"Assad denied all claims that his regime was providing military aid to terrorists in Iraq, or to Hezbollah and Palestinian terror groups." Assad is a very dangerous man. Only a very dangerous man would openly and brazenly insult the U.S. His denials are ridiculous given the intelligence capabilities of the U.S. and of its allies. The Obama administration had given all opportunityt to Assad to engage honestly and productively with the U.S. Assad has responded with arrogance and outright flippancy.
12 Iraqi troops, militiamen killed in multiple ISIS suicide attacks (AP)
from the article: U.S. warns Syria: Stop arming Hezbollah immediately