Tag: Jabhat al-Nusra

Bashar Assad

Syrian Opposition Leader: Assad May Order Attacks Against Israel If He Gets Desperate

“We have intelligence information that Assad is behind ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria. Assad deceives everyone on this issue, including the Russians. He’s the one who gives them orders. Israel must be very concerned that our assessment is that once Assad is cornered and feels distressed, he will order ISIS to attack Israel. That will be his last-ditch effort, to try to drag Israel into this war, as a desperate measure.”

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Idlib Likely to be Syria’s Next Bloody Theater After Aleppo

The battle for Aleppo has gripped the world, but it is hardly the only active front across war-torn Syria. One of the next targets for the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad will probably be the heartland of rebel territory, the neighboring province of Idlib.

A man takes pictures of civilians lying down to take cover after hearing what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Jisr al-Hajj roundabout in Aleppo May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Hosam Katan

U.S.-Russia Talks Over Syria on Brink of Collapse

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Negotiations between America and Russia over the future of the nearly six-year-old civil war in Syria are on “life support,” says a U.S. State Department spokesman, as the two nations continue to spar over the future of war-ravaged Aleppo, blaming one another for the ongoing chaos and carnage in the city.

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Bin Laden’s Son Urges Saudis to Train with Al Qaeda to Overthrow Kingdom

Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al Qaeda leader, has urged young Saudis in a new audio message to train with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to “gain the necessary experience” to overthrow Saudi Arabia’s kingdom, a U.S. ally, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadi activity online.