Years before his full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s intervention to help President Bashar al-Assad stay in power in Syria was accused of targeting civilians and fueling a refugee crisis.
March 11, 2022
These films — selected from two decades of extensive FRONTLINE reporting, with many available to stream for the first time in years — probe that fateful day and its lasting impacts on America and the world.
August 31, 2021
President Biden said July 26 the U.S. combat mission in Iraq is drawing to a close. These documentaries illuminate the Iraq War and its aftermath.
July 28, 2021
10 Years in, Explore the Syrian Conflict’s Origins, Evolution and Toll in These Streaming Documentaries
FRONTLINE’s Syria-related documentaries take you back to the beginning.
March 12, 2021
A report released this week by the Department of Defense’s Inspector General details the group's evolving presence in Syria and Iraq.
August 8, 2019
As Iraq's prime minister announces the end of major military operations against ISIS, here are four documentaries to watch on the evolution of the ISIS threat.
December 11, 2017
Whether dead or alive, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi has been key to the rise of the Islamic State.
June 16, 2017
The ADE 651 bomb detector, which was modeled on a novelty golf ball finder, has been known to be fake for years.
July 6, 2016
A senior U.S. official said this week that airstrikes have killed 10,000 ISIS fighters. So why does the group continue to expand its territory?
June 4, 2015
A new short film is a surprising glimpse into the everyday lives of ordinary young Iraqis.
March 11, 2015
The U.S. announced that the coalition's military campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria had cost the group 50 percent of its top commanders and 6,000 fighters.
January 22, 2015
An Al Qaeda group's threat to kill journalist Luke Somers raises the debate over whether to meet terrorists' demands if it may set hostages free.
December 4, 2014