Killing Of Hezbollah Commander Leaves Group Without Military Mastermind

  The assassination of Hezbollah leader Hassan al-Laqis by a small Sunni group this week has eliminated an effective and high-ranking operative who helped supply some of the most advanced military needs for the Shiite militia. Matt Levitt, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said in an email that al-Laqis was part … Lire la suite

Syrian Opposition Fighters Killed At Least 190 Civilians In Brutal Assault, Human Rights Watch Says

Syrian opposition groups killed at least 190 civilians during an operation against a regime stronghold in early August, according to a report released Friday by Human Rights Watch. Fighters reportedly also seized over 200 hostages, some of whom remain in captivity. The human rights organization writes in its new report that on Aug. 4, the fighters of … Lire la suite

Obama Could Still Strike Syria Despite British Withdrawal And Cameron’s Historic Defeat (VIDEO)

President Obama could still launch air strikes on Syria despite David Cameron’s historic reversal in Thursday’s Commons vote, according to the White House. Subsequent to the British vote, Caitlin Hayden, speaking for Obama’s National Security Council, said that the US would now consider going it alone, emphasising that the president would still do « what is in the best interests … Lire la suite

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