The Media Is Ignoring Damning Leaks From Syrian War

“Fabricated news and one-sided reporting have taken over the news agenda to a degree probably not seen since the First World War.” Syrian army soldiers march through the streets in the Ansari neighborhood, east Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Dec 23, 2016 When a magician is showing you a magic trick with his or her right hand, you should always watch what the left hand is doing. When it comes to times of war, one should always be skeptical of a government beating the war drum against another government or entity. Ask yourself: Why now, why this entity, and what is at … Continue reading The Media Is Ignoring Damning Leaks From Syrian War

Syrian Coalition: Russia Breaking Its Promises in Syria

Member of the Syrian Coalition’s political committee Yasser Farhan accused Russia of failing to fulfill its promises in Syria, stressing that Russia bears responsibility for the ongoing crimes against the Syrian people. Moscow pledged to halt its aerial campaign on the liberated areas during a meeting with representatives of the FSA groups in Astana last week, Farhan said. However, Russia has not honored its pledges. Local activists said that they have recorded dozens of air raids by the Russian forces on the provinces of Idlib, Dara’a, and Rural Damascus over the past week. The most violent airstrikes hit Dara’a province … Continue reading Syrian Coalition: Russia Breaking Its Promises in Syria

Abdah: Assad’s Survival Means Terror Continues in Syria

President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Abdah said that the tragedy in Syria will continue so long as Bashar al-Assad remains in power as he is “part of the problem rather than the solution.” Speaking at a panel discussion held on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, Abdah said that the Assad regime “has created and is still creating an enabling environment for the spread and growth of terrorism.” He stressed that “there can be no talk about a successful and integrated strategy to fight terrorism as long as Bashar Al-Assad holds to power.” “The Assad regime … Continue reading Abdah: Assad’s Survival Means Terror Continues in Syria

3,443 Palestinian refugees killed in Syrian warfare

The London-based Action Group for the Palestinians of Syria (AGPS) kept record of the death of 3,443 Palestinian refugees in the raging Syrian warfare, according to a Saturday report. According to AGPS data, 3,443 Palestinian refugees, including 455 women, died of war-related incidents in Syria since mid March 2011. AGPS watchdog also kept account of the incarceration of 1,164 Palestinian refugees in Syrian government penitentiaries, among whom 83 female refugees whose fate has been shrouded in mystery. Meanwhile, 301 Palestinian refugees have gone missing in war-torn Syria. At the same time, nearly 79,000 Palestinian refugees reached Europe until mid 2016 … Continue reading 3,443 Palestinian refugees killed in Syrian warfare

Turkey: Send US Special Forces to northern Syria

Foreign Minister Cavusoglu says the proposed move would help moderate Syrian opposition forces fight against Daesh Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a panel discussion within the “Munich Security Conference” in Munich, Germany on February 19, 2017 Turkey proposed that the US should send its own Special Forces to northern Syria to back moderate opposition forces fighting against Daesh, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. In his address to the Munich Security Conference, Cavusoglu called on the US and other allies to end their support for the terrorist PKK’s Syrian offshoot, PYD, and instead support the moderate opposition … Continue reading Turkey: Send US Special Forces to northern Syria

Iran: Use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

Rejecting the regime’s use of chemical weapons, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif accuses anti-government fighters of using chemical weapons Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons could never be condoned. Damascus, an ally of majority-Shia Iran, this week rejected a recent Human Rights Watch report that said its military and allied forces had used chemical weapons during their capture of Aleppo last year. It instead accused anti-government fighters of using chemical … Continue reading Iran: Use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

Abdah Meets European Officials in Munich & Emphasizes Need for Political Transition in Syria

President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Abdah reiterated that political transition in Syria should be at the core of the upcoming round of Geneva talks scheduled for next week. Abdah’s remarks came during bilateral meetings with European and UN officials on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Friday and Saturday. Abdah met with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday and with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and the UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura on Friday. In his meeting with Ayrault, Abdah stressed that the Syrian opposition wants … Continue reading Abdah Meets European Officials in Munich & Emphasizes Need for Political Transition in Syria