Sunni

Syria

Seven Years of Syria

VICE travelled to the Syria-Lebanon border to meet teen refugees whose youth has been destroyed by war.
Maddison Connaughton
4.13.18
Photo

The Bahraini Uprising in Photos: Road Blocks, Tear Gas, and No Right to Protest

The photography collective Road Bloc has been taking significant risks to depict the intense political unrest that has been unfolding in Bahrain for years.
Amber Roberts
7.10.15
The Dirty Laundry Issue

The Islamic State and Kurdish Peshmerga Are Clashing Over a Small Town in Iraq

Over the summer I embedded with a unit of the Peshmega, the Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq.
Kevin Sites
11.6.14
News

How the Islamic State Became the Juggernaut It Is Today

The region has always been treacherous ground for foreign intervention, but many of the reasons for Western failure to read the situation in the Middle East are recent, and self-inflicted.
Patrick Cockburn
8.19.14
News

America Helped Make the Islamic State

While America pats itself on the back for taking on Islamic militants in Iraq, it's worth remembering that it's fighting a monster of its own creation.
Charles Davis
8.12.14
VICE Specials

The Vicar of Baghdad

For years, Vicar Andrew White has been risking his life to preach for peace on the streets of Baghdad, driving through dangerous and bombed-out war zones to spread his message.
VICE Staff
7.1.14
VICE News

The Battle for Iraq

For our fourth dispatch about the escalating crisis in Iraq, VICE News embedded with Kurdish fighters as they struggled to maintain control over their land. We also spoke with a Sunni tribal leader in Kirkuk about the recent Kurdish takeover and the...
VICE News
6.26.14
VICE News

The Battle for Iraq

As a coalition of ISIS fighters, Sunni militias, and former Baathists continues to push its way toward Baghdad, the Iraqi army and Shiite militias have fought to slow its progress. In Mosul, however, ISIS and other Sunni forces now exert total control.
VICE Staff
6.19.14
VICE News

The Battle for Iraq

Last week, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the extremist militant Sunni group—along with other Sunni militias and former Baathist party members—seized control of large parts of Iraq, including Mosul, the nation's second largest city.
VICE News
6.17.14
News

Chatting with Two Exiled Dissident Bahraini Politicians

I sat down for coffee with Jalal and Jawad Farooz, brothers who have opposed the Bahraini regime's brutal policies and have had their citizenships revoked as a result. Both are now living in exile in the UK, which is odd given the British government's...
Paul Adrian Raymond
12.20.13
News

The New Slums of Baghdad

The American military has withdrawn most of their forces from Iraq, but Baghdad is still a nightmare. Terrorists, local gangs, street hustlers, and hucksters all mingle in the real-world horror show of post-war Iraq.
Christian Stephen
11.27.13
News

Hanging with Morsi Supporters at a Muslim Brotherhood Rally in Cairo

Yesterday, Egypt saw the culmination of the Tamarod Campaign, a massive petition calling for the impeachment of President Mohamed Morsi. The left-leaning, antiMorsi group took to the streets in the largest Egyptian protest since 2011's uprising. In...
Max Siegelbaum
7.1.13
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