Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri slammed Hezbollah's intervention in the war in Syria, on Sunday, accusing it of using the Palestinian cause to fuel Iran's expansionist ambitions.Hariri reiterated his opposition to Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian war during a speech Sunday night, warning of its consequences on Lebanon. “Going to war in Syria will not protect Lebanon,” he said. "When you play with fire, expect that you will get burned."Responding…
A military source in the international anti-ISIS coalition reportedly said that the Assad regime will lose control of Damascus before the end of this year, citing the disintegration of regime forces that turned into militias and the rebel factions’ ramping up of efforts in rural Damascus to bring him down.The source, who declined to be identified, said that the international coalition has accurate information about the status of Assad's forces…
Global online activist organization Avaaz called Thursday on U.S. President Barack Obama to establish a no-fly zone in Syria in order to protect Syrian civilians from Assad’s air force which has been barrel bombing them for over four years.The organization, which unites 41.5 million activists all over the world in an online platform, placed a full-page ad in the New York Times, asking: “President Obama, what are you waiting for…
70 countries across the planet united on Thursday to express outrage over the Syrian regime's systematic use of barrel bombs and to demand an end to the deadly, indiscriminate attacks.The letter, organized by Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, was signed by European countries, Canada and the United States, and regional powers including Saudi Arabia and Turkey.May 2015 was "reportedly the deadliest month of the Syrian crisis so far," said a…
The US Congress lawmakers Wednesday heard gruesome new evidence provided by aid workers showing the effects of Assad’s use of chlorine gas against civilians.Dr. Mohamed Tennari, a doctor who runs a field hospital in Sarmin, in Syria's Idlib province, presented evidence of the attacks, compiled by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. SAMS says it has counted 31 chlorine attacks in the province between…
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