syrian war

Military Service

People from the Middle East Tell Us All the Weird Ways They Avoided the Draft

"I spent months gorging on as much fast food as possible. I added mayo to everything I ate, and even had it on its own as a snack between meals."
Badar Salem
11.6.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

These two guys from Brooklyn went to war in Syria to fight ISIS. Now, they’re back.

These two Brooklyn roommates decided to join an eccentric Kurdish militia in Syria. Now, they're back.
Joe Hill
10.18.18
Syria

Syrians in Idlib are making their own gas masks to prepare for Assad's next major offensive

As the dictator’s major offensive looms over the city, residents are bracing for the worst.
Ghalia Bdiwe
9.17.18
syrian war

Syrians Explain Why Nightlife in Damascus Is Thriving Despite the War

"When you've had to spend ten days locked inside due to rocket fire, you want to find somewhere you can get wasted."
Hala Mustafa
9.4.18
syrian war

Chemical weapons inspectors still haven't accessed Douma

An inspection remains up in the air after a U.N. security team fell under gunfire and explosions Wednesday
Alexa Liautaud
4.18.18
russia

Russia is flaunting its fancy new stealth fighter jets

The reputed appearance of two new stealth Su-57 fighter jets comes at crucial time for Russian forces in Syria.
Greg Walters
2.22.18
Syria

Nobody wants to talk about the Russians killed by U.S. airstrikes in Syria

“We don’t have information about other Russians who might be in Syria.”
Tim Hume
2.14.18
syrian war

Russia fires missiles at ISIS near ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Alexa Liautaud
5.31.17
Syria

Syrian forces retake the "capital of the revolution"

For the first time since 2011, the Syrian city of Homs is under complete government control. The city was dubbed the "capital of the revolution" when the Syrian uprising began.
VICE News
5.22.17
Copenhagen

Meet the Beekeeper Who Fled War-Torn Syria and Is Now Making Urban Honey in Copenhagen

"When I’m with the bees, I forget the war."
Lærke Cramon
3.21.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Gary Johnson Asks the Tough Questions, Like 'What Is Aleppo?'

Hopefully the Libertarian candidate will remember his geography better if he winds up on the presidential debate stage later this month.
River Donaghey
9.8.16
Syria

How Syrian Bakers Are Making Bread Against All Odds

Even in a time of war, Syrians' high standards for bread are uncompromising. Bakers have implemented unique techniques to provide the daily bread under conflict.
Emma Beals
8.19.16
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