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Bashar Al-Assad


Explained: The state of the war in Syria, and the bloody battle for Idlib

February 25, 2020 8:41 am

Turkey has closed the border and is trying to seal itself from waves of displaced refugees as Assad presses forth with a brutal campaign to take back Idlib.

Russian envoys meet Syria's Assad, discuss post-war efforts, trade

April 20, 2019 4:15 pm

Formation of a constitutional committee is key to political reforms and new elections meant to unify Syria and end an eight-year war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced about half of Syria's pre-war 22 million population.

With Bashar al-Assad on march, Syria rebels say cease fire agreed

July 06, 2018 6:40 pm

The rebels said the deal was brokered by Russia and would allow both fighters and civilians in opposition areas to settle their status with the government under Moscow's protection.

Syrian army targets south Damascus insurgent enclave

April 23, 2018 4:09 pm

UNRWA, the UN agency that cares for Palestinians, said on Sunday that conditions in Yarmouk were hellish. "There must be safe passage for the sick and the wounded and the dying civilians," said Chris Gunness, the UNRWA spokesman.

Syria airstrikes HIGHLIGHTS: NATO allies back attacks, US says 'locked and loaded' if chemical weapons used again

April 15, 2018 6:20 am

Syria airstrikes HIGHLIGHTS: During the meeting of the Security Council, UN Secretary General urged all member states to show restraint and avoid any acts that could escalate matters and worsen the suffering of the Syrians.

Vladimir Putin meets Bashar Assad ahead of Syria talks with Turkey and Iran

November 21, 2017 9:11 pm

"Regarding our joint operation to fight terrorists in Syria, this military operation is indeed coming to an end,'' Putin told Assad in televised remarks. "I'm pleased to see your willingness to work with everyone who wants peace and settlement.''

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani declares end of Islamic State

November 21, 2017 8:04 pm

Iranian media have often carried video and pictures of Soleimani, who commands the Quds Force, the branch of the Revolutionary Guards responsible for operations outside Iran, at frontline positions in battles against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

President Bashar al-Assad's march east compounds West's Syria dilemma

August 17, 2017 12:08 pm

US President Donald Trump's decision to shut down the CIA programme of support meanwhile played to Bashar al-Assad's advantage and came as a blow to the opposition. Rebel sources say the programme will be phased out towards the end of the year.

Assad regime shelling kills 3 in truce zone near Damascus: International human rights monitor

August 10, 2017 5:50 pm

"The shelling hit the town of Hammuriyeh early today, killing a woman, a man, and a child," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: Emmanuel Macron

June 22, 2017 5:06 pm

Macron said the international community had made a "collective error" in thinking the conflict could be solved "only with military force"