Syria in Crisis


Syrian Democratic Forces fighters walk with their weapons during an offensive against Islamic State militants in northern Raqqa province, Syria, Feb. 8, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Rodi Said)

Erdogan banks on motley crew of Syrian armed groups

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 | Week in Review

Turkey’s Syria partners seen as "ill-disciplined, untrained and inexperienced"; Erodgan links opposition to referendum to coup plotters; Mattis rules out US-Russia military cooperation "for now."

Return to Aleppo: A squandered legacy

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 | Fehim Taştekin, Columnist

Historic Aleppo was the center of many empires over the centuries but now resembles a city plundered once again by Mongols.

Fighting in Aleppo makes headlines in Tehran

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 | Changiz M. Varzi, Contributor

Conservative news outlets in Iran celebrate victories of the Syrian army in Aleppo.

TIMELINE: Key players reflect on US policy in Syria

Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

In this interactive timeline, US lawmakers and former administration officials open up about their failure to prevent disaster in Syria.

The Evolution of ISIS

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 | Translated from assafir

The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, appeared only recently in Syria but has been able to quickly eclipse other groups.

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