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'We've had massacres all week': Aleppo on fire again as Assad consigns ceasefire to history

The Guardian - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
“The secretary expressed his deep concern about the deteriorating situation in Aleppo, where the ... regime (of President Bashar al-Assad) continues to escalate the conflict by predominantly targeting innocent civilians and parties to the cessation of ...
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Va. senator travels to Syria, shakes hands with Bashar al-Assad

Washington Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
RICHMOND - As a veteran politician, Virginia Sen. Richard H. Black is no stranger to the grip-and-grin. But this was something extraordinary: a handshake with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A photo of their encounter in Damascus on Thursday zipped ...
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Why Bashar al-Assad, the 'Teflon Don' of the Middle East, Can't Be Touched

Tablet Magazine - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
John Gotti may have once held the title, but the late Gambino crime family boss had nothing on the “Teflon Don” of the Middle East, Bashar Assad. Had Gotti lived to see it, he would be astounded by how easily the two-bit head of a Syrian crime family ...
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How Isil colluded with Assad to make $40ma month in oil deals - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The Syrian government cut deals with Islamic State to help the jihadists earn more than $40 million a month from the sale of oil, documents recovered from a US and British raid on a key commander have revealed.
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Syrian rebel groups vow revenge on Assad for Aleppo bombing blitz - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Its recapture by President Bashar al-Assad's forces would mark a turning point in the six year war. Over the weekend, terrified residents of Aleppo fled the new wave of air strikes, saying the violence had become unbearable.

Are Syria's Alawites turning their backs on Assad?

Al-Monitor - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Earlier this month, The Telegraph news daily and the BBC website published excerpts from a document they said was prepared by religious Alawite leaders claiming the sect is dissociating itself from the Syrian regime and from President Bashar al-Assad, ...
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As bombs fall, Aleppo asks: 'where are the Americans?' - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Recovering in Turkey after a deadly air strike on a hospital in Aleppo, all that Abu Abdu Tebyiah could think about was the six children he had been forced to leave behind.
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Top official: Iran to continue backing Bashar al-Assad

Trend News Agency - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has vowed support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government. "Bashar al-Asad was elected as Syrian president two years ago. He must complete his seven-year term as president," ...
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Iran offered Syrian president Assad and his family asylum: report

i24news - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
Iran offered Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his family asylum in the Islamic Republic, from where he could continue to command his military campaign in Syria, Lebanon's al-Mayadeen news reported Saturday.
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Saving Assad

The Indian Express - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Israel would like nothing better than to see Assad replaced. But the situation became complex as the regime in Damascus would, in all likelihood, be replaced by extremist Salafist groups like the IS or al-Nusra front. The cure would be worse than the ...

Parents Sue Assad for Sons Beheading by ISIS

Daily Beast - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Yes, there are researchers and analysts who believe that the links between Assad and the zealots who want to replace him with a self-annointed religious ruler have never been fully appreciated.

ISIS's Revenues include Sales of Oil to the al-Assad Regime

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
According to documents retrieved in the raid of Abu Sayyaf's Deir ez-Zor hideout and now viewed by the Wall Street Journal, the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad entered into multimillion-dollar oil deals with ISIS. According to Newsweek, this sale of ...
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Former Obama Adviser: We Should Have Just Bombed Syria When We Had The Chance

Daily Caller - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Russia's RIA new agency, in Damascus, Syria in this handout file picture provided by SANA on March 30, 2016.

BBC 'Treats Assad Better Than the EU': Analysis

Newsweek - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Bashar al-Assad Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, March 30, 2016. How does the world see him? Syria Reuters/Sana/Handout/Reuters.
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Syria Cease-Fire Is a Sham That Helps Assad Cling to Power

Newsweek - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
04_24_Syria_Ceasefire_01 Girls who survived a ground-to-ground missile attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadeed district on April 7, 2015. As fighting continues despite the cease-fire, the authors argue that the ...

Siria: Washingtonul cere Moscovei să îl calmeze pe Bashar Al-Assad după bombardarea unui spital

AGERPRES - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
"Încercăm să aflăm mai multe despre aceste bombardamente, dar se pare că raidurile au vizat în mod deliberat o cunoscută clădire pentru servicii medicale și se adaugă la bilanțul edificator al regimului Al-Assad care a mai atacat asemenea instituții și ...

Iran's Strategy for Year 2036 to Empower Hezbollah and Al-Assad's Regime

Asharq Alawsat - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Speaking at the National Conference on West Asian Geopolitics, Safavi considered preventing the fall of Bashar al-Assad's regime and the division of Syria from the strategic options for Iran. He also explained Iran's strategic prospects for the 20 ...