CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

Feb 22, 2017

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had ...

Damascus denies using chlorine gas during Aleppo battle

Feb 16, 2017

Damascus denies using chlorine gas during Aleppo battle

Syria’s government on Wednesday fiercely denied accusations by Human Rights Watch that it used chemical weapons in its battle for Aleppo, shrugging off the group’s report as “unprofessional and unscientific. In a major report released Monday, Human Rights Watch said Syrian government forces had ...

Feb 7, 2017

Syria's Assad sees Trump's Islamic State view as promising

Syrian President Bashar Assad said U.S. President Donald Trump prioritizing the fight against jihadis by the Islamic State group was promising although it was too early to expect any practical steps, state news agency SANA reported Tuesday. Trump has indicated he might cut U.S. ...