Trump’s hopes for Syria safe zones may force decision on Assad By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s push to create safe zones in Syria could force him to make some risky decisions about how far to go to protect refugees, including shooting down Syrian or Russian aircraft or committing thousands of U.S.
By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) – A new ceasefire in Syria brought a full day with no combat deaths in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents, a monitoring body said, and efforts to deliver aid to besieged areas got cautiously underway. Twenty-four hours after the ceasefire took effect, the Syrian Observatory
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) – An emboldened President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Monday to take back all of Syria, hours before the start of a Russian and American-backed ceasefire, which Assad’s opponents described as stacked in his favour. In a gesture loaded with symbolism, state television showed Assad visiting Daraya, a Damascus suburb long