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How to Resolve the Syrian Crisis and Alleviate the ISIS Threat

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

While the self-proclaimed Islamic State has lost a significant amount of its territory and leadership, including its second-in-command, Brussels shows that it will become even more aggressive in its foreign operations as it loses ground, with some stating the attack is an indication of panic in the group. Here are seven suggestions that may help resolve the civil war in Syria, end the refugee crisis and alleviate the terrorist threat posed by ISIS to Europe and the rest of the world.

Syrian Government Troops Recapture Palmyra Citadel From ISIS

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 03.28.2016 | World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers recaptured the old citadel of Palmyra overlooking the city's ancient ruins on Friday, state media and a monitoring ...

Backed By Russian Jets, Syrian Army Closes In On Aleppo

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.04.2016 | World

A Syrian army source said the city of Aleppo would soon be encircled by government forces as rebels pounded by Russian air strikes expressed hope that...

Responding to the Challenge of Russia in Syria

James Zogby | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

No one should have been surprised that Russia committed their military to the task of saving their ally in Syria from defeat. And no one should now be surprised if Saudi Arabia steps up its support for the Syrian opposition; or if the opposition attacks Russian forces in Syria.

Syrian Army Fighter Jet Crashes Into Busy Market

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.03.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 3 (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebe...

Syria Claims It Destroyed Jets Seized By ISIS

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country, Information Minister Omr...

Joshua Hersh

War In Black And White: On The Front Lines With Syria's Army | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.11.2014 | World

SLONFEH, Syria -- The commander tore off a piece of bread and dipped it into a platter of hummus. Before him sat a spread of simple mountain dishes an...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian General Defends Delays In Chemical Weapons Turnover | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.05.2014 | World

TARTUS, Syria — A top general in Syria’s army on Saturday rejected criticism of his government’s efforts to hand over its chemical weapons stock...

WATCH: Video Captures Syrian Army Tank Firing Shell Head On

Posted 10.30.2013 | World

God forbid anyone should ever experience the firing of an army tank shell in real life. But this video, captured by a Syrian rebel's camera, gives a r...

Joshua Hersh

Syria Death Toll A Grim Reminder Of War's Two-Sided Casualties | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- It’s often described as a slaughter by the regime of Bashar Assad, an endless series of brutal and heartless massacres, but the protracted...

Who Are the Good Guys in Syria?

Claude Salhani | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

With the exception of a few intellectuals who truly believe in the democratic system of governance based on Western-like principles, the majority of the Syrian opposition forces appear to be as ruthless as the regime they are fighting to overthrow.

Syrian Army Makes Missile Moves

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Aug 29 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's forces have removed several Scud missiles and dozens of l...

The Brave New World of 'Syrianization'

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The battle for Syria demonstrates that what started as a peaceful call for change can lead to the disintegration of an entire country, and creation of a new geopolitical reality. If it can happen in Syria, it can and will certainly happen elsewhere.

Iran's Long Leash

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although all of Syria's neighbors have been negatively impacted by the country's crisis, Iraq's sectarian tensions and the religious, historical and cultural bonds between Syrians and Iraqis connect the two states' political fates.

Syrian General, 20 Soldiers Defect From Assad

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT, March 16 (Reuters) - A brigadier general and about 20 soldiers defected from the Syrian army in two separate incidents on Saturday, activist...

Pre-Assad: Love Notes From Inside a Syrian Jail

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.30.2012 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

"I can see my toes..." was scribbled in Arabic on a piece of torn cardboard smuggled out of a Syrian jail. It was the third note my grandfather, a Syrian general, was able to send to his wife, my grandmother, by bribing one of the guards.

Syrian Tanks Shell City Of Homs, Says Human Rights Campaigner

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

May 11, 2011 5:56:05 AM AMMAN, May 11 (Reuters) - Army tanks shelled the Bab Amro residential district in Syria's third city of Homs on Wednesday, ...