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By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Syrian President Assad’s brother-in-law among those killed in Damascus bombing

The brother-in-law of Syrian president Bashar al Assad and his defence minister are among several senior officials killed in a Damascus bomb attack. Syrian Commander Riad al-Asaad, who heads a group of Syrian army More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 6th, 2012

General Manaf Tlas defects, leaving Syria, his friend Assad

A Syrian general and personal friend of President Bashar al-Assad has defected and fled Syria, becoming the closest member of the leader’s inner circle to switch sides during the 16-month uprising. A younger More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Turkish plane shot down over Syria, details sketchy

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan could not bring any light to what happened to a military plane that was reportedly shot down by Syria, as he talked to media after the plane’s disappearance. F-4E More...

By Robert On Friday, June 22nd, 2012

John McCain calls for U.S. military action in Syria

Caricature by donkeyhotey, donkeyhotey.wordpress.com (cropped) Arizona Senator John McCain had a lot to say about America’s role in the situation in Syria this week frequently criticizing the man who beat More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 20th, 2012

Hillary Clinton, US calls for tough measures on Syria

The US has called on the UN Security Council to adopt an arms embargo and other tough measures against Syria to try to halt 13 months of bloodshed. Addressing the so-called Friends of Syria group in Paris on Thursday, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

US Embassy in Syria closed, violence spreads as Russia ramps up pressure

Syria Renews Bombardment as U.S. Closes Embassy and Russia Sends Envoys That’s the headline this morning in the Telegraph. The US Embassy in Syria has been abandoned as violence spreads. Homs continues to More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denies brutality in Barbara Walters interview

ABC News will broadcast Barbara Walters’s interview with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. The network hasn’t released the full transcript yet, but so far press releases suggest that the big news is that Assad More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, August 1st, 2011

Tanks roll across Syria, over 100 killed as al-Assad attempts to squash protests

Up to 140 Syrians were killed yesterday when the country’s government waged ‘full armed warfare’ on its own people to crush demonstrations. President Bashar al-Assad’s tanks battered the city of Hama, where More...

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