In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford explained why 51 American diplomats have slammed President Barack Obama’s policy on Syria as “unsustainable” and called for US airstrikes against the Syrian regime.
Russia on Thursday bombed US-backed fighters in southern Syria, according to a US official in Washington, who said the aggressive action by Moscow raises “serious concern.”
Syrian state TV says two explosions have gone off near the Syrian capital, resulting in multiple casualties in the Sayyida Zeinab area outside Damascus.
U.S.-backed forces seized control of the last route into Islamic State-held city of Manbij in northern Syria on Friday, completing their encirclement of the main target in a major advance against the militants, a monitoring group said.
Syrian rebels have reopened a vital supply line by capturing two villages from the Islamic State jihadist group as it came under pressure on a range of fronts in Syria and Iraq.
The Syrian army pushed into Raqqa province, home to the de facto capital of Islamic State, after a major Russian-backed offensive against the militants, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.
Regime air strikes killed dozens of civilians in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo Friday, as the UN Security Council prepared to discuss emergency aid drops to besieged areas in the war-torn country.
US-backed Syrian militias vowed to drive the Islamic State (IS) group from the city of Manbij and surrounding areas in northern Syria on Thursday, urging civilians to stay away from militant positions.
The besieged Syrian town of Daraya, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus where President Bashar al-Assad has refused to allow aid to starving Syrians, got its first U.N. aid convoy since 2012 on Wednesday.
The chief peace negotiator of Syria’s mainstream opposition said on Sunday he was resigning over the failure of the U.N.- backed Geneva peace talks to bring a political settlement.
Deliberate interference, most notably by the Syrian government, continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian aid to more than 500,000 people trapped in besieged areas by the country’s nearly four-year-old civil war, a UN official said Friday.