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Syria War

Syrian Rebels Capture Last Regime-Held Border Crossing With Jordan

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — It was a bruising week for Syria's Bashar Assad. The rapid collapse of his forces on two fronts in the north and south brought the opp...

ISIS Storms Besieged Palestinian Refugee Camp In Syrian Capital

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

Militants from the Islamic State group stormed a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said. The ext...

Activists: ISIS Kills Over 40 People In Syria Village

AP | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition activists and state TV say Islamic State fighters have killed over 40 people in an attack on a central Syrian village...

Syria's Al Qaeda Branch Pushes Regime Out Of Major City

AP | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, captured most of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces Saturday, sweepi...

Syria's Bashar Assad Says 'Open' To Dialogue With U.S.

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected allegations that his military used barrel bombs or chlorine gas against opposition-held are...

As Syria's Civil War Enters Fifth Year, UN Doubles Count Of Besieged To 440,000

AP | Cara Anna | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas — and risk death by starva...

Syrian Rebels Capture Ancient Town From Regime Forces

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.25.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels on Wednesday seized an ancient town near the Jordan border that is a key government stronghold, ousting Syrian soldiers ...

Activists Say Syrian Forces Attack Town With Chlorine Gas

AP | BASSEM MROUE and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and the Western-backed opposition accused the government Tuesday of carrying out a chlorine gas attack against a rebe...

Syria's Piano Man Sings The Stories Of The War

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.16.2015 | World

On the streets of his bombed-out neighborhood, Ayham Ahmad plays a battered piano and sings the stories of Syria’s war. Four years of conflict ha...

Syria's Assad Dismisses John Kerry's Remarks On Negotiations

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

BEIRUT, March 16 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed on Monday remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Assad shou...

Satellite Images Show How War Turned Out The Lights In Syria

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.15.2015 | World

In March 2011, Syrians rose up against the government of Bashar al-Assad. Four years later, Syria has been torn apart by the bloody conflict that ensu...

Millions Of Children Are Trapped By War In Syria

Reuters | Joseph D'Urso | Posted 03.12.2015 | World

LONDON, March 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is "not even close to grasping the magnitude" of the humanitarian crisis in Syria, a top aid...

200,000 Names to Be Read Aloud at White House This Week

Kristin Wright | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Kristin Wright

Two years ago this week I was sitting in a refugee hospital along Turkey's border with Syria, listening to a 15-year-old girl describe the day she was shot by a sniper. In the spine. Paralyzed. For the rest of her life.

German Woman Killed In Syria Fighting Against ISIS

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.09.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The international fight against the Islamic State group flared on several fronts over the past 24 hours, with reports emerging from Sy...

Future Of Syria's Al Qaeda Branch In Question After Military Chief Killed

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

By Tom Perry and Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, March 6 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syrian branch was left reeling on Friday after its military chief was killed...

Blast In Syria Kills Top Al Qaeda Commander Of Nusra Front: Reports

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, March 5 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday the death of its...

British Man Killed Fighting Against ISIS In Syria

AP | BRAM JANSSEN and DANICA KIRKA | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander...

PHOTOS: Kobani's Residents Pick Up The Pieces

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.23.2015 | World

For four long months, Kurdish fighters and militants of the Islamic State group fought a brutal battle for control of Kobani, a Kurdish city of 200,00...

UN: Exponential Rise In War Crimes In Syria

AP | Posted 02.20.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. investigators said Friday they are considering publishing their secret list of alleged war criminals in Syria to press fo...

Turkey, US Sign Deal To Train And Arm Syrian Rebels: US Embassy

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the ...

Syrian Troops, Rebels Battle For Control Of Aleppo

AP | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels in Syria have captured 32 soldiers and pro-government gunmen near the northern city of Aleppo, where fighting is raging as the ...

Syria Troops Capture Villages Near Aleppo In Surprise Attack

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters captured several villages near Aleppo in heavy fighting Tuesday that le...

UN Envoy: Assad Must Be Part Of The Solution For Ending Syria's Crisis

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

VIENNA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The U.N. envoy for Syria said on Friday that President Bashar al-Assad must be part of the solution for easing violence i...

Jordan Has A Huge Foreign Fighter Problem

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

As Jordan reels from the horrific killing of one of its fighter pilots by Islamic State militants, the death also highlights how inextricably involved...

Our Fight Against ISIS

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

The solution to end this insane violence is not to circulate gruesome imagery of beheadings and violence. We must return to the human element that all these brave journalists so passionately tried to shed light on.