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A Short History of the Syrian Revolution: Video

Jun 20, 2020

Have you ever heard that "Syria is too complex to understand?"

Do you ask, what happened in Syria? What and why were Syrians protesting? Who is fighting in Syria? Is Assad that bad? Who used chemical weapons in Syria? Who was opposing the Syrian government? What do the Syrian people even want? Is the Syrian war simply ISIS vs. Assad? What is Russia's role in Syria? Why are there more than 6.5 million Syrian refugees worldwide- what are they escaping? #WhySyriansARefugees #WorldRefugeeDay2020

Protests Over Deteriorating Living Conditions in Damascus Region

Jun 20, 2020

"A number of young men have protested in Eastern Ghouta in the past two days over the deteriorating living conditions, especially with the collapse of the Syrian pound and the failure of the Assad regime to take any action," according to local sources in Damascus countryside.

The Caesar Act and a Pathway Out of Conflict in Syria

By Steven Heydemann, Brookings Institution

On June 17, the most wide-ranging U.S. sanctions ever applied against Syria went into effect. The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, passed into law as part of the most recent National Defense Authorization Act, dramatically expands the authority of the U.S. government to sanction businesses, individuals, and government institutions for economic activities that support the Assad regime’s ability to wage war.

The Caesar Act and a Pathway Out of Conflict in Syria

By Steven Heydemann, Brookings Institution

On June 17, the most wide-ranging U.S. sanctions ever applied against Syria went into effect. The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, passed into law as part of the most recent National Defense Authorization Act, dramatically expands the authority of the U.S. government to sanction businesses, individuals, and government institutions for economic activities that support the Assad regime’s ability to wage war.

Russia Takes Palmyra Airbase From Assad Regime: Report

Jun 16, 2020

Military sources told Zaman al-Wasl that Russia has taken full control of Palmyra Military Airbase in the Syrian desert from regime forces, making it the fifth Russian military base in Syria.

A Russian military delegation took official control of the airport at a meeting with a delegation of Assad regime officials headed by the commander of the 22nd Air Force Brigade, Maj. Gen Tawfiq Muhammad Khaddour in early June. The airport has now been evacuated from all Iranian presence and from all regime-related military and logistical forces, a private source said.

Regime detains more protesters as demonstrations continue in Al-Suwayda

Jun 16, 2020

The number of civilians detained by the regime's security branches in Suwayda, southern Syria increased on Monday (June 15), with more being detained over their participation in popular demonstrations calling for the fall of the Assad regime.

According to a report from the website Suwayda 24, "The Assad regime arrested eight people today, who are Salman Faraj, Abdul Rahman Brik, Rowad Sadiq, Bashar Tarabiya, Hussam Mazhar, Safwan Obaid, Nasser Azzam,a' and Ihsan Muhammad."

Has Assad Really Liberated East Ghouta? - Ahmad Dimashqi

The Assads' pictures at the entrance to a children's playground  in Douma

"All the terrorists have left Douma, the last of their strongholds in eastern Ghouta," announced the official state-run Syrian news agency SANA in 2018, quoting an army spokesperson, who used the term “terrorists” in the regime way to refer to rebels and dissidents. Eastern Ghouta had been "completely eradicated of terrorism," added the spokesman in a statement broadcast on television.

The reality is very different; according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the heavy fighting and devastating bombing in Douma killed more than 1,700 civilians.

How Noam Chomsky Betrayed the Syrian People

Apr 06, 2016

Though Chomsky and the wider left might not appreciate this, the part they are playing in Syria’s counter-revolution is discrediting leftism. In this way, their actions are comparable to those “socialists” who destroyed the left for generations because of a blind loyalty to the nightmare of Stalinism.

US Establishing Airbases in Rojava: Source

Mar 06, 2016

Washington continues its support for Assad's PYD allies with the construction of two military airbases in Syrian Kurdistan (commonly referred to as Rojava)

Interview: Media focus on Daesh, "forget" Assad regime's crimes, says RBSS founder

Jan 06, 2016

"Some media outlets are trying to cover the area under ISIL [control] but forget to report about the Syrian regime. They also don't show any coverage of the FSA or other groups. Several media outlets just focus on ISIL."

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