The Trump administration continues to offer mixed messages about its ultimate goal in Syria and whether Assad must surrender power – and when.
The Trump administration declared Friday that it wasn't pursuing a strategy to push Syrian President Bashar Assad out of power, making clear its focus is on defeating the Islamic State group.
Assad states that Syria's relationship with China is going to be "on the rise" because China is "a real friend" that could be relied upon.
UN Report: Pro-government forces in Aleppo killed at least 82 civilians, entering homes and executing people "on the spot." Others were killed as they fled.
Assad said that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of the country's civil war.
The entire territory of Syria must be "liberated," Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said in remarks televised Saturday, dismissing demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad's departure as "thoughtless."
Top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to discuss options for the way forward in Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Saturday that Syrian President Bashar Assad was a "more advanced terrorist" than the Islamic State group.