Syria in Crisis

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters ride atop an armored vehicle after Raqqa was liberated from Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria, Oct. 17, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Erik De Castro)

Raqqa win pulls US deeper into Syria conflict

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 | Jack Detsch, Pentagon Correspondent

The fall of the Islamic State capital could put the US military on a collision course with Assad.

FSA relocating to outside Syria's liberated areas

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017 | Khaled al-Khateb, Contributor

The Free Syrian Army factions in areas liberated in northern Syria are moving their forces out of cities and towns to the outskirts in an effort to end clashes with civilians and ease the minds of returning residents.

Despite tension, Syrian refugees find sympathy in Lebanese villages

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 | Kareem Chehayeb, Contributor

While Lebanon’s impoverished border towns are generally more concerned with pre-existing hardships than those brought by Syrian refugees, some xenophobia has crept into these areas.

Ankara must go through US, Russia to get to YPG

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

Recent developments on the ground suggest that any new Syria incursion by Turkey could encounter unexpected obstacles.

Pentagon says US-backed forces have almost surrounded Raqqa

Monday, Jul. 31, 2017 | Jack Detsch, Pentagon Correspondent

Pentagon officials say the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have liberated about half of the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.

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