Mounting an attack against Syrian rebels, to include hardcore Islamists, the Syrian army drops gas on Islamists in Idlib, and still fails to retake Latakia mountain with its commanding position in a range in the coastal province of Latakia. The province is the ancestral home of the Assad family. The
In an interview with Fox News, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a claim that Assad controls a small fraction of Syria, which has some people up-in-arms. In our assessment, Pompeo gets Assad control of Syria statement correctly. THIS IS WHY POMPEO IS RIGHT Most regular folks would read in
Britain, France and the United States are warning the Assad regime against using chemical weapons on opponents of the government. Intelligence received by the three western nations hint at laboratory activities pointing to Assad preparing to gas Idlib. The foreign ministers of the three countries said in a joint statement
The Assad regime needs an army. Right now, it has some ragtag, squalid fighters, backed by Iran and Hezbollah. To build his forces, Assad is resorting to counter-productive tactics of forcing Syrians to fight for his rule of terror. Call it the Assad army composition of forced conscription. Of late,
A Washington Post article by Liz Sly entitled “Assad loyalists are turning on Syria’s government as living standards deteriorate” details how Assad supporters feeling the pinch of their war. It was a war, after all, that Assad could have avoided. Had the criminal man behind it agreed to power sharing.
According to the global chemical weapons agency, inspectors have concluded that the Assad regime used “toxic chemical” containing chlorine in an attack last April in the Syrian town of Douma. At the time moderate Free Syrian Army held the town besieged by pro-government forces. This is OPCW confirming Assad dropped