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Assad’s grip on power hampers Canadian humanitarian assistance to Syria, say experts

By Neil Moss      

Two senior Syrian-focused Canadian diplomats recently left their posts, and Syrian observers say there has to be a realization that the war is nearly over and the Assad government will maintain its control.

From August 2013 to February 2018, the Syrian government was responsible for the 'majority' of 85 confirmed chemical attacks, according to the Human Rights Watch. United Nations photograph by David Manyua

As the Syrian Civil War nears its end, with the Syrian government controlling the vast majority of the war-torn country, Syrian experts say Canadian assistance is doing as well as can be expected.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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