But it is diplomatic, not military considerations that will determine how and where it will be launched.
The people of Daraa al Balad believe their perseverance and resistance is an impregnable fortress defending all the cities in the Hauran region, while the regime fears its replication elsewhere in Syria.
Daraa will terrify the regime every day. We will keep reminding them that we are the ones who set fire to this regime, and only we will extinguish it with freedom and dignity.
The timing of Moscow and the Syrian regime’s attacks over the past few months indicates a desire to pressure the international community before major international meetings on the Syrian war.
By continuously breaking Russia-brokered ‘peace’ agreements, the regime is hampering Moscows’s long-term vision of exploiting Syria economically.
Since the uprising began in 2011, military hospitals became torture chambers for the Assad regime.
After the First Gulf War, coordination between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria played a key stabilising and mediating role in the region. Today, Turkey can fill the gap left by Damascus.
The young woman who swam for her life to steer a sinking refugee boat in the open sea, is competing in the Olympics and is the youngest UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.
The regime’s sham elections last week aimed to humiliate Syrians opposed to its rule and convince the international community to forget about the war. How should Western countries react?
Member states of the global chemical watchdog voted to suspend rights and privileges of Syria’s Bashar al Assad regime, including the right to vote at the organisation.
Denmark wants to send Syrian refugees back to Damascus while avoiding any diplomatic arrangement with the Syrian regime. Who will ensure the returnees’ safety?
Turkish National Security Council in a statement has urged major powers in Syria to put an end to acts that would deepen the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country.
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