Syrian war

Absurdity of the war in Syria

ALI IBRAHIM Published — Thursday 11 February 2016 Fighters from Chechnya are on both sides of the conflict; on one side they guide Russian aircraft to their targets and on the other they fight Daesh extremists in Syria and Iraq to participate in their absurd war, which has damaged the […]

Assad is already counting on soldiers still at school to fill the gaps left by 30,000 casualties There are intriguing hints that the conflict is changing. There are mini-ceasefires now

by Robert Fisk, The Independent We were driving down the main road from Homs – fast, of course, as the Syrian war now requires – when, just outside the Damascus suburb of Harasta, a government soldier asked for a ride into town. I have always stopped for hitch-hiking soldiers, especially […]