The Russian buildup in Syria has led to the first new tactical development in the Assad regime’s military posture. The move from a defensive continuous fire approach to an actual attack has taken years. The question is whether it’ll work.
Syrian government forces are fighting Islamic State militants within one mile of the ancient ruins of Palmyra, close by the city of Tadmur. The jihadists are attacking a prison where members are being held, and an air base.
The Syrian Army are engaging against the last of the Syrian opposition forces who are holding out near the Lebanese border. They are preparing to launch an offensive against the opposition-held town of Yabrud.
In a Skype interview with Vocativ, a Syrian man reveals a video showing a dramatic "chemical attack", which he has uploaded to YouTube. He also gathered evidence of the attack and is taking it to Turkey for testing. (Updated).
Greed, control, and power are what have ignited almost every war that U.S. soldiers have had to fight in. Corporations are the number one profiteers of war. Most wars have been on a quest for drugs, oil, and any valuable resources that could be had.
A photojournalist who works for the Sunday Times is wounded in the besieged Syrian city of Homs and has sent out a video pleading for help. Paul Conroy was hurt in the same rocket attack that killed an American reporter and a French photojournalist.
The Syrian army halted its brutal attacks on the city of Homs on Tuesday and has begun withdrawing its tanks, as members of the Arab League arrived to monitor the situation, meeting with local activists and leaders.