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Sophia Jones

ISIS' Latest Conquest Has Dark History Of State Torture And Abuse | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- When Dr. Bara Sarraj heard that Islamic State militants had overrun the city of Palmyra and its ancient desert ruins, he began to cry. ...

Activists Raise Air Strike Death Toll In Syrian City To 95

AP | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen t...

Syria Razed Entire Neighborhoods To Punish Civilians: Report

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 01.30.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government used controlled explosives and bulldozers to raze thousands of residential buildings, in some cases entire neigh...

Syrian Forces Capture Town Near Chemical Weapons Site

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Syria's armed forces said on Friday they had captured a strategic northern ...

A Thoughtful Response Is Needed in Syria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Why jump to any conclusions before/until the investigation is completed by the UN High Commissioner for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane? After more than two years of an absence of direct military response on the part of the West, what is the sudden hurry?

Syrian Troops Battle For Site Of Alleged Nerve Gas Attack

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The main Western-backed Syrian opposition will not take part in any peace negotiations with the government until rebels gain the upper ...

The Brave New World of 'Syrianization'

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The battle for Syria demonstrates that what started as a peaceful call for change can lead to the disintegration of an entire country, and creation of a new geopolitical reality. If it can happen in Syria, it can and will certainly happen elsewhere.

Change the Focus of the Syria Debate

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If we want post-conflict Syria to end up better prepared to survive the chaos and despair engulfing Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere in the region, we must do a much better job of marshalling and deploying the civilian, political and economic resources essential to the establishment of political stability.

Military Intervention in Syria Is a Bad Idea

Stephen Zunes | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Although the impulse to try to end the ongoing repression by the Syrian regime against its own people through foreign military intervention is understandable, it would be a very bad idea.

Joshua Hersh

Syria Crisis: 13 Activists Killed In Missions To Help Rescue Wounded Journalists | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- Thirteen Syrian activists have been killed in the process of helping wounded foreign journalists trapped in Homs escape to safety over the...

Activists: Dozens Killed In Syria's Latest Protests

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian military tightened its suffocating siege on the city of Hama on Saturday in its drive to crush the main center of the anti-r...

Syrian Government Beats Dozens Of University Students

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.17.2011 | College

BEIRUT — Syrian protesters called Tuesday for a one-day nationwide general strike, urging students to skip school and workers to bring commerce ...

Two Americans Detained In Syria

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 05.26.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Syrian authorities have detained two Americans amid an unprecedented wave of protests in the repressive Middle East nation, relatives and sta...