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U.S. ability to influence events in Syria has been vanishingly small since Barack Obama ignored the "red line" he drew in 2012 regarding Syrian ... If at this late date the only, or primary, U.S. objective in Syria -- and it is not a contemptible one -- is to economize violence and minimize atrocities, the ... chemical weapons
This was shown as evidence that the PYD, which is considered the Syrian arm of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), would use civilians as human shields in the anticipated urban warfare. In the end, the PYD retreated from the center of Afrin and the urban warfare expected to take place with ...

As the Syrian government presses on with reconstruction plans for the northern city of Aleppo, Syria Deeply's expert community warns against excluding residents ... There is a need to protect against dangerous types of rebuilding or urban planning schemes that disfigure the historical character of Aleppo.
Despite expected new arrivals and registrations, some spontaneous returns are projected to take place in the coming two years, mainly among refugees living outside of camps in urban, peri-urban and rural areas. Considering the current landscape in Syria, where the level of destruction of infrastructure ...
The linking of the Russian air defence picture in Syria - informed by modern and highly capable radars such as those found on Russian naval ships and the feared S-400 system at Latakia - to the Syrian regime's own Russian-supplied air defence system means that the missile batteries which ... France UK
U.S. ability to influence events in Syria has been vanishingly small since Barack Obama ignored the "red line" he drew in 2012 regarding Syrian chemical ... If at this late date the only, or primary, U.S. objective in Syria--and it is not a contemptible one--is to economize violence and minimize atrocities, ...

This case study is focused on Sultanbeyli, a district located at the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkey. It explores the Syrian refugee ... Here, Syrian refugees struggle with exclusion and poverty among other groups of urban poor, and are integrating with the urban fabric. All previous research on migration ... Turkey refugees
U.S. ability to influence events in Syria has been vanishingly small since Barack Obama ignored the "red line" he drew in 2012 regarding Syrian ... If at this late date the only, or primary, U.S. objective in Syria -- and it is not a contemptible one -- is to economize violence and minimize atrocities, the ...
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says regime strikes killed over 30 civilians in eastern Ghouta's Zamalka town as people were preparing to flee ... A wounded man is carried following an air strike on the rebel-held besieged town of Arbin, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital ...
This week the Syrian crisis entered its eighth year. ... They must know already that a war of vengeance is a war without end, one in which everybody loses. ... Syria is a conflict characterized by regular breaches of international humanitarian law: sieges, blockades, disproportionate attacks in urban areas, ...
My thoughts are with Syrian families, who have played no part in the conflict and whose homes, livelihoods and hopes have been destroyed, and with everyone working bravely to save life and alleviate suffering inside Syria, in unimaginably difficult circumstances. Until there is peace in Syria, we must stay ...
The transfer of personnel from the Kurdish-led, American-backed militia known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, or S.D.F., is a blow to Washington's effort ... the Y.P.G., which has carved out a zone of de facto autonomy from the Syrian government within Afrin and in a larger swath of northeastern Syria, last ...
Civilians checking their destroyed houses and belongings in Al-Asqalani neighborhood in Irbin town, Eastern Ghouta Syria. ... It is the first time the Syrian regime has announced territory control of Eastern Ghouta since launching an offensive on the rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of Damascus on ...
Resentment against Syrians living in Turkey is rising, particularly in the country's urban centers where most Syrians live, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has warned in a recent report. The ICG particularly flagged up the hard-scrabble Istanbul district of Sultangazi as a site where tensions are rising amid ...
The Syrian Civil Defence, a volunteer rescue group also known as the White Helmets, said the Syrian government hit Irbin with chlorine gas, phosphorus bombs and napalm. This is the second alleged chemical attack in a matter of days. On Wednesday night, activists in residential the town of Hamouriyah ...

Although the war has ended in Homs, Syria's third-largest city before the war, it persists in other parts of the country. The assault on Eastern Ghouta continues. Just this week, a report from Unicef detailed how last year was the worst year of the war for Syrian children; an entire generation is being scarred.
REWARDING EXPERIENCE IN SYRIA >> Sgt. 1st Class Craig Strahm, with 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, served for part of the deployment as a platoon sergeant with Bandit Troop working out of Northern Syria. They established a U.S. presence there and kept different factions focused on fighting ...
Ghouta is an agricultural region ringing Damascus, part of which has succumbed to urban expansion and slum housing in recent decades. ... According to REACH, a bag of flat bread, which is a staple food in Syria, now costs 94 Syrian pounds in Damascus but 1,500 Syrian pounds in Eastern Ghouta.
Fresh strikes on Friday, by the Syria regime and its Russian ally, killed at least 38 civilians, including 11 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ... The dire images of civilian victims bleeding to death in understaffed hospitals and the scope of the urban destruction have shocked the world and ...
He began working as a civilian for the revolution, in Kobani, Syria, and was one of the first founders and organizers of the Syrian Democratic Forces. ... which gave the S.D.F. an edge over the Islamic State, but he said, with all due respect, the local fighters were better than the American allies at urban ...
The report described the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)'s efforts to forge a nationalist mythos on Turkey based on the successful ... In one light, July 15 is the closest thing to a military victory Erdoğan has, aside from a wheezing and partial victory in the Euphrates Shield operation in Syria.
In recent years, the country has won plaudits for inviting in more than 65,000 Haitians after that country's 2010 earthquake and promising to accept 100,000 Syrian refugees. A souring economy and dampened public mood, however, have since compelled Brazilian authorities to reneg on their Syria ...
... just 10 miles northeast of Syria's capital, was once the breadbasket of Damascus. Known for its liberal-minded residents, religious and ethnic diversity, democratically inclined politicians, and independently wealthy entrepreneurs, it has long been loathed by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and his regime.
MANBIJ, Syria — Two senior American generals came to the front line outside the Syrian city of Manbij on Wednesday flying outsized American flags .... is far from over in Syria, even though the group has been expelled from all urban areas, like Manbij, which the Americans and their Syrian allies cleared in ...
"The unresolved plight of millions of Syrian refugees and IDPs remains a humanitarian crisis," Tillerson said. "The catastrophic state of affairs is directly related to the continued lack of security and legitimate governance in Syria itself. Assad has gassed his own people, he has barrel bombed entire villages ...
... violence between host communities and Syrian refugees increased threefold in the second half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. Growing grievances in Turkey's largest metropolises Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir are driving inter-ethnic rivalries, socio-economic inequality and urban violence.
Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan: UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to "find a way" to solve Syria´s nearly eight-year war during a tour Sunday of a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. "It is heartbreaking to return to Jordan and witness the levels of hardship and trauma among ...
Actress and UN refugee agency envoy special envoy Angelina Jolie smiles at children during a visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Azraq in northern Jordan, ... UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to “find a way” to solve Syria's nearly eight-year war during a tour Sunday of a ...
Turkey's Erdogan says his new Syrian invasion just might sweep all the way across northern Syria — potentially threatening U.S. troops and their Kurdish partners who helped retake Raqqa from ISIS, Reuters reports. In some ways this is hardly surprising since, from the start, “Erdogan has said Turkish ...
The scene in Saadallah al-Jabiri Square on a recent day was very different from what it was during nearly four years of war that wrecked Syria's ... For the next few years, the opposition fighting Assad around the country saw their enclave in Aleppo as the jewel of their uprising, their strongest urban center.
The scene in Saadallah al-Jabiri Square on a recent day was very different from what it was during nearly four years of war that wrecked Syria's ... For the next few years, the opposition fighting Assad around the country saw their enclave in Aleppo as the jewel of their uprising, their strongest urban center.
“It is out of the question to have a direct clash between Turkey and the U.S. in the region,” he said at a news briefing for international reporters Sunday. By nightfall Turkish troops seemed to have advanced only a few miles into Syria. Syrian fighters allied with Turkish forces claimed to have seized control of ...
Russia responded on 5 January to an attack by a swarm of drones targeting a Russian airbase in north-western Syria and a naval station on the ... Hamas, Houthi rebels, Libyan rebels, various Syrian rebel groups, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc), and Colombian and Mexican drug ...
And while they no longer maintain a hold on urban centers, pockets of Islamic State fighters remain along the Euphrates River Valley, near the border of Iraq and Syria, as well as in desert stretches of both countries. A Syrian Kurdish-led force would stabilize the porous, no-man's land along the Syrian ...
Russia's defense ministry said Friday it tracked down and killed the group of militants responsible for a recent coordinated drone attack against one of its bases in Syria. Experts said swarm-like attacks using weaponized drones is a growing threat and likely to only get worse. They also said the possibility ...
Russia's Khmeimim airbase in southwest Syria has increasingly become a target of regular attacks by armed fighters since New Year's Eve, when a cadre of ... identified as “assault drones,” 10 of which headed for the base, while the other 3 peeled off toward a Russian naval port in the Syrian city of Tartus.
Shelling and bombardment of the enclave, where the humanitarian conditions have sharply deteriorated, has claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians in recent weeks. The latest casualties came on Monday when air strikes killed a child and two other civilians in Madira, a village in Eastern Ghouta, the ...
Galea S, Tracy M, Norris F, et al: Financial and social circumstances and the incidence and course of PTSD in Mississippi during the first two years after ... perspectives of protracted displacement: an ethnographic insight into the isolation and coping mechanisms of Syrian women and girls living as urban ...
Khawam stopped painting in 2001 after the events of 9/11, but picked up his brush again in 2015 influenced by the Syrian crisis. "My primary focus is of my birthplace--the city of Aleppo with urban scenes of collapsed apartment floors, fallen balconies, curved rooftops and punched holes in the building ...
The Syrian government had started construction on the hospital before the conflict, and by the time opposition forces took control of Idlib, the building .... Urban activists and residents in Syria's third-largest city say Assad's forces have intentionally destroyed traditional buildings in the city center, but not for ...
They have helped secure Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. Hezbollah has a stranglehold on Lebanon. The leading Shiite ... Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has spoken of Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq as being part of Iran's forward defense. His close advisor Ali Akbar Velayati, while in Lebanon in ...
A man watches as smoke rises from Harasta area, as seen from Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria November 14, 2017. Credit: ... They said the army was amassing elite forces to prepare for a major assault on the Military Vehicles Administration, which is besieged by rebels. At least ...
This structure, exceptional in its extent and designed to protect urban areas and their hinterlands, is composed of a series of fortresses, small forts, towers, and enclosures that run along the mountainous ridge which dominates the steppes of central Syria. The researchers' work suggests that the fortresses ...
“The world is silently looking on as Russia and Syria tighten the noose around the suffering population of Eastern Ghouta with unlawful strikes, .... On November 23, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a Russian or Syrian aircraft carried out about eight strikes on the Eastern Ghouta town of Irbin, three residents ...
Millions more are being further displaced or trying to flee out of the country, moving through Daraa towards Syria´s southern border to escape violence in conflict zones around the region. Traversing this path to relative safety is not easy. The Syrian conflict has divided the country into a patchwork of ...
Ryan S. Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led operation in Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters on Tuesday that pronouncements from Russia and Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad about ISIS's defeat were premature. "Despite recent claims from Russia that Syria is free ...
WASHINGTON – A pair of U.S. warplanes intercepted two Russia jets over a part of Syria they were not supposed to be operating in, the Pentagon said Thursday. At one point during Wednesday's incident, the American F-22 Raptor stealth fighters deployed chaff and flares to convince the Russian Su-25s ...
So, it was left to the leader of the Syrian opposition Nasr Al Hariri to challenge the United Nations, its Syria envoy, and the world community to ... paying lip service to the 'peace process', the regime is continuing full steam with its scorched-earth policies of indiscriminate aerial bombardment in urban areas, ...


 

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