A Trump official held secret talks earlier this year in Syria, a report revealed Sunday, as they sought the release of at least two U.S. citizens believed to be held by Bashar al-Assad.
Daily Mail. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:43:14 GMT.
The visit would be seen as a boost by the isolated government of President Bashar al-Assad, which faces US and European sanctions for its role in the nine-year war.
Voice of America. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:43:58 -0400.
Though the two countries barely talk, American officials met in Damascus with a Syrian intelligence chief to discuss two U.S. citizens held in Syria, Austin Tice and Majd Kamalmaz.
Richard Pérez-peña. New York Times. Mon, 19 Oct 2020 20:32:16 +0000.
An assistant to President Trump recently met with Syrian officials in Damascus as part of efforts to secure the release of American hostages, the first known talks between the U.S. and Bashar al-Assad's regime in years, ...
John Bowden. The Hill. Sun, 18 Oct 2020 23:34:49 +0000.
Desperate to help his family displaced by Syria's war, pro-Turkey rebel fighter Abu Ahmad is waiting to be deployed to Azerbaijan hoping to earn almost 80 times his current salary.
Yahoo. Sat, 03 Oct 2020 14:13:39 -0400.
The global chemical weapons watchdog says that two investigations into alleged attacks in Syria in 2016 and 2018 couldn't establish that chemical weapons were used in either case
Via Ap News Wire. The Independent. Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:50:37 GMT.
Facts About Syria
The Syrian Arab Republic, located in southwest Asia, is governed by
a head of state and government plus one legislative house.
Its capital city is Damascus, and its currency is the Syrian Pound.
The primary language used in Syria is Arabic, and in 2020,
Syria's estimated population was 17,500,658. Approximately 75% of
Syrians are Arab, 7% are Bedouin Arab, 7% are Kurdish, and 11% are other ethnicities.