Syrian Conflict

Cuban Military Joins Forces with Russia, Iran in Syria

Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers and may be preparing to man Russian-made tanks to aid Damascus in fighting rebel forces backed by the U.S. Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias, head of Cuba’s Armed Forces, recently visited Syria to lead a group of…

Ghosts of Aleppo Syria

Aleppo is Syria’s largest metropolitan area and a millennia-old commercial capital. Today, however, it is a relative ghost town, threatened by regime bombing from the air and a militant offensive on the ground. For two weeks over the summer, VICE News embedded with the Islamic Front, a coalition of Islamist rebels fighting the forces of…

Islamic Human Slaughterhouses for Christians Discovered in Syria

Saif Al-Adlubi told the story when the Egyptian butcher would examine the row of people who were waiting their execution. Al-Adlubi witnessed at least two Armenians who were waiting their turn to be slaughtered since no one paid their ransom, the sum of $100,000 each. “He grabbed the neck of one elderly Armenian Christian”, says…

Obama Ignores Ban on Arming Terrorists to Allow Aid to Syrian Opposition

President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to “vetted” opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which…

Journalist and Writer Held Hostage In Syria ‘Overheard Captor’s Explosive Skype Conversation Blaming Rebels For Chemical Attacks’

Two Europeans who were allegedly abducted and held hostage for several months in Syria claim they overheard a conversation between their captors suggesting the Syrian rebels were behind the deadly chemical attack in Damascus. The men were released on Sunday. Belgian teacher Pierre Piccinin and Italian journalist Domenico Quiric both say they were able to…

Syria Blames Rebels for Chemical Attack of Suburb 1,700 Dead

Foreign fighters and their international backers are to blame for a purported chemical weapons attack near Damascus that the opposition says killed at least 100 people, Syria’s deputy prime minister gA told The Associated Press. The statement came as government forces continued to target rebel strongholds where the alleged attack occurred with airstrikes and artillery…