War against it's own people

A Syrian Air Force fighter plane fires a rocket during an air strike in the village of Tel Rafat, some 37 km (23 miles) north of Aleppo. Syrian troops and rebels fought over the country's biggest city Aleppo as President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007504" title="Bashar Assad" href="/topic/politics/government/heads-of-state/bashar-assad-PEPLT007504.topic">Bashar al-Assad</a>'s key foreign backer Iran gathered ministers from like-minded states for talks about how to end the conflict.

( GORAN TOMASEVIC, REUTERS / August 9, 2012 )

A Syrian Air Force fighter plane fires a rocket during an air strike in the village of Tel Rafat, some 37 km (23 miles) north of Aleppo. Syrian troops and rebels fought over the country's biggest city Aleppo as President Bashar al-Assad's key foreign backer Iran gathered ministers from like-minded states for talks about how to end the conflict.

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