Rebels Ignored the Islamic State in South Syria, and It's Come Back to Haunt Them
Just two weeks ago a jihadist militia with allegedly close ties to ISIS broke out of its isolated home base in the remote foothills of the Golan Heights, seizing two major towns —Syrian rebels are now scrambling to react.
The Volunteer Firefighters of Daraa (Excerpt from 'The Battle for Syria's South')
In this excerpt from 'The Battle for Syria's South,' VICE News follows a group of volunteers tackling fires and rescuing civilians trapped in rubble, as barrel bombs and grad rockets rain down daily on neighborhoods.
Evoking Soviet Failure in Afghanistan, Syrian Rebels Foresee a Tough War with Russia
"It is in our calculations that the battle will now extend for more years than it would have without the Russians," said Abu Yousef al-Mouhajer, a rebel fighting in the Latakia area of Syria.