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Islamic State suicide bombs kill at least 17 troops in Iraq's contested Anbar province

...to watch. They said Islamic State gunmen killed at least 15 men after accusing them of having fought with President Bashar Assad's troops.The slayings were reported by activists belonging to a Palmyra-based media collective and the Britain-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-27/islamic-state-suicide-bombs-kill-le
HSBC's Swiss branch helped wealthy dodge taxes, leaks reveal

...those close to the regimes of former Egyptian Presi dent Hosni Mubarak, former Tunisian leader Ben Ali and Syria's Bashar Assad. The consortium said clients include former and current politicians from Britain, Russia, Ukraine, Kenya, India...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-09/hsbcs-swiss-branch-helped-
Hagel out as defense chief

...he said Obama needed to articulate a clearer view on the administration's approach to dealing with Syrian President Bashar Assad. A senior defense official said that Hagel submitted his resignation letter to Obama on Monday morning and the president...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-24/hegal-out-defense-chief
Syrian Electronic Army hacks Gigya Web site

...was never at risk of being compromised," he wrote.The Syrian Electronic Army aligns itself with Syrian President Bashar Assad. It has previously taken credit for hacking media sites such as E! Online and the BBC.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-27/syrian-electronic-army-hac
Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

...officials have expressed concern that going after Islamic State militants in Syria could inadvertently help Syrian President Bashar Assad, because the militants are fighting in part to overthrow Assad. U.S. military and defense leaders told Congress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-09-22/pentagon-us-partners-begin-ai
Here are some more victims

...children, died from a chemical weapon. President Obama and the world reacted in shock and horror!The one who spoke: Bashar Assad, the dictator of Syria. The dead from chemical attack were Syrians, adding hundreds to the 100,000 already dead in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-09-05/here-are-some-more-victi
US, Russians reach Syria deal

...what Kerry called "a shared assessment" of the weapons stockpile, and a timetable and measures for Syrian President Bashar Assad to follow so that the full inventory can be identified and seized. The U.S. and Russia agreed to immediately press...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-09-14/us-russians-reach-syria-deal
Augusta residents with Syrian ties say U.S. help should have come sooner

...civilian casualties leave him hesitant about a U.S. strike, but something must be done to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad, he said."At this point, anything can be helpful. We need help," said Imam, who is originally from Latakia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-05/augusta-residents-syrian-ties
Beleagured Syrian Christians fear fall of Assad

...minorities about the growing role of Islamic extremists and foreign fighters among the rebels fighting against President Bashar Assad's rule. Christians believe they are being targeted ? in part because of the anti-Christian sentiment among extremists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-08/beleagured-syrian-christians-fear-f
Georgia senator thinking twice about Syria action

...balance of power in the Syrian military.The Obama administration said it has video proving the regime of President Bashar Assad was responsible for the nerve and sarin gas attacks on Aug. 21 that killed more than 1,400 civilians, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-05/georgia-senator-thinking-twic