War and Conflict

On-the-ground reports and documentaries that explore global war zones and the U.S.'s involvement, including the war in Yemen, the Iran-Saudi conflict, Syria and more.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Announces Arrests of “Death Squad” Linked to Activist Assassinations
The arrests were a rare sign of progress in an investigation critics say has moved too slowly, while the assassination squads operate with impunity — as reported in our recent documentary "Iraq's Assassins."
February 17, 2021
Episode 10: "It's all behind me now"
Matthew talks about his escape, his future and how he feared he’d never see America again.
February 12, 2021
U.S. Shifts Policy in Yemen, But the War Is Not Over Yet
The Biden administration announced two policy decisions last week, both major reversals from the Trump era, that aid and human-rights groups see as the first steps toward ending the war in Yemen — but say there's more work to come.
February 9, 2021
‘Absolute Fear’: 'Iraq's Assassins' Filmmaker Ramita Navai on How Iraqis View Iran-Backed Shia Militias
Ramita Navai, one of the producers and directors of "Iraq's Assassins," discusses the mass protests in Iraq, the Iran-backed Shia militias now accused of killing their critics and why the militias view activists as a threat.
February 9, 2021
12 FRONTLINE Documentaries on Iraq’s Sectarian Divide
And how actions by outside actors, include the U.S. and Iran, have often fueled the antagonism.
February 9, 2021
This Yemeni Doctor Has Treated COVID Patients for Months Without Pay While Living in the Hospital
Dr. Tariq Qassem’s story, featured in "Yemen’s COVID Cover-Up," sheds light on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, including the Houthi suspension of doctors' salaries, the impact of international aid cuts and the Saudi blockade.
February 9, 2021
Intel Officer: Murder of Hisham al-Hashimi Was Ordered by Shia Militia Kata’ib Hezbollah
The comments about the death of the prominent Iraqi counterterrorism expert come in the new FRONTLINE documentary ‘Iraq’s Assassins.’
February 9, 2021
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Yemen’s COVID Cover-Up
How the coronavirus pandemic has deepened Yemen's humanitarian crisis.
February 9, 2021
Biden Announces End to U.S. Support for Offensives in War-Torn Yemen
President Joe Biden also designated a new U.S. special envoy to Yemen, the site of what the UN has called the world's "worst humanitarian crisis" and the subject of a new FRONTLINE documentary.
February 4, 2021
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Iraq's Assassins
How Iranian-backed Shia militias are terrorizing Iraq.
February 9, 2021
'Serious Threats' Ahead: Human Rights Experts Voice Concern for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar Following Military Coup
Experts are worried the change in power will further endanger human rights protections in Myanmar, especially of Rohingya Muslims, whom FRONTLINE covered in the 2018 film "Myanmar's Killing Fields."
February 2, 2021
Episode 9: "The rest be damned"
After years of insisting she’s innocent, Sam pleads guilty and Moussa’s exes reveal more about the man that led her to Syria.
February 1, 2021