Syria

Where the “War on Terror” has transformed into a war of terror funded and supported by the West against Syria’s President Assad

Reported US Coop Offer to Russia Really Bid to Protect Islamist Groups

US proposals to work with Russia on counterterrorism in Syria are really an attempt to stop bombing of US-backed rebels, says veteran UN human rights adviser and Middle East analyst

Inside Aleppo, the Syrian city with a past and present shaped by war

Inside Aleppo, the Syrian city with a past and present shaped by war

Robert Fisk reports from the war ravaged alleyways and tunnels in Aleppo, Syria

Now Ruthless Putin to send Russia’s largest warship to Syria to finally annihilate ISIS

Now Ruthless Putin to send Russia’s largest warship to Syria to finally annihilate ISIS

If the West had shown similar resolve in dealing with ISIS Russia might not have needed to intervene

Remains of dead ISIS fighters lie beside the wreckage of their suicide tank after they tried to crash through the wall of the Koyeress airbase. Click to enlarge

Inside the air base that held out against Isis for two years – and the death and destruction that was left behind

Robert Fisk visits the site and finds tales both of death and defiance

Russian Su-30. Click to enlarge

How Long Before U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

Given the frequency of flights and the nature of their missions over Syria direct conflict is a very real possibility

Hamoud Saleh Hamed, mutilated by war, awaits the death sentence in a Syrian jail. Click to enlarge

Inside Assad’s Syrian jail, an Islamist prisoner talks of the regret for his killing

Former maths teacher turned terrorist tells of executing a “government collaborator” and his pain when “the people who we wanted to help didn’t want us any more”

Russian warships in the Caspian Sea launch cruise missiles on targets in Syria. Click to enlarge

TOP-5 Russian Weapons With Which Putin Won The War In Syria

Includes impressive footage of the Su-35

Last weekend's suicide bomb attack in Qamishli took place during an event commemorating the massacre of Christians more than a century ago. Click to enlarge

Assassination attempt on head of Syrian Orthodox Church revives ghosts of massacres past

Three members of the Assyrian Christian militia protecting the prelate were killed in the blast

The Slow Death of the Syria Cease-Fire Brings a Hybrid War With Russia Closer

The Slow Death of the Syria Cease-Fire Brings a Hybrid War With Russia Closer

Did you hear that sound? That was the ratchet of war between Russia and the West, which has just clicked up a slot — or two.

Syria – Russian Surprise Attack Blows Up Kerry’s Delaying Tactic

Russia has begun bombing Western supported groups linked to Islamic State and al Qaeda. Russia will no longer stand back and watch while the U.S. sabotages the ceasefire and supports militants. Moon of Alabama explains

Mourners leave candles in memory of murdered Labour Party MP Jo Cox, who was shot dead in Birstall, during a vigil at Parliament Square in London, Britain June 17, 2016.   REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Martyrs and Demons

Before Jo Cox is transformed into a modern-day martyr, a little perspective is in order…

John Kerry Is Said to Side With Diplomats’ Critical Memo on Syria

The memo urged direct U.S. military intervention in Syria to oust President Assad

US should bomb Assad: dissident diplomat cable

Cable signed by 51 serving U.S. diplomats urges direct military intervention to oust President Assad

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

US likely to use Nusra terrorists to topple Syria’s Assad: Russia

In comments ignored by the Western media, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says the U.S. may use al-Nusra militants to oust Syrian President Assad

Who will fund the dream of rebuilding Syria back to its former glory?

Lebanese banks and entrepreneurs are already contemplating restoring Syria and they would know. Having rebuilt Beirut after Lebanon’s 15-year civil war

CIA and Pentagon Bicker While Russia Wipes Out U.S.-Backed Rebels

CIA and Pentagon Bicker While Russia Wipes Out U.S.-Backed Rebels

U.S. agencies at odds over how to deal with Russia’s advances against militants while maintaining the illusion that America only supports “moderate Syrian rebels”

A Syrian opposition tank pictured in Daraa in the south of the country. British special forces are reported to have crossed Jordan's northern border to help rebels under attack by IS. Click to enlarge

British special forces ‘operating alongside rebels in Syria’

British Special Forces are reportedly operating in Syria but what exactly their targets? Islamic State or the forces of President Assad?

Turkish troops, militants mass in Aleppo: Russian monitor

Russian monitors in Aleppo say more than 2,000 militants have gathered in one of the city’s districts. Turkish troops are believed to be among them

U.S. asks Russia to not hit al-Qaeda in Syria, Moscow says

Although Washington denies it, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says the U.S. asked Russia not to target the al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front in Syria

Over 40 killed in continuous rebels shelling in Syria’s Aleppo

Responsible for the shelling is the same al-Qaeda linked Nusara Front that Washington asked Moscow not to launch air strikes against.