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Syrian Fighters Say the Ceasefire Is Getting Shakier and Shakier

Diplomats and Syrian factions say the ceasefire will not collapse as long as the US and Russia support it, but the fighting is actually intensifying in some places.
Sam Heller
4.9.16
war and conflict

The Islamic State Tried to Seize a Town Right After the Ceasefire Took Effect in Syria

Kurdish forces repelled an Islamic State assault on the city of Tal Abyad that was launched just hours after a "cessation of hostilities" began in Syria.
Tess Owen
2.27.16
war and conflict

Faced With A Russian Onslaught, Syrian Rebels Are Calling for Help From All Muslims

Syrian rebel brigades and religious scholars have issued calls for all able-bodied Muslim men to join the fight against the Assad regime and its allies.
Sam Heller
1.23.16
war and conflict

This Is What It Looks Like When Syrian Rescuers Search for Airstrike Survivors

The Syrian Civil Defense group shared helmet-cam footage that shows the chaotic rescue effort in the aftermath of suspected Russian airstrikes.
VICE News
1.9.16
war and conflict

Top Syrian Rebel Leader Zahran Alloush Reportedly Killed in Aerial Raid

Alloush was the leader of Jaysh al Islam, one of the biggest and most organized rebel groups in Syria. Rebel sources reported his death and Syrian state media later confirmed that he had been targeted by an aerial strike.
Reuters and VICE News
12.25.15
middle east

Al Qaeda Just Helped the Islamic State Leader's Ex-Wife Get Out of Jail

In a deal brokered by Qatar, al Qaeda's Syrian affiliates swapped captured Lebanese soldiers for 13 jailed Islamists — including Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's ex-wife.
Reuters and VICE News
12.1.15
war and conflict

In Photos: Inside the Al Nusra Academy Training the Next Generation of Jihadis

VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh gained exclusive access to the al Qaeda affiliate this year, spending time with the current leadership and the young generation being groomed to replace them.
Sally Hayden
11.11.15
middle east

Russia Is Transforming the Syrian Civil War Into 'Game of Thrones' on Crack

The Islamic State has used Russian airstrike cover to gain territory, al Qaeda is positioning itself as the best hope of expelling the new foreign invaders, and the Western-backed Free Syrian Army is flirting with a Russian alliance.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
10.27.15
war and conflict

CENTCOM Admits US-Trained Syrian Rebels Gave a Bunch of Supplies to al Qaeda Affiliate

The government Friday walked back earlier denials that fighters trained and equipped by the US-led coalition had furnished al Nusra Front with supplies.
Samuel Oakford
9.26.15
middle east

Russian Weapons Keep Rolling Towards Syria as Russia and the US Open Talks

US Secretary of Defense calls his Russian counterpart to talk about “mechanisms for deconfliction" in Syria as Russia upps its support for Assad regime.
Reuters and VICE News
9.18.15
war and conflict

This Video Shows Syrian Rebels Using a Massive Sandstorm To Capture an Air Base

A coalition of fighters, including the al-Qaeda-aligned Nusra Front, have completely expelled the Syrian army from the province of Idlib.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
9.9.15
middle east

Assad's 'Asshole' Cousin Arrested in Syria After Alleged Road Rage Murder

Suleiman al-Assad allegedly shot a colonel in an act of road rage, triggering rare protests in a city known to be loyal to the regime.
VICE News
8.11.15
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