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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, pictured in June 2018, has told Russian media that the military will make a serious push to retake northwestern and eastern territories

Syria: Assad Grants Amnesty to Deserters, Draft Dodgers

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday granted amnesty to men within and outside Syria who deserted the regime’s armed forces or dodged military service, providing them several months for reporting for duty without repercussions.

TOPSHOT - Um Majid (L) tries an improvised gas mask on familiy members in her home in Binnish in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province as part of preparations for any upcoming raids on September 12, 2018. - The Syrian regime and its Russian ally are threatening an offensive to retake …

U.N. Investigators Find More Evidence Assad Used Chlorine Gas on Civilians

United Nations war crimes investigators reported on Wednesday they have uncovered more evidence that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad used chlorine gas weapons against civilians on three occasions — one of them in the northwestern province of Idlib, where the U.N. fears Assad and his Russian allies will soon massacre civilians in a massive assault.

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Israel Confirms 200 Strikes in Syria in 18 months

Jerusalem – An Israeli military official said Tuesday the army had carried out some 200 strikes in Syria over the past 18 months against mainly Iranian targets, a rare confirmation of such action.