Six months ago he told his soldiers they’d soon be going home victorious.
"Putin's cook" sent an email to a Syrian government official saying he had “secured permission” from an unnamed Russian minister
The situation "is akin to the day of judgment.”
The attack comes just days after the bombing of al-Quds Hospital in Aleppo, which killed at least 27 people, and as the UN is voting on a resolution aimed at stopping strikes on hospitals.
The pallets contained lentils, vegetable oil, rice, and salt, and could have fed 2,500 people for a month (there are currently 200,000 people living in Deir al-Zour).
The medical charity said the hospital in Maaret al-Numan was destroyed after being hit by four missiles in two attacks with minutes. At least eight people are missing.
If you think things are bad now, just wait, because Syria is having its worst wheat harvest this year since the 1960s. And that means serious trouble.
A British man who joined ISIS fighters in Syria has written a “guide” to the Islamic State, including extensive detail about "some of the best lattes and cappuccinos around."
While in Aleppo filming for a documentary, my crew and I were invited to the hotel of a group of al-Nusra fighters. Being polite (and cautious) guests, we accepted their offer to stay for dinner.