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Clara Holzer's conspiracy theory informs us that "any research" exposes "another war of aggression" by an American-Saudi axis "to loot [Syria's] natural resources, mainly oil". Well, and as we all know, Syria has a superabundance of this resource and ...
It must be the most beautiful front line in the world. Turn right at the ancient city of Qatna, drive east for 40 miles and you'll come to a village called Telwared, the "Hill of Roses".
Over the last week, Israel has only ramped up its strikes in Syria, with multiple missions being carried out including the assassination of a militant leader with close ties to the Assad regime.
Data compiled by the site Airwars tells the story: The number of civilians killed in Syria and Iraq began increasing in October under Obama but has now skyrocketed in March under Trump.
Barely one year into the Syrian war, Abu Eyad made the hardest decision of his life.
The US has launched hundreds of deadly airstrikes in Syria, Iraq and Yemen in recent months, but putting boots on the ground in Syria signals a new level of participation in a war that Russia is also fighting. The Syrian government's ambassador to the ...
In a recent essay in The New York Review of Books, former ABC News chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass puts forth a cynical view: The civil war in Syria continues because it is too profitable to stop. Mr. Glass writes: "Wherever the warring ...
Up close to the old international highway to Homs and the north of Syria, there are now spanking new Russian main battle tanks reversing in clouds of black dust, anti-aircraft guns to fire over open sights and a batch of mortars that sent shells ...
In 2011, when the Syrian uprising against Assad broke out, the civil society scene in Syria flourished. As the war shifted from peaceful protests to a civil war between government forces and armed opposition groups, made up of army defectors and ...
U.S. Marine artillerymen are now in place on Syrian soil, north of the last stronghold of the Islamic State. A force of local Kurdish and Arab fighters is moving south, continuing to isolate the city of Raqqa.
California Democrat Ted Lieu, an Iraq war veteran, told reporters that the administration's decision to send 400 combat troops in to Syria represents "an escalation of the mission." Lieu, like Lee and the bill's 25 co-sponsors, believes that "only ...
THOSE NOT CLOSELY working, or directly affected by the conflict in Syria might take comfort that peace talks aimed at bringing six years of violence to a diplomatic solution resumed in Geneva yesterday.
The United States is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented American airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters to the front lines in northern Syria, supported by the first use of U.S. attack helicopters ...
Israel is likely to try to retain the existing status quo in Syria since it has benefited from the ongoing conflict in the war-torn neighboring nation, political analyst Sergei Balmasov asserted, saying that Tel Aviv's combat missions are not aimed at ...
Sentiment in Washington may not reflect that the U.S. is at war, but two war correspondents described the astonishing extent and toll of recent U.S.
As negotiations on the war in Syria resume in Geneva, civil society groups say their voices are not being heard.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad describes the ongoing Syria conflict as a campaign to change Arabs' identity.
Translation: Israel is allied with Washington's regime change objective, Syrian territory attacked to advance this aim.
A new study by Save The Children, based on more than 450 interviews with adults and children across the country, reveals that six years of war have left a generation with massive invisible scars, as humanitarian aid efforts dwindle. ... With Trump ...
Russia is helping Syrian Kurdish YPG forces to establish a military base in northern Syria that will be used to train its fighters, the militia says.
Syria's chlorine problem: the human toll of chlorine attacks in six years of civil war.
The Syrian conflict represents a major paradigm shift in the way in which conflict plays out -- previous conflicts did not take place in connected environments like Syria." McNaboe discovered he could use facebook, YouTube and twitter to gather ...
Syrian security forces have engaged in fierce clashes with rebels on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. Artillery shells and rockets landed in the heart of the capital as part of a surprise rebel attack launched in the Jobar district.
"They wait until the fog sets in, limiting the visibility of the Turkish border guards, and then they run for their lives." Abdo, 31, is a people smuggler from a Syrian village near the northern city of Idlib. Before the war he was a farmer, but now he ...
Washington has sent 400 troops from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit to northern Syria to set up an artillery base as part of preparations for a planned military offensive to capture the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State.
A new report published in The Lancet presents a grim picture of humanitarian abuses in Syria. It claims that more than 800 healthcare workers have been killed in the country since the outbreak of a civil war in 2011. The study estimated 814 medical ...
Residents and fighters from the last remaining rebel stronghold in the Syrian city of Homs are facing a life or death choice.
The Israeli retaliatory missile launches is the most serious incident between Israel and Syria since the Syrian civil war began six years ago. In April 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had admitted for the first time that Israel had ...
... and joy left out of Syria. An entire generation of children who don't flinch at explosions or artillery fire in the distance.
Within weeks, there will be almost 3,500 new American troops on the ground in the Middle East, if not more. The latest increase has been in Syria, a war zone that the Trump administration clearly has no problems displaying new and increasing "show of ...
A coalition of hardline Islamist rebel groups accused the U.S. Friday of conducting a deadly airstrike on a mosque between the northwestern Syrian provinces of Aleppo and Idlib. The attack came amid an ongoing campaign by the Russia-backed Syrian Army ...
This week marked the sixth anniversary of the Syrian war - and it was an especially brutal seven days, with a mosque allegedly damaged by a U.S.
For six years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. An estimated 4.9 million Syrians have fled their homeland, filling refugee camps in neighboring countries, and another six million remain displaced inside ...
Russia, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, terrorist groups, and other countries have participated in varying extents in the war in Syria, which began six years ago as an uprising against Syrian President Assad's oppressive regime. As was the case with ...
Syria has now completed six full years of war, and entering its seventh year, there are signs of changes on the ground, but not necessarily the sort of changes that are going to end the war itself, so much as continue the ongoing transition between ...
was the first chant Lina Shamy shouted against the Syrian regime in April 2011. She remembers her eyes tearing when the word left her throat.
Damascus - suicide bombers hit the main judicial building and a restaurant in Damascus Wednesday, killing at least 30 people and spreading fear across Syria's capital as the country's civil war entered its seventh year with no end in sight. The ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Doctors who worked in Syria are describing horrific conditions in the war-torn country and pleading with U.S.
Two suicide bombings hit the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, killing dozens as the country's war entered its seventh year.
More than 800 health workers have died in "acts of war crimes" in Syria since 2011, in hospital bombings, shootings, torture and executions perpetrated mainly by government-backed forces, researchers said Wednesday.
The rhetoric of the Syrian conflict is sprawling, immense. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for human rights called it the "worst man-made disaster the world has seen since WWII.
The Syrian war, which has been going on for almost six years already, is one of the most complicated conflicts for humanitarian organizations, Marianne Gasser, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Syria told RT in ...
women and children make up three-quarters of the refugees. Not everybody flees the country. Many stay in Syria, which is highly risky, especially for the very young.
One year ago, Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations diplomat tasked with finding a peaceful solution to the war in Syria, described the subject of political transition as "the mother of all issues" in negotiations between the Syrian government and the ...
At least 14 children died in an air strike in the rebel-held Idlib province and 31 people were killed in two suicide bombings in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, the same day the country marked the sixth anniversary of start of its bloody ...
The government resorted to increasingly violent crackdowns, prompting the establishment of a growing number of armed opposition groups.
The government resorted to increasingly violent crackdowns, prompting the establishment of a growing number of armed opposition groups.
Mouawiya Syasneh does not like to reflect on the past six years as the memories only bring pain and sadness. But it is the sense of guilt that weighs heaviest on the 20-year-old.
United Nations - The Syrian government committed "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, according to a new report Tuesday from a civil rights ...
Six years ago this week, the first protests against Bashar al-Assad's rule began in Syria. The protests led to a violent crackdown and then civil war. On Monday, the UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the death ...


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