‘A SEA OF BLOOD’
Assad ‘Final Offensive’ May Be Postponed for Lack of Troops
THE FINAL OFFENSIVE
Putin Is Pushing for Total Victory in Syria at Any Cost
With Chechnya as his model, the Russian president is willing to level whole cities to enforce ‘peace.’ For Putin, civilian suffering is a tool to be exploited to win the war.
How U.S. Journalist Marie Colvin Became a Martyr in Syria
Paul Conroy tells The Daily Beast that his former colleague knew she was destined to die if she stayed in a city under siege to report on Bashar al-Assad’s slaughter of civilians.
Feds: Indiana ISIS Mom Helped Arm, Fund Terror Group
Prosecutors say Samantha Elhassani wasn’t an unwitting victim of ISIS, as she claims, but an active supporter who provided cash and equipment to the group.
China: We Might Help Assad With War in Syria
Direct military assistance from China would mark a dramatic shift in Middle East geopolitics.
Massacre Reveals ISIS as Enforcer for Assad and the Russians
The slaughter in the Druze region of Syria cost hundreds of lives last month. It happened after the Druze told the Russians they wouldn’t fight for Assad.
Is the Iranian General Taunting Trump on a U.S. Hit List?
Qasem Suleimani, the head of the fearsome Quds Force, is the incarnation of evil in Washington’s view. But many experts say it would be a mistake to try to take him out.
THE BITTER SURRENDER
The Last of the Syrian Good-Guy Rebels
Their ranks torn by infighting, their U.S. support long gone, their leadership coopted by the Turks, fighters who once thought they’d overthrow Assad have no hope left.