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It is sickening that over 167 White Helmet volunteers have lost their lives as they try to rescue survivors as a result of being deliberately targeted by pro-regime forces in double-tap strikes.' Since the war began, the UK has committed £2.46bn to Syria, its largest contribution to any humanitarian crisis, Ms ...
Seven years of Syria's civil war: What Brookings experts are saying ... On Friday, March 23, a panel of Brookings experts discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria. Listen to the event here. Seven years after the Syrian uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, the country remains mired in conflict.

This March is the seventh anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian civil war. Since then, some 400,000 have been killed, and over 5.5 million refugees have streamed out of Syria; millions more have lost their homes. Over a million Syrian refugees live in Jordan, thousands of them in sprawling refugee ...
Due to heavy bombing in many parts of Syria like Aleppo, Homs and Daraya, a further 400,000 civilians still remain trapped in major rebel enclaves throughout Syria. Recently, the Syrian Civil War has become the battleground for a number of different fronts, including U.S. coalition forces, Sunni Arab ...
Syrian refugees wait outside their shelters in late January at Zaatari camp near Mafraq, Jordan. The U.S. has a responsibility to help Jordan and stop the war in Syria, human rights advocate Kerry Kennedy said in a meeting with Nobel laureates. (Credit: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters via CNS.) ...
Following is a transcript of the video. Andrew Parasiliti: Russia takes a broader view of what it considers to be terrorist groups than the United States does. Why Russia is so involved with the Syrian Civil War. Parasiliti: I tend to find that Russia's interests in Syria are pretty clear and they are as follows: One, ...

Before the civil war, the country was, by Arab standards, solidly middle income. It is estimated that it will ... “It's very difficult for us, as Syrians, who have watched this from the beginning of the revolution. For us it feels like ... “That threatens to morph the Syrian civil war into the Syria war,” he said. “This is very ...
On March 15, Syria will face the seventh anniversary of its civil war. More than 400,000 Syrians have died, according to most estimates. Well over 11 million have been pushed out of their homes, often to refugee camps in neighboring nations. Millions of Syrians live in refugee camps in surrounding ...
Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam has agreed to evacuate jihadist fighters being held in its prisons in besieged Eastern Ghouta, a statement says. The group says the decision was made in consultation with a delegation that entered with a UN aid convoy. The Syrian government has stepped up efforts to ...
He said the series had been discussed on Syrian state TV as well as Orient, a pro-opposition network station: "They've never agreed on anything except on this show. Part of its success is that Syrians feel it talks about human stories. It leaves it to the audience to choose their point of view, and not call this ...
It's become a frontline between rebel forces and the Syrian regime, making living conditions unbearable. Hope has faded that a cease-fire put in place last week could bring relief to civilians there, as there are reports of Syrian forces seizing a quarter of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta today. In the last two weeks ...
In northern Syria, on a different front of the country's seven-year civil war, Turkey says it has captured a Kurdish town in the northern region of Afrin. At least 36 pro-Syrian government troops - sent to support Kurdish forces - are said to have died in a Turkish air strike. Turkey launched a military offensive in ...
“Siege, starve, and surrender”: inside the next phase of the Syrian civil war ... Jennifer Cafarella, a Syria expert at the Institute for the Study of War, says that Assad is trying to “recapture every square inch of Syrian territory. ... At the time, it was one of the biggest and most horrific attacks in the civil war.
The Islamic State began as a split within Jabhat al-Nusra, with al-Qaida-loyal leaders in Syria fighting with those loyal to al-Qaida's supposed affiliate in Iraq. The Islamic State itself fought against a range of other Islamist groups in Syria, some of which overlapped ideologically with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's ...
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor estimates that more than 250 have been killed in the Russia-backed assault since Sunday night. Some 400,000 men, women and children are estimated to remain in the last rebel stronghold close to Damascus, Assad's seat of power.
But with the breach of Israeli airspace by perennial foe Iran, Israel was forced to respond, launching an airstrike on Syrian and Iranian military positions. The Syrians shot down an Israeli jet (the first Israeli jet to be downed by an enemy since 1982), and the Israelis continued to hit numerous military positions ...
THE ISSUE: The military and humanitarian crisis in Syria continues and is growing more complicated every day. The conflict includes a wide array of actors, each of which have different and often conflicting incentives and priorities in the region. As it becomes increasingly clear that the Bashar Assad regime ...

The Syrian civil war, which began with a crackdown of pro-democracy demonstrators by President Bashar al-Assad's government forces in 2011, has resulted in the deaths of more than 465,000 Syrians. More than a million people have been injured and at least 12 million have been forced to leave their ...
Medics in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area of Syria say an attack on Sunday initially suspected to have involved chlorine did not use toxic gas. ... The attack targeted the town of Hammoria and led to the evacuation of dozens of civilians, according to the Syrian Civil Defence, whose volunteer rescue ...
The implications of the Syrian civil war for the wider world are on display in Idlib. Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has vowed to advance to Idlib after his forces took control of Afrin. The tragic lesson of Syria is that military successes do not result in peace but rather prompt the victors to wage yet ...
It is almost seven years since unrest in Syria began and spiraled into a civil war that has killed perhaps 500,000 people and displaced millions more. The war and associated diplomacy offers us much to chew on, but the counterterrorism implications are particularly striking—for Syria is both a ...
The Islamic State began as a split within Jabhat al-Nusra, with al-Qaida-loyal leaders in Syria fighting with those loyal to al-Qaida's supposed affiliate in Iraq. The Islamic State itself fought against a range of other Islamist groups in Syria, some of which overlapped ideologically with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's ...
Despite multiple attempts to negotiate an end to hostilities, the level of foreign involvement in Syria means that the war will not cease until external actors decide that it should. Although particularly complex, the Syrian civil war is an example of a general trend: civil wars are lasting longer and are ...
At least four civilians have been killed during a truce in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, activists said, as Syrian government forces launched fresh attacks in the rebel-held Damascus suburb. Syrian warplanes launched several air raids in Douma and Harasta on Tuesday, Mahmoud Adam, a spokesman for Syria's ...
Dr Mohamad Katoub, a Turkey-based doctor with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), which supports hospitals in the Eastern Ghouta and other rebel-held areas, told the BBC: "We don't believe that this truce will bring any benefits for the civilians inside Eastern Ghouta. Five hours is not enough to ...
Every passing day, it is becoming clearer that Operation Olive Branch is a game-changer in Syria. Currently in its sixth week, the operation's success has forced various proxies, including the People's Protection Units (YPG) and Shiite militias, to look for new options. It will take some time to assess the ...
The UN has renewed its appeal for an immediate truce in the besieged Syrian rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area, amid reports of more deaths in air strikes. The UN Security Council demanded on Saturday that all parties cease fighting for 30 days "without delay". But the Syrian government's ally Russia said ...
But with the breach of Israeli airspace by perennial foe Iran, Israel was forced to respond, launching an airstrike on Syrian and Iranian military positions. The Syrians shot down an Israeli jet (the first Israeli jet to be downed by an enemy since 1982), and the Israelis continued to hit numerous military positions ...
But you can't really argue that Syria has recovered from its 2011 civil war. And the Trump administration isn't trying to. The Trump administration is extending Temporary Protected Status for Syrians — i.e., allowing the Syrians who already have it to reapply for another 18 months of protection from ...
On the one hand the administration is not going to expand American involvement in Syria's civil war, on the other it is going to end that war on terms ... Turkey and allied Syrian rebels have pressed on with Operation Olive Branch in the Kurdish-controlled Afrin enclave despite mounting international concern ...
In 2012 Aisha Al Masri, her husband Muhammad Jabor and their five children fled Daraq, Syria after the outbreak of the civil war. But Ghada Alahmad's family came first to Winston-Salem, traveling from Idlib, Syria to Lebanon where they remained for two and a half years before finding refuge in the Triad.
In extending Temporary Protected Status to some 7,000 Syrians currently in the US, the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged that war-convulsed country remained unsafe for them to return. “It is clear that the conditions upon which Syria's designation was based continue to exist, therefore an ...
The Congress of Syrian National Dialogue, Russia's unlikely peace conference apparently aimed at trying to bring an end to a devastating civil war, was several months in the making. By the time it started, three hours late and without a clear timetable, it was teetering on disaster. A key delegation of the ...
The temple at Ain Dara in northern Syria was severely damaged in an airstrike by Turkish forces. ... The temple, one of the largest and most extensively ancient excavated structures in Syria, is famous for its intricate stone sculptures of lions and sphinxes, and for its similarities to Solomon's Temple—the first ...
Syrians living under Temporary Protected Status in the United States will know by Tuesday whether the Trump administration is extending those protections or canceling them, as it has done with ... "In all, Syria remains unstable, destroyed and wholly unsafe for the return of Syrian TPS holders at this time.".
According to the United Nations, Idlib is home to an estimated 2.6 million Syrians, including many internally displaced people who have already fled fighting elsewhere in the country. The attacks come as Russian-sponsored diplomatic talks over the future of Syria are set to begin in the Black Sea resort city ...
Turkish air strikes have seriously damaged an ancient temple in Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, the Syrian government and a monitoring group say. Pictures ... Many of Syria's ancient sites have been damaged or destroyed in fighting during the civil war or demolished by IS for being "idolatrous". The sites ...
With a prewar population of 2.3 million, Aleppo not only was Syria's largest city but also its commercial center. More than that, it had a culture all of its own within Syria. Aleppans take enormous pride in their own accent of Syrian Arabic and their city's famed cuisine of roast meats and mezze appetizers.
"I fell in love, I don't know why," confesses Alaa al-Sayed with a lingering gaze towards his beloved. The object of affection for this Syrian historian is the ancient gate of Bab al-Nasr, the Victory Gate. Like the other historic entrances leading into a warren of cobbled lanes in Aleppo's old quarter, part of its ...
Across Syria, buildings lie in ruin. Millions have fled their homes. And historic sites have been shattered, either by military bombardment or at the hands of the Islamic State. But Syrian authorities were hoping that foreign visitors would look past that devastation, as they promoted the country at an ...
Turkish officials have watched in alarm over the past six years of civil war in Syria as the YPG and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance that it dominates have taken control of tens of thousands of square kilometres of territory. In 2016, Turkey supported an offensive by Syrian rebels ...
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan (Kurdistan 24) – Syria's civil war including the fight against the Islamic State (IS) is far from over, a senior Syrian Kurdish politician said on Friday. Aldar Khalil, a member of the Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM), an umbrella organization made up of six political parties and civil ...
Couple torn apart by Syrian civil war finally marry amid the ruins. Maher Samaan stayed in Aleppo throughout the conflict but her beloved Amira fled to Lebanon in 2012. Share; 2Comments. By. Dan Warburton. 19:59, 13 JAN 2018. News. Maher Samaan and her beloved Amira married after being torn apart by the civil war ...
Health workers said six people were treated for minor breathing problems. Some 400,000 locals have been under siege from Russian-backed government forces since 2013. There have been a number of reports of chlorine gas attacks since Syria's civil war broke out, but the government has always denied ...
At least 40 people have reportedly been killed in an explosion and a series of air strikes across the rebel-held north Syrian province of Idlib. The blast, on Sunday night outside the headquarters of the Islamist rebel faction Ajnad al-Qawqaz in the city of Idlib, left 25 people dead. The cause was not clear but ...
Suspected Russian jets have killed at least 30 people, including 11 women and a child, and wounded dozens more in bombing raids on a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said. At least four bombs flattened two buildings in the Eastern Ghouta town of Misraba, ...
Young Syrians ride a motorcycle while flashing the victory sign in the town of Dibsi Afnan in the countryside of Raqqa province, Syria, Dec. 23, 2017. The Syrian army and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces fought the Islamic State separately in Raqqa province this year, driving out IS from its main ...
Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta to Damascus, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria said early on Wednesday. Almost 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta are besieged by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, and the United ...
Syrian rebels and opposition groups on Tuesday rejected Russia's proposed peace talks, accusing Moscow of failing to pressure its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, to end the conflict. Some of Syria's most prominent political groups were among the 40 who signed a series of statements that said the talks ...
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council about the future of Syria and President Bashar Assad as the civil war there shows no ... of Syrians writ large who have been displaced by the conflict, then, actually, Bashar al-Assad controls less than half of the Syrian population and only ...


 

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