Syria

‘For Sama’ at UConn

‘For Sama’ at UConn

To start off the Human Rights Film Series, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center held a screening and discussion Tuesday of the award-winning documentary “For Sama.” The documentary shows how the Syrian government began to violently attack the people of Aleppo in response to protests. Planes and helicopters dropped cluster bombs and toxic gas onto the city.

Mission accomplished?

Mission accomplished?

Ten days ago, 105 missiles filled the skies of Damascus and Homs. Earlier that week, butcher-in-chief Bashar-al Assad once again used chemical weapons on innocent civilians. America, France and the U.K. took action. Coordinated airstrikes targeted his Barzah Research Center and the Him-Shinshar chemical weapons complex.

Column: Syrian national team continues miraculous journey, provides hope where there is none

Column: Syrian national team continues miraculous journey, provides hope where there is none

It could take another miracle or two to make that possibility a reality but if the Syrian national team can lock up their first World Cup berth, the people of Syria can unite a little more, even if only for 90 minutes every few days in June 2018.

Syria: Who’s responsible?

Syria: Who’s responsible?

For the first time since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the United States took direct action against the Assad regime by way of a calculated military strike on April 6. President Trump ordered the military to launch 59 missiles at the airbase that launched the deadly chemical attack that occurred on Tuesday, April 4.