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By Ali Rogin, Layla Quran
In the years-long battle to retake northeastern Syria from ISIS, a small but powerful band of fighters led the way. The women of the YPJ, a Syrian-Kurdish force, fought alongside their male counterparts and face-to-face against ISIS. Author and journalist…
By Amna Nawaz, Ali Rogin
A roadside bombing on Thursday killed a senior Syrian cleric who played a key role in government deals with rebel fighters, according to Syrian state media and a government website.
By Associated Press
The State Department and the Treasury said 39 Syrian individuals, including Assad and his wife, had been designated for the new sanctions.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The brutal war in Syria is now in its 10th year, and amid renewed bombing by the air corps of Bashar al-Assad and his Russian backers, a new worry looms: coronavirus. The country’s health care system has been destroyed in…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
By Nick Schifrin
In northwest Syria, Idlib province has become home to hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians, many of whom sought to escape the regime of Bashar al-Assad by fleeing to Turkey. Now those civilians face a worsening humanitarian situation, stranded outside…
By Albert Aji, Zeina Karam, Associated Press
The flight carrying Syrian officials and journalists was a symbolic message from President Bashar Assad's government, days after its forces consolidated control over the northwestern province of Aleppo and seized the last segments of the strategic M5 highway linking Aleppo…
In Syria, only one pocket of resistance to the Assad regime remains, in Idlib province. But since late last year, Assad’s military has been relentlessly attacking the region, and now, nearly a million people have been forced from their homes…
In our news wrap Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Syria to meet with its president, Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus. Syrian state media released images of the two leaders, who also met with military commanders. Also, the Justice Department…
By Albert Aji, Daria Litvinova, Associated Press
While the official statements made during the previously unannounced visit made no mention of the killing last week of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the timing was conspicuous.
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