July 24, 2019 | FDD's Foreign Podicy

Syria’s Sorrow and Pity

Episode 40
July 24, 2019 | FDD's Foreign Podicy

Syria’s Sorrow and Pity

Episode 40

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Over recent days, Syrian and Russian forces continued their bombing campaign against civilians in Syria’s Idlib province — this time conducting airstrikes on a market, killing dozens.

Other examples of the Assad regime’s assault on the Syrian people include the recent targeting of the hospitals that treat injured survivors. Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran are aiding and abetting this barbarism. Also underway: efforts by Iran’s rulers to colonize Syria. The so-called international community is mostly turning a blind eye and, in some cases, actually facilitating the continuing carnage, occupation and population displacements.

To better understand who is committing these war crimes and why, host Clifford D. May is joined by Mouaz Moustafa, executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force; and David Adesnik, FDD’s director of research.

A member of the Syrian civil defense, known as the White Helmets, helps an injured Syrian child after pulling him out of the rubble following a Russian air strike in Syria's Idlib province on July 22, 2019. (Getty Images)

Issues:

Iran Iran Global Threat Network Iran-backed Terrorism Military and Political Power Russia Syria U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy