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The Guy Behind FSA Kittens Has Little Hope For Syria

Since the blog started, things have changed for the worse. With the war showing no signs of coming to an end, and with the Islamic State adding a new layer of horror to proceedings, Syria looks further from peace than ever.
Oscar Rickett
9.3.14
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Journey to Golan

In May 2013, Syrian rebels took control of the heavily disputed border between Israel and Syria. Seven months later, they were joined by FSA forces from Daraa. Now, various Islamic tribal factions and militant religious groups have banded together with...
VICE Staff
6.11.14
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The Destruction of Daraa

Three years after it began, rebels are still in a deadlocked civil war with President Bashar al Assad and his sympathizers. VICE went to Daraa to see out where the revolution started, where it continues, and where the loss to the people of Syria can be...
VICE Staff
6.5.14
ground zero

The Destruction of Daraa

Three years after it began, rebels are still in a deadlocked civil war with President Bashar al Assad and his sympathizers. VICE went to Daraa to see out where the revolution started, where it continues, and where the loss to the people of Syria can be...
VICE Staff
6.4.14
ground zero

The Destruction of Daraa

Three years after it began, rebels are still in a deadlocked civil war with President Bashar al Assad and his sympathizers. VICE went to Daraa to see out where the revolution started, where it continues, and where the loss to the people of Syria can be...
VICE Staff
6.3.14
VICE News

Syria: Wolves in the Valley

VICE News was the first western TV crew into Northern Syria for six months, embedding with the Syrian Revolutionaries Front as they reimposed their rule over the country's northwestern Idlib province.
VICE News
4.29.14
Travel

The Syrian War Keeps Getting Worse for the People of Aleppo

The rebels and the regime have spent 18 months fighting over this city, but soon there may be nothing of it left to fight for.
Hannah Lucinda Smith
4.11.14
News

I Learned to Fight Like an American at the FSA Training Camp in Jordan: America's Role in the Syrian Revolution

For nearly a year, rumors have swirled about a covert, US-run training camp for FSA fighters in the vast Jordanian desert. Last week, it was reported that the Obama administration appears to be expanding "its covert program of training."
Sara Williams
4.3.14
News

The Syrian Peace Talks Look Like a Tragic Farce

The "Geneva II" talks got off to a bad start, as participants immediately accused one another of being illegitimate and committing horrible crimes. And even if the two sides could come together, they'd have to figure out how to deal with the jihadist...
Jane Burgess
1.23.14
News

Syria's Revolutionaries Are Fighting Back Against Foreign Jihadists

It started with a Facebook post in February 2011. “Together for a Day of Rage in Syria to end the state of emergency in Syria and end corruption." One revolution, two bloody years, and 11 dark months later, came more Facebook posts—this time calling...
Jane Burgess
1.6.14
Travel

I Spent Six Months Inside Lebanon's Most Notorious Prison

Roumieh is not somewhere you want to find yourself. The facility regularly holds up to 5,500 inmates, including some of the country's most high-profile criminals—among them, former Israeli agents and Salafists linked with insurrections against the...
Carl Austero
1.2.14
News

How Jihadists Are Blackmailing, Torturing, and Killing Gay Syrians

There have been numerous eyewitness reports and video evidence of medieval-style punishments and brutal executions being meted out by the Islamists on members of minority religious groups, secularists, and people accused of blasphemy.
Hannah Lucinda Smith, Illustrations: Cei Willis
11.12.13
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