Swathes of northern Syria cleared of ISIS militants will become a “safe zone”, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Saturday, after Turkish warplanes pounded militant positions in a series of strikes.“When areas in northern Syria are cleared of the (ISIL) threat, the safe zones will be formed naturally,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told a news conference.“We have always defended safe zones and no-fly zones in Syria. People who have been displaced can be…
War Crimes Museum hosted a photo exhibit inside the US Capitol building on Wednesday evening to showcase photographs documenting the crimes committed by the Assad regime against Syrian detainees. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with another exhibit organized in the European Union headquarters in Brussels.The photo exhibit hosted by the US Congress show 50 photos smuggled out of Syria by Caesar, codename of a defected military photographer. Republican…
A yearlong analysis by the FBI has concluded that the torture photographs of Syrian political prisoners are authentic, providing powerful new evidence to support charges of the Assad regime’s extensive human rights violations.The photographs, smuggled out of Syria by a defector two years ago, show no evidence of being manipulated and “appear to depict real people and events,” the FBI concluded in a report compiled at the request of the…
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…
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