Russia: Syrian opposition will never defeat Assad

Syria opposition will never defeat Assad’s army, says Russia Syria’s opposition will never defeat President Bashar al-Assad’s army even if it is “armed to the teeth,” Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Wednesday. “It is clear as day that even if the Syrian opposition is armed to the teeth, it will […]

Assad’s uncle says he will not hold on to power for much longer

Rifaat al-Assad, the exiled uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has said it is unlikely his nephew can hold on to power for much longer. In an interview with the BBC, Rifaat, 73, who led a military assault on Hama in 1982 to suppress an uprising, killing up to 40,000, said: “The problems are now […]

Syrian regime continues to deploy forces despite peace plan

Fierce clashes broke out Tuesday between Syrian troops and rebels as the regime sent reinforcements into some hot spots, despite a pledge by President Bashar al-Assad to implement a peace plan. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting was taking place in the southern province of Daraa, in northwest Edleb province and near the […]

Syrian regime agrees to immediately stop targeting protesting cities

Syria has agreed to “immediately” start pulling troops out of protest cities, UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan said Monday but Western nations quickly expressed doubts that the new promises would be kept. Annan said President Bashar al-Assad’s foreign minister had agreed to complete a troop and heavy weapon withdrawal by April 10, US ambassador Susan […]

Syrian opposition: We have been abandoned by Arabs, but God is with us

Syrian activists called for mass protests on Friday to denounce Arab countries for “abandoning” them, after an Arab summit went no further than urging dialogue to resolve the crisis in their country. “The Muslims and the Arabs have abandoned us… but God is with us… and our determination will carry us to victory,” said a […]