T/syria

  1. Blocked by Russia, U.N. Fails to Pass Syria Cease-Fire Resolution Foreign, Yesterday

    The resolution was intended to allow food and medicine to reach a besieged Damascus suburb, where conditions were described as “hell on earth.”

  2. Syrian Militias Enter Afrin, Dealing a Setback to Turkey Foreign, Yesterday

    Pro-government militias entered the northwest enclave in support of Kurdish fighters to broad welcome from residents, but not from Turkey.

  3. U.S. Says Troops Can Stay in Syria Without New Authorization Washington, Yesterday

    Even after ISIS is substantially defeated, the Trump administration will allow troops remain in Syria indefinitely without new congressional authorization.

  4. Who Has Innocent Syrians’ Blood on Their Hands? Editorial, February 21

    The enablers of President Bashar al-Assad deserve scorn in light of this week’s slaughter in Ghouta.

  5. When No Place Is Safe: Sheltering Under Siege in Syria Foreign, February 21

    More than 200 people have been killed during an intense bombardment in eastern Ghouta, and underground shelters are filling up with fleeing residents.

  6. Mother Russia Crashes the Oscars Culture, February 21

    The Oscar-nominated filmmakers behind “Last Men in Aleppo” and “Icarus” are grappling with a very real vexation: fear of Russian meddling.

  7. Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years Foreign, February 20

    At least 200 were killed in a rebel-held area near Damascus, and pro-government forces tried to bolster Kurds fighting Turkish forces in Afrin.

  8. Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame Foreign, February 19

    Syria’s Kurds venerate their war dead with enthusiasm and no expense spared, building battlefield morale. The living even take the names of the fallen.

  9. Iran, Deeply Embedded in Syria, Expands ‘Axis of Resistance’ Foreign, February 19

    Iran is training thousands of militiamen in Syria and deploying drones and precision weapons. Its goal, say analysts: a united front in any war with Israel.

  10. Meet America’s Syrian Allies Who Helped Defeat ISIS Foreign, February 17

    They are Arabs and Kurds, men and women, young and old. Meet some of the fighters who teamed up with the United States to drive the Islamic State out of northeastern Syria.

  11. Justice for Our Children, Killed by ISIS Op Ed, February 16

    A plea from four American couples whose children were brutally slain in Syria: Try the murderers, but don’t make them martyrs by executing them.

  12. Turkey and U.S. in Talks on Worsening Syria Crisis Foreign, February 16

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke for hours but agreed little on tough questions that divide the NATO allies.

  13. For 8 Days, Syria Felt More Like World War III Video, February 16

    Over the course of just eight days in February, the conflict in Syria intensified, with the U.S., Russia, Turkey, Israel and Iran all playing a part. Here’s how one of the most chaotic weeks in the seven-year war unfolded.

  14. American ISIS Suspect Said He Wanted to Report From Syria, Filing Shows Washington, February 15

    The unnamed man has been in custody of the United States military for months as the Trump administration tries to figure out how to handle his case.

  15. A Spy’s Guide to Climate Change Op Ed, February 15

    The government’s intelligence agencies warn of big problems ahead, despite what the president might say.

  16. Syria: You Own It, You Fix It, So Just Rent It Op Ed, February 13

    Everyone’s so loss averse that it’s unlikely anyone will get too reckless.

  17. Dozens of Russians Are Believed Killed in U.S.-Backed Syria Attack Foreign, February 13

    Although only four Russians have been confirmed dead, reports continue to circulate that many more died in fighting in eastern Syria on Feb. 7-8.

  18. The Middle East’s Coming War Op Ed, February 12

    Israel and Iran avoided a huge confrontation on Saturday. Next time we might not be so lucky.

  19. By Light of a Blood Moon, Life Returns to a Bombed-Out Syrian Landscape Foreign, February 11

    Residents reluctantly return to live amid the rubble of the battered ruins of Kobani, a Kurdish city in northern Syria. They call the neighborhood The Museum.

  20. Israel’s Clash With Iran and Syria: 5 Takeaways Foreign, February 11

    What are some of the lessons from a skirmish in which Israel lost a jet? One is that as the Syrian civil war winds down, a new conflict is emerging.

  21. Outraged by the Attacks on Yazidis? It Is Time to Help. Op Ed, February 10

    Empathy is not enough for me and other women brutalized by the Islamic State. We need the chance to revive our homeland.

  22. Who Are ‘the Beatles’ of ISIS? Video, February 10

    The four men from West London went to fight in Syria. They were known among Western hostages for their British accents — and their brutality. Two of the men are dead, and the remaining two were recently captured. Here's what is known about them.

  23. Israel Strikes Iran in Syria and Loses a Jet Foreign, February 10

    Israel said it had launched a major attack after its F-16 came under Syrian fire. The events appeared to be Israel’s first direct engagement with Iranian forces in Syrian territory.

  24. It’s Hard to Believe, but Syria’s War Is Getting Even Worse Foreign, February 8

    The conflict has broken into several small wars, and the carnage is reaching a new peak, upending any assumptions it might be nearing an end.

  25. 2 of ISIS’ Infamous British Fighters Are Captured by Syrian Kurds Washington, February 8

    The men were part of a notorious group of Islamic State militants known as the Beatles because of their British accents.

  26. Why Is the Syrian War Still Raging? Interactive, February 8

    Nearly seven years after it started, the war in Syria continues to defy attempts at resolution. It may continue for years.

  27. U.S.-Backed Coalition in Syria Strikes Pro-Assad Forces Foreign, February 8

    Americans say the coalition repelled an attack by forces backing President Bashar al-Assad in a rare confrontation between groups that have both fought ISIS.

  28. On Northern Syria Front Line, U.S. and Turkey Head Into Tense Face-off Foreign, February 7

    The New York Times traveled with two U.S. generals to a northern Syria city where armed conflict between the Americans and Turks is now a possibility.

  29. Living Under Assad’s Siege Op Ed, February 7

    “No medicines, no bread, no water.”

  30. ‘Extreme’ Suffering in Syria as Government Steps Up Bombing Foreign, February 6

    More than 80 people were killed in rebel-held areas amid carnage that the United Nations called “outrageous” and an international failure.

  31. Videos of Syrian Militia Abusing Kurdish Fighter’s Corpse Stir Outrage Foreign, February 5

    “She’s beautiful, man,” a Syrian fighter says of the partly naked body in the video. The Free Syrian Army has ordered an investigation.

  32. Thousands of ISIS Fighters Flee in Syria, Many to Fight Another Day Washington, February 4

    As some militants go into hiding and others slip into Turkey, the flow risks tarnishing American declarations that the Islamic State has been largely defeated.

  33. Turkey’s Worst Day Yet in Syria Offensive: At Least 7 Soldiers Killed Foreign, February 4

    Syrian rebels in the northern city of Afrin also destroyed at least one tank, a day after other rebels shot down a Russian warplane.

  34. Russian Warplane Shot Down in Syria by Rebels, Defense Ministry Says Foreign, February 3

    The jet was downed in Idlib in one of the country’s so-called de-escalation zones. The pilot survived the initial attack by parachuting from the plane but was killed on the ground by militia members.

  35. Some Syrian Refugees Are Going Back to War Alongside Turkey Foreign, February 2

    The Turkish operation to secure a buffer zone in Syria, mainly fighting U.S.-trained Kurds, is relying on the Free Syrian Army, also U.S.-trained.

  36. Haunted by Memories of Syrian Torture, Saved by Art Foreign, February 2

    Najah al-Bukai, an artist who survived the Assad government’s notorious detention centers, copes with the trauma by drawing what he and others went through.

  37. A Visit to the Tense Front Line Between Kurds and Turks Foreign, February 1

    A reporter’s visit to the front line in Manbij, Syria, found that Kurdish rebels’ fears of a Turkish advance have been dispelled by American military assurances of support.

  38. As U.S. Allies Clash, the Fight Against ISIS Falters Editorial, January 31

    Turkey’s attacks on Syrian Kurds, America’s strongest regional ally, threaten the successes against the extremists.

  39. 6,900 Syrians Win Permission to Stay in the U.S., for Now National, January 31

    The Trump administration, which had ended protections for Haitians and Salvadorans, maintained them for Syrians because of their country’s continuing civil war.

  40. Two Men Can Stop the War Between Turkey and the Kurds Op Ed, January 31

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the first Turkish leader to hold talks with the P.K.K. He can stop the war by talking to its founder, Abdullah Ocalan.

  41. Syrian Peace Talks in Russia: 1,500 Delegates, Mostly Pro-Assad Foreign, January 30

    With United Nations-sponsored talks to end the civil war getting nowhere, Russia staged its own. Neither has made much progress.

  42. Can Crazy Still Keep the Peace Between Israel and Iran? Op Ed, January 30

    The Syrian border of the Golan Heights is the second-most-dangerous place on earth.

  43. What He Did on His Summer Break: Exposed a Global Security Flaw Foreign, January 30

    Nathan Ruser, an Australian college student, discovered that a fitness app revealed the locations of military sites around the world. Now he has to decide what he’s doing after graduation.

  44. Strava Fitness App Can Reveal Military Sites, Analysts Say Foreign, January 29

    A global map published by the company shows users’ movements and is said to expose data about bases and personnel, including those of U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.

  45. We Fought for Our Democracy. Now Turkey Wants to Destroy It. Op Ed, January 29

    The United States must end this unprovoked attack on Syrian Kurds by its ally.

  46. Female Kurdish Fighter Kills Turkish Troops in Likely Suicide Bombing in Syria Foreign, January 28

    The Kurdish bomber, 20, fought for a part of the Syrian Democratic Forces, an important ally of the United States military in the battle against the Islamic State.

  47. America Has Chosen the Wrong Partner Op Ed, January 28

    The United States shouldn’t rely on the People’s Protection Units in Syria, but on Turkey.

  48. Foreign Fighters Back Kurdish Militia in Syria in Fight Against Turkey Foreign, January 27

    Many Westerners who identify with the promise of a Kurdish state have joined the Y.P.G. militia, battling first the Islamic State and now Turkey.

  49. Allies or Terrorists: Who Are the Kurdish Fighters in Syria? Foreign, January 25

    United States cooperation with the Kurdish group has complicated ties with Turkey, which views them as terrorists.

  50. The Meat Question, by the Numbers Climate, January 25

    How much do gassy cows contribute to global warming? Also: The Trump administration misses a deadline for a climate report.

  51. Defeated in Syria, ISIS Fighters Held in Camps Still Pose a Threat Washington, January 24

    American military officials fear the makeshift camps may repeat a security mistake of the Iraq war even as they have sought to avoid any major responsibility for addressing it.

  52. Trump Sharply Warns Turkey Against Military Strikes in Syria Washington, January 24

    In a phone call, President Trump urged President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to limit attacks against Kurdish militias, including some backed by American forces.

  53. Is Turkey’s Syria Offensive Endangering U.S. Troops? Video, January 24

    Turkey's president has said he wants his forces to take the Syrian city of Manbij. The problem is that the United States is already there.

  54. Syria, North Korea and the Inaction by Congress Letters, January 24

    Readers discuss Congress’s failure to deal with the two trouble spots.

  55. Military Ordered to Notify A.C.L.U. Before Transferring American ISIS Suspect Washington, January 24

    The man was captured in Syria as a suspected Islamic State fighter, and his case has raised novel issues about the rights of American citizens.