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…
By Associated Press
Russia, Iran and Bashar al-Assad's regime are on the verge of launching a major assault on Idlib, the remaining Syrian holdout of both radical militants and more moderate opposition, in what is likely the last big battle of the war.
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…
Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons last week spurred strikes by the U.S. and its allies in the war-torn country this weekend. But what effect did the latest military action have on the country's weapons cache, and will it stop…
By PBS NewsHour
By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
The Western airstrikes targeting suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities might have rained down punishment from the sky, but they will not fundamentally degrade a war machine whose main bases, weaponry and personnel remain in place.
By Zeina Karam, Philip Issa, Associated Press
Syrian rebels agreed to give up their last foothold in the eastern suburbs of Damascus hours after an alleged gas attack killed at least 40 people.
By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
Syrian President Bashar Assad's government is denying the allegations of such an attack on a rebel-held town near Damascus, the capital.
Seven years ago, Eastern Ghouta was a green suburb. Today the UN calls it “hell on Earth,” and the potential site of crimes against humanity. In the last two weeks, more than 650 civilians have been killed and thousands injured…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. is "looking for evidence" that the Syrian government has used the deadly chemical sarin on its citizens.
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