Tag Archives: War

Editorial: Obama’s failure in Syria

By: Richard Cohen There are two kinds of wars, we are told — wars of choice and wars of necessity. The former is to be avoided and the latter fought with appropriate reluctance. World War II was a good and … Continue reading

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War rips apart families, neighbors in Syria

BEIRUT – It’s at night that worries over her children hit the matriarch of the Khayyat family hardest, tormenting her as she tries to sleep. Four of her sons have joined the tens of thousands of rebels fighting to topple … Continue reading

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A war chest for Syria’s rebels

Left on its current course, America’s sensibly cautious policy toward Syria is unfortunately going to come to an unhappy end: The jihadist wing of the opposition will just get stronger and gain more power to shape Syria’s future. But what’s … Continue reading

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UN condemns Syrian attack on Turkish town

The UN Security Council has condemned a Syrian mortar attack on a Turkish border town that killed five civilians. The statement said the attack underscored the grave impact the Syrian crisis was having on “regional peace and stability”. An earlier … Continue reading

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In battered Aleppo, rebels dig in for war of attrition

Syrian rebels say they are digging in for a war of attrition in Aleppo, where what was being billed as the “mother of all battles” is now dragging on into a second month of bloody stalemate. Aleppo is bearing the … Continue reading

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‘It feels like a war in Damascus’: Syrian fighting closes in on capital

By: Mariam Karouny and Erika Solomon Syrian army armoured vehicles have clashed with rebels in Damascus in what residents said was the heaviest fighting in the capital since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad began 17 months ago. The spread … Continue reading

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Turkey has no war plans for Syria

Turkey is not going to war with neighboring Syria over the shooting down of a Turkish warplane, its prime minister said Wednesday but analysts expect a higher risk of clashes on the border. Days after the Phantom F-4 jet was … Continue reading

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Video: Assad says Syria in “state of war”

June 26 – Delivering a speech directed at his new government on state television, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his country was in ”a real state of war.” Sarah Irwin reports. Source: Reuters

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Secret war in Syria

By: Osama Al Sharif Sooner or later, it was bound to come out in the open. Last week The New York Times reported that CIA agents have been in Turkey for several weeks, helping screen potential arms recipients while also … Continue reading

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Assad: Syria is at war

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian President Bashar Assad presided over the first session of his new Cabinet Tuesday, telling ministers the country was at war. Assad called on ministers to reach out to civilians in an effort to maintain transparency. The … Continue reading

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