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A Staggering New Death Toll for Syria's War -- 470,000
In all, 11.5 percent of Syria's population has been wounded or killed since 2011, according to a grim new report.
February 11, 2016
Can Syria’s Rebels Be Brought into the Political Process?
As diplomacy on the Syrian war moves forward, international powers are trying to answer the question of how to bring the rebels fighting on the ground into the political process.
December 10, 2015
Can Biometrics Solve the Refugee Debate?
As debate rages over whether Syrian refugees should be allowed in the U.S., iris scans and DNA testing are reshaping the screening process.
December 2, 2015
A Campaign of Disappearances in Syria Leaves Thousands Missing
At least 65,116 individuals have been "forcibly disappeared" by the Syrian government, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
November 5, 2015
Inside the Assad Regime's Surreal "Summer in Syria" Campaign
The Assad government sought to promote regime-sponsored cultural events through a marketing campaign called "Summer in Syria," but the effort didn't exactly go as planned.
October 26, 2015
Syria Got Rid of Its Chemical Weapons -- But Reports of Attacks Continue
Since mid-March, rescue workers and doctors have documented 35 barrel bomb attacks inside Syria that allegedly involved the use of weaponized chlorine.
May 26, 2015
In Syria, Darkness Takes On New Meaning After Four Years of War
As the Syrian war enters its fifth year, 11 million people have fled their homes, plunging much of the country into darkness. Those who remain face daily bombardments, food shortages and a crumbling medical infrastructure.
March 11, 2015
New Reports Detail Assad's Brutal Tactics in Syria
The dramatic rise of ISIS has shifted attention away from the conflict in Syria, but a new report provides a bitter reminder that attacks by the Syrian government on its own citizens are continuing unabated.
February 27, 2015
What Happens When Arming the Rebels Goes Wrong?
Despite growing calls for deeper U.S. involvement in the arming and training of Syrian rebel forces fighting ISIS, an internal CIA analysis suggests such efforts do not always go as advertised.
October 30, 2014
How to Train a Rebel Army (Secretly) In Seven Steps
Obama said he wants to step up training for rebel groups in Syria. Here's more on the covert rebel training program that's already in effect.
May 28, 2014
Who's Helping Millions of Syrians Displaced by War?
It's the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, but no one in the international community has oversight or responsibility.
May 27, 2014
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