Russia's military intervention in Syria is helping to support the "butcher" President Bashar al-Assad, David Cameron has said. The prime minister said Russian forces were not discriminating between Islamic State militants and others fighting the Syrian president. Earlier, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Russia's "unguided" bombing in Syria led to civilian deaths. US President Barack Obama has said Russia's strikes, which began on Wednesday, are "only strengthening" the IS position.…
Senator John McCain, chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee said l that the Russian strikes against individuals and groups trained by the United States is aimed primarily to prop up the Assad regime in an interview with CNN channel. McCain stresses that the American lukewarm reaction encouraged the Russians to carry out such attacks, adding that the US should tell the Russians “we are going to fly everywhere…
France has launched a probe into Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime for crimes against humanity, a judicial source said Wednesday. Paris prosecutors opened a preliminary inquiry on September 15 into crimes committed by the Assad regime between 2011 and 2013, the source added. The French investigation is largely based on evidence from a former Syrian army photographer known by the code-name "Caesar," who defected and fled the country in 2013,…
Qatar's foreign minister Khaled al-Attiyah said on Tuesday that the root cause of the problem in Syria is the Assad regime, and namely Bashar al-Assad. “Any initiatives that are not based on the Geneva I Communique, which are acceptable to the Syrian people, and on the formation of a transitional governing body that excludes Assad, will not see success,” Attiyah told Al-Hayat newspaper in an interview.Referring to the Russian initiative…
French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that France will discuss with its partners in the coming days a proposal by Turkey and the Syrian opposition for a no-fly zone in northern Syria.French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius "in the coming days will look at what the demarcation would be, how this zone could be secured and what our partners think," Hollande told reporters on the sidelines of the annual United…
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