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How Putin came to rule the Middle East -

When Russia entered the Syrian civil war in September 2015 the then US secretary of defense, Ash Carter, predicted catastrophe for the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin was 'pouring gasoline on the fire' of the conflict, he said, and his strategy of fighting ...and more »

To win in Syria, we need to fight both ISIS and Assad - Fox News

Let's hope Winston Churchill was correct that Americans always do the right thing after exhausting all other options, for we are running out of bad options to try in Syria. Now maybe we can try supporting Syria's Sunni Arabs against both ISIS and the ...and more »

Isil is not beaten – our devil's bargain with Iran has ensured it will flourish for years to come -

The “defeat” of the Islamic State (Isil), signified by its eviction from Mosul in July, its impending loss of Raqqa, and an apparent resurgence of Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, seemed to augur a new era of stability for the Middle East. The ...and more »

Syria's Assad rejects Kurdistan Region's referendum that undermines Iraq's unity - Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that his country stands against any attempt that undermines Iraq's unity and territorial integrity following the independence referendum that was held by the Kurdistan Region last ...and more »

In Syria, Assad might be winning the war, but he is far from winning the peace - The National

Without money from elements of the international community, bankrupt Damascus is powerless. That is why the US must use the leverage it still holds. Firas Maksad. October 5, 2017. Updated: October 5, 2017 05:18 PM. 0. shares. 0. shares. x. Assad can ...and more »

World View: Syria's War Resumes in Full as 'De-Escalation' Agreements Unravel - Breitbart News

This morning's key headlines from International Red Cross: Fighting in Syria worst since Aleppo; Analyst gives a chilling analysis of where the Syrian war is going. International Red Cross: Fighting in Syria worst since Aleppo ...and more »

Assad weathers the storm in Syria to Iran's advantage - The Indian Express

Deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had been on the run for two months after the fall of Tripoli when rebels found him in a storm water pipe near Sirte on October 20, 2011. He cowered as they held him by his arms, curly hair and frog-marched him ...and more »

Iran Ready to Assist in Syria's Reconstruction: MP - Tasnim News Agency (press release)

In a meeting with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Thursday, Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi highlighted Iran's industrial and economic capabilities, saying the ...and more »

The endgame in Syria will be messy -

Is the Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, going to be the winner of the Syrian civil war? No matter how harsh it might sound to western and Arab ears, it has become evident that thanks to Russian support, Al Assad may continue his rule from Damascus ...and more »

Iran Shows Its Commitment In Syria By Building Oil Refinery - Caspian News

Iran plans to construct an oil refinery in Syria as part of its efforts to help rebuild a country ravaged by more than six years of war. “The raw materials of this refinery, built near the city of Homs, will be crude oil and light and heavy oil that ...and more »