Tag: Bashar al-Assad

Syria Undeterred By Latest U.S. Strike

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Syria Undeterred By Latest U.S. Strike

Mission Accomplished, U.S. President Donald Trump boasted in a triumphant Twitter post on April 14, resorting to a discredited phrase appropriated by President George W. Bush in May 2003 to declare victory in Iraq after the controversial American invasion. Trump, hardly concerned by the negative comparison it would inevitably evoke, trotted it out less than […]

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Syria — A Serial User Of Chemical Weapons

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Syria — A Serial User Of Chemical Weapons

Syrian government spokespersons have steadfastly denied deploying chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war, but these claims have always rung hollow. Last spring, as per usual, the Syrian regime shamelessly stuck to its script by denying responsibility for a chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town in northern Syria. The strike killed 83 civilians […]

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Assad’s Tenacity Pays Dividends

Filed in Middle East by on December 26, 2016 0 Comments
Assad’s Tenacity Pays Dividends

With eastern Aleppo back in his hands after four years of fierce fighting, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won a significant victory in Syria’s five-year-old civil war. As the last civilians and rebel fighters were evacuated from there on December 22, Assad could truthfully boast that every major city in Syria — Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, […]

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