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The chemical brothers: Putin and Assad… What would Russia’s support for Assad cost Vladimir Putin?

The chemical brothers: Putin and Assad… What would Russia’s support for Assad cost Vladimir Putin?

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 20, 2015 This week the world witnessed yet another chemical attack in Syria. After horrendous footage from Khan Sheikhoun showed children suffocating from sarin gas and relatives crying over piles of dead bodies, Russia […]

Syrian army nears Turkey-backed rebels in new advance

Syrian army nears Turkey-backed rebels in new advance

The Syrian army and its allies on Sunday drove Islamic State from several villages east of Aleppo, a military media unit run by Hezbollah and a war monitor reported, bringing them closer to territory held by Turkey-backed rebels. Several overlapping conflicts are being fought in Syria, dragging in regional and global powers as well as […]

U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. role in Syria’s conflict, aims to […]

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