• Rebel-on-Rebel Violence in Syria Threatens the Fight Against Assad

    “We cannot focus on just Assad anymore but have to always look over our shoulders at who is behind us,” said one opposition activist. ISIS and the al-Nusra Front are bringing the fight to the FSA's doorstep.

  • Dodging Bullets with Syrian Rebels Who Love Soccer and Adolf Hitler

    I spent a week living with the Free Syrian Army just north of Damascus.

  • A Munitions Expert Weighs in on Last Month's Chemical Attacks in Damascus

    Independent munitions expert Eliot Higgins, a.k.a. "Brown Moses," has put forward a particularly convincing case linking the regime to the sarin gas attacks, which corroborates firmly with the information gathered by NGOs and the intelligence agencies...

  • Inside the Free Syrian Army's DIY Weapons Workshops

    The makeshift army fighting Bashar al-Assad's troops may be armed with plenty of ancient Kalashnikovs, a steady stream of young men ready to fight and die, and an unshakeable belief that Allah is on their side. But they lack heavy weapons and...

  • Syrian Rebels Are Getting Serious Help from a House in Suburban Ontario

    The Syrian Support Group is doing a tremendous amount of work to help organize the Free Syrian Army, mainly through Skype and Paypal. One of the group's founders, Louay Sakka, works out of his home in Oakville, Ontario, and we called him to learn what...

  • Συρία

    Μια από τις πιο πλήρεις και βάναυσα ειλικρινείς καταγραφές ενός πολέμου που συνεχίζει να αποσταθεροποιεί όλο και περισσότερο την περιοχή της Μέσης Ανατολής

  • Meet the Ladies of the Free Syrian Army

    Just a few hundred meters from the Turkey-Syria border lies Atmeh, a once quiet farm town that has become a safe haven for the Free Syrian Army. Fifteen thousand Syrians roam freely, displaced by the civil war. There’s also Auntie Mahmoud’s house—a...

  • Interviews with Syrian Army Defectors

    Today, we're serving up two interviews Robert King conducted in the field with Abu Ahmad, a civil engineer and defector from the Syrian Army, and Akhi Muhammad, a defected Free Syrian Army officer from Damascus.

  • Inside Aleppo's 'Stalingrad'

    I am traveling with the Free Syrian Army on the front line of the al-Arqub neighborhood in Aleppo. Sniper rounds crack as the bullets zip over our heads. The acidic taste of gunpowder scares my throat and burns my waterless tear ducts. Just a half mile...

  • Interviews with a Commander and a Rebel Soldier in the FSA

    VICE reached out to Robert King in an attempt to arrive at the twisted core of the matter in Syria. Today, we're serving up two interviews he conducted with the commander of the largest FSA brigade in Aleppo and a carpenter turned FSA rebel.

  • Robert King Is the Bulletproof Ghost of Conflict Reporting

    The situation in Syria is like many others throughout history—the eventual fallout of a religious minority ruling and oppressing the majority. I’m just trying to record it all, and I’ll be back soon. That’s the best I can do.

  • Not All Syrians Side With the Rebels

    I spoke to a group of Syrian expats in Paris about how Assad might not be the only one to blame in this war.