Independent diplomats are increasingly being used to mediate conflicts – but who are they accountable to, and how can we judge their success?
“There is no white terrorism and black terrorism,” a general said in response to a question about civilians being bombed in Idlib.
“It’s an indescribable fear”
The chlorine gas attack, which was carried out in May, was part of a wider assault on the last rebel-controlled stronghold in Syria.
Officials are still divided over what the course of action should have been, but most agree the U.S. strategy was a failure.
“Rather than being a place of healing and refuge, hospitals are now some of the most dangerous places for civilians to be.“
International inspectors still cannot get access to Douma, where a suspected chemical attack left 75 dead.
"You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”
“Trump can weaken Assad’s air force. But what comes next? A return to all-out civil war?”
Images of dead children foaming at the mouth could spur a Western response.
This week marks the seventh anniversary of the Syrian War. Meet some of the young people who've grown up amidst its chaos.