Russia’s recent military support of Syria is more about Ukraine than the Middle East
The army had been trained in the use of the weapons in recent months and was now deploying them.
Moscow has come under increased international pressure in recent days to explain its moves in Syria.
U.S. officials suspect Russia is reinforcing to aid Assad, Moscow's ally since the Cold War.
The White House has warned that any support for Assad is 'destabilizing and counterproductive.'
Assad knows the rebels’ backers are not interested in a decisive rebel victory.
The Syrian president says Russia is reliable, unlike "backstabbing" United States.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wants the Assad government to be part of a coalition to fight ISIS.
Bashar Assad’s release of three political prisoners and a U.S.-Russia agreement offer a glimmer of hope.
The insurgents are trying to drive into the Sahl al-Ghab plain, the heartland of Assad's Alawite sect.
Smuggled out of Syria, the photos are being used to raise awareness of atrocities and push for civilian protections.
Unable to persuade more Alawites to fight for him, Assad depends upon Iranian troops to stay in power.
The hashtag has been used on social media to further highlight the atrocities occurring across the country.
"I have never seen a more obscene way to kill children."
18-year-old Thomas van Linge’s maps show the changing faces of Iraq and Syria.
The first rebel brigade supported by the U.S., Hazzm, was crushed by Nusra.
The Syrian president also claims to be open to dialogue with the United States.
State Department and White House officials sought to clarify Kerry’s remarks.
"It is clear that for us Bashar al-Assad cannot be included within this framework."
“When something like this is happening on this scale, we have to do something about it.”
Experts warn of divisions between Washington, Ankara and the Syrian opposition.
The lawyers, who documented abuses in Syria, are being held by opposing sides in the country's ongoing conflict.