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Joshua Hersh

War In Black And White: On The Front Lines With Syria's Army

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.11.2014 | World

SLONFEH, Syria -- The commander tore off a piece of bread and dipped it into a platter of hummus. Before him sat a spread of simple mountain dishes an...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian General Defends Delays In Chemical Weapons Turnover

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.05.2014 | World

TARTUS, Syria — A top general in Syria’s army on Saturday rejected criticism of his government’s efforts to hand over its chemical weapons stock...

WATCH: Video Captures Syrian Army Tank Firing Shell Head On

Posted 10.30.2013 | World

God forbid anyone should ever experience the firing of an army tank shell in real life. But this video, captured by a Syrian rebel's camera, gives a r...

Joshua Hersh

Syria Death Toll A Grim Reminder Of War's Two-Sided Casualties

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- It’s often described as a slaughter by the regime of Bashar Assad, an endless series of brutal and heartless massacres, but the protracted...

Who Are the Good Guys in Syria?

Claude Salhani | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

With the exception of a few intellectuals who truly believe in the democratic system of governance based on Western-like principles, the majority of the Syrian opposition forces appear to be as ruthless as the regime they are fighting to overthrow.

Syrian Army Makes Missile Moves

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Aug 29 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's forces have removed several Scud missiles and dozens of l...

Syrian Forces Pound Rebel Strongholds Near Damascus

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces stepped up their attack against rebel strongholds north of the capital, Damascus on Saturday, while opposition...

BATTLE OF QUSAIR: Syrian Army Deals Major Blow To Rebels

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

BAALBEK, Lebanon — Syrian troops and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies captured a strategic border town Wednesday after a grueling three-week batt...

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.

Iran's Long Leash

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although all of Syria's neighbors have been negatively impacted by the country's crisis, Iraq's sectarian tensions and the religious, historical and cultural bonds between Syrians and Iraqis connect the two states' political fates.

Syrian General, 20 Soldiers Defect From Assad

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT, March 16 (Reuters) - A brigadier general and about 20 soldiers defected from the Syrian army in two separate incidents on Saturday, activist...

Pre-Assad: Love Notes From Inside a Syrian Jail

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.30.2012 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

"I can see my toes..." was scribbled in Arabic on a piece of torn cardboard smuggled out of a Syrian jail. It was the third note my grandfather, a Syrian general, was able to send to his wife, my grandmother, by bribing one of the guards.

After Days Of Attacks, Syria Pulls Tanks From Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Tens of thousands of defiant Syrian protesters thronged the streets of Homs Tuesday, calling for the execution of President Bashar Assad sho...

Syrian Troops Surround City Known For Previous Revolt

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 07.12.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian soldiers rolled into flash point cities in tanks and set up sand barriers topped with machine guns Thursday, as President Bashar...

Syrian Tanks Shell City Of Homs, Says Human Rights Campaigner

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

May 11, 2011 5:56:05 AM AMMAN, May 11 (Reuters) - Army tanks shelled the Bab Amro residential district in Syria's third city of Homs on Wednesd...