war and conflict
Bombs fall on Aleppo’s largest hospital as Russia sends more warplanes to Syria
Russia's Izvestia reported that Moscow will send more Su-24 and Su-34 warplanes to join the campaign, which began a year ago.
The VICE Morning Bulletin
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US-backed rebel commander captured by al-Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria
The powerful Islamist Nusra Front is ideologically opposed to the more moderate Syrian rebels and their Western supporters, but occasionally fights alongside them against the Islamic State.
VICE News and Reuters
Crime & Drugs
Canadian Man Charged in Terror Case Ordered to Remain in Jail
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has accused him of traveling to Turkey in 2014 to join Jabhat al Nusra, a branch of al Qaeda located in Syria.
What It's Like to Be in a Town Besieged by ISIS and the Syrian Regime
"People won't leave their houses because they are afraid of snipers."
Putting Faith Before Family (Extra Scene From 'Families on the Front Line')
In this extra scene from 'Families on the Front Line,' VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh interviews an al-Nusra fighter who explains how his faith comes before his family and describes what it is like to leave his children for battle.
Al-Nusra Rebels Shot Down a Syrian Warplane and Captured Its Pilot
Syria's military confirmed that a plane had been shot down and said it was hit by a surface-to-air missile. The pilot of the Su-22 bomber jet may have survived.
VICE News and Reuters
Former Canadian Engineering Student Now Accused of Trying to Join Al Nusra
Following a two-year investigation, the RCMP anti-terror unit is accusing 23-year-old Kevin Omar Mohamed, of traveling to Turkey in April 2014 to join jihadist group Jabhat al Nusra, the Syrian branch of al Qaeda.
The War in Syria: 10 VICE News Films Covering the Conflict
For the past five years, VICE News journalists have been on the ground in Syria documenting the rebel struggle, civilian suffering, and the rise of the Islamic State.
We Spoke to One of the Few Journalists Covering the Syrian Civil War in Aleppo
Rami Jarrah, also known by his alias, Alexander Page, says Russian and Syrian airstrikes are targeting residential areas, not just areas controlled by rebels or ISIS.
Brigitte Noël and Stéphanie Quevillon
Inside an Academy for al Qaeda Jihadists Fighting Assad and the Islamic State
Taught that dying in jihad will make them martyrs, children here will likely join the tens of thousands of child soldiers being used and abused in conflicts around the world.
Sally Hayden, Photos by Medyan Dairieh
In the Trenches With Al Nusra (Excerpt from 'Inside the Battle: Al Nusra-Al Qaeda in Syria')
In this excerpt, VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh follows al Nusra fighters as they launch assaults on the Abu al-Duhur airport, while dodging sniper fire, mines, and President Assad's warplanes.