UN: Syrian Rebels Should Accept They've Lost Fight Against Assad

World | Jonah Bennett
Syrian President Bashar Assad (R) shares

‘Almost liberated’

US-Backed, Armed Rebels Defect To Syrian Regime Forces

World | Jonah Bennett
A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he sits on a chair in rebel-held Al-Yadudah village, in Deraa Governorate

Defections come after Trump’s decision to end CIA program

White House Security Adviser Corrects Record, Says US Still Wants Assad Gone

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Bashar al-Assad

‘The United States still would like to see Assad go at some point’

Trump Puts An End To One Of The Great Delusions About Syria

Opinion | Scott Greer
FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from the al-Mishlab district at Raqqa's southeastern outskirts, Syria June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo

We’re finally learning lessons from Iraq and Libya

Trump Ends Disastrous, Costly Covert CIA Program To Topple Assad Regime

World | Jonah Bennett
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images.

Official complains that ‘Putin won in Syria’

How Trump's Syria Ceasefire Could Backfire In Iran's Favor

National Security | Russ Read
Hezbollah members salute during the funeral of Hezbollah fighter Mohamad al-Shami, who was killed during clashes in Syria's Aleppo, in Bisariye village, southern Lebanon October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

A break from fighting could give some unseen enemies a change to regroup

Tillerson: US Will Let Russia Decide Fate Of Assad Regime

National Security | Will Racke
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) greets UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York City, NY, U.S. April 28, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

We are in Syria to ‘take out ISIS’

Mattis Says Trump's Warning Stopped Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria

National Security | DCNF Intern
Ministers from the 68-nation US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group are meeting in Washington Wednesday to hear more about US President Donald Trump's plan to destroy the jihadists' remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

‘It appears they took the warning seriously’

Russia Calls Trump's Assad Threats 'Unacceptable'

World | Jacob Bojesson
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during an interview with French daily newspaper Le Figaro in Paris, France May 29, 2017. Picture taken May 29, 2017. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS

‘Not aware of any information’

US Intel Detects Assad Preparations For Chemical Attack, Trump Warns Of 'Heavy Price'

World | Saagar Enjeti
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 29, 2010) Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) conduct an operational tomahawk missile launch while underway in a training area off the coast of California. The launch tested the proficiency of the crew as well as the missile's ability to track and destroy targets well over the horizon. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Woody Paschall/Released)

‘He and his military will pay a heavy price’

US Shoots Down Another One Of Assad's Drones Over Syria

National Security | Russ Read

Things are heating up in Syria

US Shoots Down Pro-Assad Drone That Fired On Coalition Forces

National Security | Russ Read
A U.S. Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle assigned to the California Air National Guard's 163rd Reconnaissance Wing flies near the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California in this January 7, 2012 USAF handout photo obtained by Reuters February 6, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez/Handout

Targeted three ‘technical vehicles’

Family Of Syrian Boy From Iconic Photo Comes Out In Support Of Assad

Video | Jacob Bojesson

‘They wanted to trade in his blood’

US-Led Coalition Fighter Jets Strike Pro-Assad Forces In Syria

World | Jonah Bennett
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with RIA Novosti and Sputnik in this handout picture provided by SANA on April 21, 2017, Syria. (PHOTO: SANA/Handout via REUTERS)

Syrian forces were reportedly threatening U.S. partners.

State Department Acknowledges Syrian 'Crematorium' Could Just Be A Warmer Part Of The Prison

US | Jonah Bennett
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images.

‘What makes you so sure that this is a crematorium?’

Israeli Official Calls For Assad's Assassination

World | Will Racke
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with RIA Novosti and Sputnik in this handout picture provided by SANA on April 21, 2017, Syria. (PHOTO: SANA/Handout via REUTERS)

‘It’s time to eliminate Assad’

State Department Accuses Syria Of Mass Killing Prisoners And Then Incinerating The Bodies After

World | Jonah Bennett
A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on October 6, 2016 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaking during an interview with Denmark's TV2 channel. Sana/AFP/Getty Images.

‘We believe that the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass murders’

Obama Admits 'Red Line' In Syria 'Was An Imperfect Solution'

National Security | Russ Read
Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with youth leaders at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago to discuss strategies for community organization and civic engagement in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

‘Hardest issue’

Inside Assad's Shadowy Chemical Weapons Factory

National Security | Russ Read
Personnel from Japan's Self-Defense Forces in protective gear take part in a nuclear, biological and chemical weapons (NBC) exercise. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A secretive center is responsible for producing Assad’s chemical arsenal

Declassified Intel Report Shows Obama's Chemical Weapons Deal With Assad Was A Complete Failure

National Security | Russ Read
Soldiers wear masks as they take part in a military exercise simulating a chemical weapons attack during the international Eager Lion military event on June 2, 2014 at Prince Hashem Bin Abdullah II training center, in Zarqa, 30 km east of Amman, Jordan. The US and the Kingdom of Jordan are conducting Exercise Eager Lion, which has been conducted annually since 2011, and includes countries from five different continents and more than 12,500 participants. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images.

Assad hid tons of chemical weapons components