World Sep 16

Syria’s rebel Idlib prepares for a losing battle

BEIRUT — They dug trenches around towns, reinforced caves for cover and put up sand bags around their positions. They issued calls to arms, urging young men to join in the defense of Idlib, the Syrian province where opposition fighters…

World Aug 16

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Syria sets its sights on the last rebel holdout

The war inside Syria has been raging for seven years, with half a million dead, millions displaced and the complicated battlefield dramatically shifted. Now Bashar al-Assad’s army is preparing for what could be the war’s final major battle. Nick Schifrin…

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