RT News - December 23, 2015

Seymour Hersh on US strategy regarding Assad
RT’s Anya Parampil interviews Seymour Hersh, who recently published a bombshell investigation in the London Review of Books. Hersh alleges that the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff has indirectly provided the Syrian military with intelligence on Islamic extremists, fearing the Obama administration’s agenda to oust Bashar Assad will engender total chaos in Syria. The White House position on Assad’s future is reminiscent of a game of cards, he says.

Walking through ruins: Exclusive footage from war-torn Damascus neighborhood 
Jobar, the closest battleground to Damascus, dubbed the “key to the city” by Islamist rebels has been reduced mostly to rubble, has been re-taken by the Syrian Army. RT’s Murad Gazdiev tours the devastated city, every so often coming across bunkers and tunnels which stretch hundreds of kilometers underground.