Syria’s war: Assad regime accused of a host of crimes

BERIUT: The Syrian regime has been accused of various crimes during the conflict that started in 2011, including torture in prisons, summary executions and the use of chemical weapons. Some European countries have, meanwhile, launched investigations into alleged crimes by the Syrian regime, such as France, which announced on Monday international

Israel says Assad back in control, Syrian front prone to be calmer

By: Middle East Affairs JERUSALEM - On Thursday, Israel depicted the Syrian common war as viably finished and anticipated that the Golan Heights frontier between the nations would be calmer with focal lead by Damascus reestablished there. President Bashar al-Assad's general away of revolutionaries in southwestern Syria has stressed Israel, which a

Syrian government extends assault in southwest

The bombardment targeted the Yarmouk Basin area, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan With critical help from Russia and Iran, Assad has recovered control of most of Syria from rebels AMMAN/BEIRUT: The Syrian government widened its offensive to recover the southwest on Wednesday, extending it to an enclave

Assad’s forces bomb Deraa for the first time in a year

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the city of Deraa on Monday for the first time in nearly a year, a rebel and a war monitor said, extending an assault in southwest Syria. Along with the barrel bombs - containers stuffed with explosives - the helicopters dropped leaflets

President Assad’s forces bomb opposition areas in southwest Syria

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. Assad has sworn to recapture the area bordering