Syria in Crisis

An oil well on the front line near Rojava, Syria, Oct. 3, 2015. (photo by Andia/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Smuggling crackdown highlights resilience of northeast Syria’s oil trade

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 | Dan Wilkofsky, Contributor

Despite a joint Kurdish-US crackdown against oil smugglers from northeast Syria toward government-controlled territories, trade continues.

Astana trio, UN launch Syrian Constitutional Committee

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 | Marianna Belenkaya, Contributor

The launch of the Syrian Constitutional Committee provides hopes for a fresh start, but there's also enough room for skepticism.

Erdogan still under fire in Iran despite Syria agreement

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 | Al-Monitor Staff, Contributor

While Iran's Foreign Ministry has welcomed the Russia-Turkey agreement on Syria, the Turkish president remains in hot water over the offensive he launched against Syrian Kurds.

A look at what’s going on in eastern Syria

Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 | Himbervan Kose, Contributor

Tens of thousands in Hasakah province are already displaced by Erdogan’s freshly launched Operation Spring of Peace.

Assad’s forces resume shelling of Idlib

Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 | Khaled al-Khateb, Contributor

President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have suspended a cease-fire and resumed airstrikes against Syria’s last rebel stronghold of Idlib, accusing the opposition of violating the truce.


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