Syria’s Assad Hopes for Ally in Newly Elected Trump

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Trump would be a natural ally if he is able to hold up to his campaign promises. Trump has pledged throughout his campaign to be a fighter of terrorism throughout the middle east. With the conflict continuing to rage on, there will be plenty of opportunities for Trump to have … Continue reading Syria’s Assad Hopes for Ally in Newly Elected Trump

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The Clown of Aleppo: A Bright Spot with a Dark End

A 24-year-old Syrian man who decided to stay behind as a volunteer is now dead because of the ongoing violence. Anas al-Basha, a former centre director for the civil society group, Space of Hope, was killed by a recent airstrike. The government lead forces have been pounding this part of Aleppo as part of an assault to … Continue reading The Clown of Aleppo: A Bright Spot with a Dark End

Aleppo at a Turning Point: ISIS Slowly Being Pushed Out

ISIS is on its back foot in Aleppo as well as in Iraq. Aleppo has been the birth place of some of the most gruesome violence of the whole conflict and both sides are to blame. They have used siege tactics as well as indiscriminate bombardments. Some of these bombardments even targeted civilians. Both sides … Continue reading Aleppo at a Turning Point: ISIS Slowly Being Pushed Out

Five and a Half Years Later in Syria: Too Many Sides

With hundreds of thousands dead, the conflict in Syria has become one of the most devastating conflicts of the 21st century. As a result, a refugee crisis has arisen and there is no end in sight for 11 million displaced Syrians. The civil war in Syria has spawned several different factions opposing each other. The … Continue reading Five and a Half Years Later in Syria: Too Many Sides