Nothing the Obama administration has said or done has helped in any way to stop the Syrian bloodbath. After repeatedly changing positions, even he now admits it haunts him.
The Syrian president, on his part, hasn’t owned up to targeting hospitals and refugee camps or to using barrel bombs and chlorine gas against civilians, White House says.
Syria's president blames U.S. for collapse of cease-fire, says airstrikes on Syrian troops were intentional, dismissing American officials' statements that they were an accident.
Despite setback, Kerry says prepared to extend cease-fire so U.S. and Russia could then turn to planned military cooperation against ISIS and al-Qaida-linked groups in Syria.
The Russians will use the mistake at Deir al-Zour to play down their own bombings in which they've killed thousands of civilians.
The cease-fire agreement in Syria looks like another expression of American weakness, one that hasn’t escaped the notice of other Mideast governments, a reserve Israeli general says.
The identification could strengthen a push by some Western members of the UN Security Council for a robust response, focused on sanctions and accountability.
Meanwhile, Russian troops deploy along main road leading into rebel-held parts of Aleppo, signaling possible arrival of aid, monitoring group says.
Britan-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: government and opposition forces ready to withdraw from Aleppo’s main artery. Government forces not leaving until rebels do the same.
The Syrian firing of missiles at Israeli jets doesn’t necessarily point to a critical situation on the border. If the shooting continues, however, Israel will be obliged to eliminate the danger – and the road to a direct clash won't be that long.