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Opinion: Syria – What is Russia up to Now?

It did not take long for the US to prove it was not a ‘friend of the Syrian people’ – if it ever was – but rather became a neutral actor at best

Iranian Commander Killed in Hama Battles

Second Revolutionary Guard leader to die in a under a week as Tehran maintains its officers are only serving in ‘advisory’ roles

Opinion: Assad’s ISIS Gambit II

Mouallem’s statement coincided with one from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov calling for coordination with the relevant countries

Today’s Friends, Tomorrow’s Enemies?

The Syrian president’s struggle to keep himself in power may lead to further battles with his erstwhile allies

New War, Old Faces

Bloodied in the crucible of the struggle against US-led forces in Iraq, Iraqi militia fighters are lending their battlefield expertise to Bashar Al-Assad’s regime