“It’s impossible to know how far the virus has already spread.”
The Kurdish and pro-government factions reportedly agreed on a truce on Wednesday night, but hostilities quickly resumed in the bloodiest flareup for some time.
The town of Qamishli, in northeast Syria, has been wracked by terrorist attacks and sectarian violence.
VICE News was in the Syrian city of Hasakah, as the final clean-up operation to remove Islamic State fighters got underway, and we were taken on a grim tour of demolished houses and rotting jihadists.
Joakim Medin, a freelance journalist and VICE News contributor, was detained by the Assad regime and held in solitary confinement in a cell that resembled a “torture chamber.”