middle east

Assad Forces Pound Aleppo With 30 Airstrikes, Rebels Shell Regime-Held Neighborhoods

Government and rebel bombardments of Aleppo's neighborhoods since April 22 have killed nearly 250 people in what the UN says is a "monstrous disregard" for civilian lives by all sides.
war and conflict

Russia and Assad Accused of Shelling Syrian Refugee Camp Near Turkish Border

Video footage showed smoke rising from several fires after a camp in Syria's northeastern Latakia province was reportedly hit by more than 40 missiles.
Tess Owen
defense & security

Why The Hell Did Turkey Shoot Down a Russian Fighter Jet?

The Turkish Air Force just shot down a Russian fighter jet. Syria is such a big mess that, its a wonder this hasn't happened sooner; now there's no telling what comes next.
Ryan Faith
defense & security

Russia Is Now Bombing Syria — How Did Putin Secretly Get His Fighter Jets Into the Country?

Dozens of Russian combat aircraft are suddenly on Syrian soil, lined up for a group photo on a runway at a Syrian airbase, and bombing opposition-held areas as part of an effort to prop up President Bashar al-Assad.
David Cenciotti
middle east

Why the Hell Did Russia Intervene in Syria?

Russia's reasons for military intervention in Syria are less than clear but probably involve geopolitics as much as fighting terrorism.
Landon Shroder
middle east

Russia May Have Big Plans for Syria — Regardless of Whether Assad Stays or Goes

Though the Syrian regime and Russia have a longstanding relationship, Moscow may be envisioning a future where it maintains its strategic Mediterranean interests without Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime in power.
Torie Rose DeGhett
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.
middle east

Road Rage Killing by Assad’s 'Total Asshole' Cousin Triggers Protests in Syria

Key allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took to the streets after his relative killed a high-ranking army officer who "overtook him at a crossroads."
Avi Asher-Schapiro
war and conflict

Syrian Regime Desperately Trying to Rescue Troops Stranded in Town Captured by Islamist Rebels

More than 200 regime loyalists are holed up in a hospital complex encircled by rebel fighters in the northwestern city of Jisr al-Shughour.
John Beck
middle east

Syria Is Showing Off Video of a 'Downed' US Drone

State news agency SANA has released footage of a drone Syria claims to have shot down on Tuesday. Meanwhile, US officials have admitted they lost contact with a drone that evening.
Giulia Aloisio

Syrian Armenians Scramble for Safety as the Rebels Advance

As Syria's rebels expand their presence in Latakia, the Armenian minority has evacuated the border town of Kassab.
Alice Speri

Syrian Rebels Fight to the Mediterranean and Head Straight to the Beach

Syrian opposition fighters reached the sea after three years of conflict on Tuesday. So they went swimming, posed, and took videos.
Alice Speri