US warns Syria response will be ‘stronger’ than ever before if Assad uses chemical weapons again

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar White House National Security Adviser John Bolton warned Syria on Monday that any use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people will result in a “much stronger response” than those following two previous incidents. The warning comes as Syrian, Russian, and pro-regime forces surround Idlib, the last rebel stronghold and the final […]

Netherlands ends support to Syrian militants & White Helmets since Assad ‘will soon win’

The Netherlands has decided to end its support to militants in Syria, since the program did not yield “expected” results. The move comes as journalists found one of the groups had been labeled as terrorists by the country itself. “The opportunity to quickly change the situation [in Syria] is extremely small,” reads the letter the […]

Trump warns Assad against ‘reckless' attack on Syria’s Idlib

US President Donald Trump has warned Syrian leader Bashar Assad not to attack Idlib province, one of the last terrorist hideouts in the country, also advising Iran and Russia against taking part in the “potential human tragedy.” Expressing his concern that hundreds of thousands of lives might be at risk during the Syrian army’s looming […]

Western media frames jihadist-controlled Idlib as peaceful enclave under assault by Assad (VIDEO)

Western media reports denouncing the Syrian Army’s offensive to retake Idlib conveniently fail to mention that the area is controlled by warring jihadist groups that were designated as terrorists by the US State Department. Idlib province – located in northwest Syria – is the last major jihadist stronghold in the country, but you would never […]

‘I’m from a people who taught world to endure despite all odds’ – Asma Assad on her cancer battle

Syrian First Lady Asma Assad has addressed the public a day after revealing she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, saying she shares the same resilience as her compatriots who have endured the hardships of war. “I belong to the [Syrian] people who’ve taught the world the endurance, the strength and facing the odds,” said […]

US warns against attacking its troops after Assad says they’ll leave Syria ‘one way or another'

US troops are not leaving Syria and any attempt to remove them by force will be met with an armed response, a top Pentagon official said, reacting to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s RT interview. “Any interested party in Syria should understand that attacking US forces or our coalition partners will be a bad policy,” Director […]

‘We were close to direct conflict between Russia & US inside Syria’ – Bashar Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad says Moscow deterred the West from launching a devastating country-wide air strike last month, and believes that Damascus has nearly won the seven-year war, despite continued US “interference.” “With every move forward for the Syrian Army, and for the political process, and for the whole situation, our enemies and our opponents, […]

McCain: Trump ’emboldened’ Assad days before suspected chemical attack by saying he wanted to withdraw US troops from Syria

Jason Reed/Reuters A suspected chemical attack caused at least 40 people to suffocate to death, and injured hundreds more, in Syria on Saturday. On Sunday, US Senator John McCain criticized President Donald Trump for recently saying he is in favor of pulling US troops out of Syria.  McCain said the president’s words “emboldened” Syrian leader Bashar […]

Assad visits troops and civilians in eastern Ghouta (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Syrian President Bashar Assad has visited eastern Ghouta on Sunday for the first time in years, where a military operation to retake the area from militants is ongoing and a steady stream of civilians are fleeing to safety. Footage and photos released by the presidency and state media SANA show Assad meeting with frontline soldiers […]

Assad supporters celebrate in Afrin after pro-govt forces bolster Kurds (VIDEO)

Demonstrators waved Syrian flags in the central square of the Kurdish-dominated city of Afrin, as Damascus sent militias to reinforce locals in their resistance against the Turkish onslaught. Amateur footage showed several dozen participants climbing on cars and monuments, while hoisting portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as a larger crowd observed without joining in. Government-allied […]