U.S. worries Russia humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'

Jul 30, 2016

U.S. worries Russia humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'

The United States is trying to determine whether a Russian plan for a humanitarian operation in Syria is sincere, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday, adding that if it proves a “ruse” it could ruin cooperation between Moscow and Washington. The 250,000 civilians ...

Aleppo's besieged wary of Russia, Syria safe-exit corridor offer

Jul 29, 2016

Aleppo's besieged wary of Russia, Syria safe-exit corridor offer

After months of fighting to encircle its opponents in Aleppo, Syrian authorities backed by Russia on Thursday offered safe corridors out for residents and rebels in the northern city’s besieged quarters, underlining the government’s determination to seal off the metropolis and force an eventual ...

Rebels hit Syria regime targets after key Aleppo corridors are cut

Jul 12, 2016

Rebels hit Syria regime targets after key Aleppo corridors are cut

Rebels attacked Syrian government positions in the historic center of Aleppo on Monday in response to an offensive that cut a road leading into the opposition-held sector of the city, monitors and insurgents said. The shelling of government-held neighborhoods and intense street fighting came ...

Amnesty report documents 'chilling' abuses by opposition groups in Syria

Jul 5, 2016

Amnesty report documents 'chilling' abuses by opposition groups in Syria

Some Syrian opposition groups have adopted methods of abuse similar to those employed by the government of President Bashar Assad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday, in which it documented a “chilling” wave of torture, abductions and summary killings in insurgent-controlled areas. The ...