaders on Friday in Helsinki to discuss the situation in Syria among other matters.
MOLKINO, Russia (Reuters) – The Kremlin says it has nothing to do with Russian civilians fighting in Syria but on three recent occasions groups of men flying in from Damascus headed straight to a defense ministry base in Molkino, Reuters reporters witnessed.
An organization that supports Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad paid former Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich $20,000 to speak to its organization last year.
President Donald Trump tweeted “mission accomplished” Saturday in the wake of coordinated air strikes against Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities, writing “could not have had a better result.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S., British and French forces hammered Syria with air strikes early Saturday Syria time in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week, in the biggest intervention by Western powers in Syria’s civil war.