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5 February 2020
Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has succeeded, for now, in defeating the revolutionary uprising and subsequent armed rebellion that has swept over the country since the 'Arab Spring' of 2011.
10 October 2019
Turkey has launched a military assault on Kurdish areas in north Syria
13 April 2018
Build a mass movement against the war: Theresa May, leading a Tory government with no majority, used ‘royal prerogative’ to authorise the bombing of Syria, afraid of losing a vote in parliament
10 April 2018
The appalling devastation in Ghouta has been added to by the horror of a chemical weapons attack
7 March 2018
Eastern Goutha, outside Damascus, is "hell on earth", according to United Nations (UN) chief Antonio Guterres.
12 April 2017
Trump orders missile strikes against Shayrat air base: US president Donald Trump's decision to launch missile attacks against the Shayrat air base in Syria ratcheted up the long running conflict there and dangerously fuelled tensions between the US and Russia and Iran.
8 February 2017
The military victory in Aleppo by Assad's regime and its foreign backers was a turning point in the war in Syria. It has put the Syrian government once more in formal control of the country's main urban centres. Serge Jordan of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) examines if this is the prelude to a broader peace settlement that could end the horrors inflicted on the Syrian people.
19 October 2016
No solution on basis of imperialism and capitalism: Having promoted a bloody sectarian war in their efforts to dislodge the Russian and Iranian-backed Syrian regime of President Assad, the Western powers are hypercritically bemoaning the plight of Syrian civilians caught in the deadly crossfire.
3 December 2015
Socialist Party member Nancy Taaffe appeared on the Daily Politics programme, arguing for a fight for a Labour Party that's against war and austerity. Her Labour MP voted to bomb Syria
14 October 2015
After four and a half long, bloody years of civil war in Syria - with over a quarter of a million dead and eleven million displaced - there is still no end in sight
11 September 2013
As the G20 summit in Russia ended, the capitalist powers internationally were divided into two opposing camps on whether to launch a military attack on Syria
4 September 2013
People broke into spontaneous applause as anti-war protesters marched into Trafalgar Square on Saturday, writes Paula Mitchell.
3 September 2013
"I get it." Through gritted teeth Tory Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged an historic defeat. MPs had just voted by a margin of 13 to oppose British participation in a military intervention in Syria
28 August 2013
A flood of bloody images and reports of the unbearable suffering inflicted on the Syrian masses has been broadcast around the world
12 June 2013
Urgent need for independent working class socialist organisations: The capturing of the strategically important city of Qusair by pro-government forces, including Hezbollah and Iraqi Shias, marks a new stage in the bloody quagmire of Syria and is likely to have wide ramifications, writes Peter Taaffe
8 August 2012
Syria's agony continues unabated. Across the country there are indiscriminate attacks by the Assad regime forces and their militias, bloody sectarian reprisals by the armed opposition, refugee floods and humanitarian disasters.
6 June 2012
The killing of 108 people near the Syrian town of Houla shocked and appalled people everywhere. Particularly abhorrent was the cold blooded murder of 49 children, many of them shot at close range.
15 February 2012
No trust in Arab League and imperialist powers: The Syrian regime has dramatically stepped up its savage military onslaught on civilians in Homs and other areas, in the worst upsurge of bloody repression since the start of the uprising last March, writes Judy Beishon.
23 November 2011
United working class-led movement needed for real regime change: Grenade attacks by Syrian army defectors on the ruling Baath party headquarters in Damascus and a few days earlier on an air force intelligence centre mark a new phase in the Syrian uprising
3 August 2011
The death toll is rising from the Syrian army's brutal assault on the mass uprising in the city of Hama and other areas
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