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Why the Assad regime barrel-bombs his own civilians

by Rik Rutten*

Bombing civilians without distinguishing supporters and opponents from bystanders is said to be ineffective, or even counterproductive. Then why have air raids become such a hallmark feature of the military strategy of the Assad government in the Syrian civil war? 1,466 more words


Syrian forces take new district to control two-thirds of east Aleppo


© George Ourfalian, AFP | A Syrian army tank in east Aleppo on December 4, 2016.


Latest update : 2016-12-05… 347 more words

Qatar to continue supplying arms to Syria rebels regardless of Trump policies

Even if the U.S. government under Donald Trump stops supporting the Syrian rebels, Qatar will continue arming them in their struggle against the Bashar Assad regime, said Qatar Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in an interview with Reuters. 206 more words

United States

All hospitals in eastern Aleppo out of action after heavy air strikes

All hospitals in Syria‘s besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the World Health Organization (WHO) said, though a war monitor said some were still functioning. 765 more words


Russia announces major offensive against rebel-held targets in Syria

Russian missiles pounded opposition targets in Syria on Tuesday, the start of a much-anticipated offensive, while activists reported the resumption of bombing in rebel-held neighborhoods of… 1,028 more words


... The U.S. is in More Trouble than it Thinks [#Gaza Strip]...

.. it is even to the point that Egypt and Israel are working together , and with Hamas . Yes , it is that bad .. 194 more words

Personal Opinion

Russia Calls on Chemical Weapons Watchdog to Visit Syria's Aleppo

A U.S soldier wearing a gas mask and anti-chemical gear. File photo


NOV. 11, 2016, 8:21 A.M. E.S.T.

MOSCOW — The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday it wanted the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to urgently send a mission to Aleppo, saying it had evidence Syrian opposition rebels had used chemical weapons there. 435 more words