President Bashar al-Assad

Mattis: ‘No Doubt’ Syrian Regime Behind Gas Attack

Tuesday at a press conference at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary James Mattis said there was “no doubt” that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical attack last week in Syria. Mattis said, “Last Tuesday, the Syrian regime attacked

Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis listens to questions from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., about his views on women and gays serving in the military, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Syrian Rebels Battle Each Other North of Aleppo

Syrian insurgents clashed in a town near the Turkish border on Monday as inter-rebel tensions spilled over, playing to President Bashar al-Assad’s advantage with the government tightening its grip on rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

This frame grab from video provided by Thiqa news agency, a Syrian opposition media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows flames rises from an explosive vehicle bomb that attacked a Syrian government position, in southwest of Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Oct, 28, 2016. Rebels detonating three vehicle-borne explosives …