Defence chiefs have placed more than 600 British troops on standby as part of contingency plans to evacuate UK nationals from Lebanon, amid intelligence warnings that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could fall within four weeks.
BASHAR AL-ASSAD has not been seen or heard in public since the bomb attack that killed four of his top security advisers, despite appearing a day later on TV appointing a new defence minister. The Syrian President’s state of mind and plans are not known. But his inner circle is shrinking – along with his […]
Fierce fighting has erupted in Syria’s historic northern city of Aleppo, with thousands of residents forced to flee, amid bloody clashes between resurgent Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters and government troops.
Fighting continued Saturday for the second consecutive day in Aleppo, Syria’s second city, between rebels and the Syrian army, which gained ground Friday in Damascus during a murderous day with over 200 dead.
The opposition Free Syrian Army is creating a special unit of men trained to secure Syria’s chemical weapons sites, a former general in the country’s chemical and biological weapons administration has told the Daily Telegraph. “We have a group just to deal with chemical weapons.
The new head of the opposition Syrian National Council on Friday sought to reassure the country’s minorities on the consequences of a possible fall of the Assad regime, saying their rights would be protected. “A future Syria will be pluralist, middle-class and democratic,” Abdel Basset Sayda told German radio and
The Assad family’s 41-year hold on Syria appears to be nearing its inevitable bloody end. Most dictators depart no other way, and it seems clear that time has run out for Bashar Assad,
Beirut, Lebanon- Rebels pressed their guerrilla fight to topple Syria’s regime deeper into the capital on Friday, ambushing troops and attacking police stations as thousands of terrified civilians fled to Lebanon and Iraq to escape some of the worst violence of the 16-month conflict.
Israel said on Friday it would consider military action if needed to ensure Syrian missiles or chemical weapons did not reach President Bashar al-Assad’s allies in Lebanon, the Shi’ite Islamist movement Hezbollah.
AMID conflicting reports that President Bashar al-Assad had agreed to step down from power — a claim strenuously denied by Syria — it emerged that Wednesday’s bomb attack on the heart of the regime had claimed the head of the country’s security service. General Hisham Ikhtiyar is the fourth senior Syrian official to die in […]