T/syria

  1. U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, With No Endgame in Sight World, Yesterday

    Two months after President Trump took office, indications are mounting that the military is deepening its involvement in complex wars that lack clear outcomes.

  2. Coalition Airstrikes Raising Concerns About Civilian Deaths Video, March 27

    Recent airstrikes from U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria and Iraq have raised concerns about whether the United States military has become less selective in its targeting.

  3. U.S. to Send Over 200 More Soldiers to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul World, March 27

    The deployment includes two Army infantry companies and a platoon equipped to clear away roadside bombs. They are due to leave for Iraq within the next 36 hours.

  4. Canadians Adopted Refugee Families for a Year. Then Came ‘Month 13.’ World, March 25

    Everyday Canadians spent a year embracing Syrians in the world’s most personal resettlement program. Letting them go might be the biggest test yet.

  5. Syrians in Turkey: The Human Smuggler and the Young Refugee World, March 24

    Since 2015, migration between Turkey and Greece has fallen sharply, and a smuggler says he has left the business. Homeless in Turkey, a Syrian refugee boy must continue to roam for work.

  6. U.S. Airlifts Hundreds of Militia Fighters in Attack to Cut Off Raqqa, Syria World, March 22

    The bold operation marked the first American air assault against the Islamic State in Syria and displayed the new leeway President Trump has given commanders.

  7. Trump’s ISIS Plan, as Described by Tillerson, Sounds Like Obama’s World, March 22

    At a conclave with foreign leaders, the new secretary of state also discussed progress in the fight against the militants, and urged diplomats to do more.

  8. U.S. Airstrike in Syria Is Said to Kill Dozens of Civilians World, March 22

    Residents of Raqqa and activists said hundreds of displaced Syrians had been sheltering in a school when it was hit.

  9. U.S. Military Investigating Reports of Civilian Deaths in Syria Airstrike U.S., March 21

    Military officials say the airstrike targeted Qaeda operatives, but activists and residents have said the site was part of a religious complex where 49 civilians were killed.

  10. New Fighting Grips Outskirts of Syrian Capital Video, March 21

    For the first time in years, rebels demonstrated that they can threaten the capital of Syria, as fierce fighting continued for a third day on the northeastern edge of the city.

  11. Resurgent Syrian Rebels Surprise Damascus With New Assaults World, March 21

    The advance, the first of its kind in years, showed that the groups could still threaten the capital despite a long string of defeats around the country.

  12. Syrian Defectors Urge Trump to Fulfill Vow to Create Safe Zones World, March 20

    A former police photographer who documented torture by the Assad regime returned to Washington to press his case, along with a relative.

  13. Using Special Forces Against Terrorism, Trump Seeks to Avoid Big Ground Wars World, March 19

    President Trump has so far maintained the strategy of training and supporting indigenous forces to fight their own wars instead of deploying large American forces to far-flung hot spots.

  14. Pentagon Releases Photo to Rebut Contention It Bombed a Mosque U.S., March 17

    The Pentagon said the building in Syria was hosting Al Qaeda operatives when it was bombed. Activists insisted that civilians were killed in the strike.

  15. Syria Fires Missiles at Israeli Warplanes World, March 17

    The Israeli military said its warplanes had targeted several sites in Syria in what appeared to be the most serious clash between the two countries in years.

  16. U.S. Military Denies Reports It Bombed Mosque in Syria World, March 16

    The military said that it had carried out an airstrike against Qaeda militants, killing a number of them, and that a nearby mosque was still standing.

  17. Preventing a Free-for-All With Drone Strikes Opinion, March 16

    President Obama imposed restraints on drone strikes. President Trump should keep them.

  18. Syrian Conflict Enters Seventh Year Video, March 15

    The Syrian conflict marks a grim anniversary on March 15, as the country enters its seventh year of civil war. The past year has been the deadliest for children since the conflict began, according to Unicef.

  19. 6 Years of Civil War in Syria Video, March 15

    The Syrian conflict marks a grim anniversary on March 15, as the country enters its seventh year of civil war. The past year has been the deadliest for children since the conflict began, according to Unicef.

  20. Suicide Bombing Hits Justice Building in Damascus, Syria World, March 15

    At least 30 people were killed in the attack, the second in five days in what was supposed to be the secure heart of the Syrian capital.

  21. What I Smuggled From a Syrian Prison Opinion, March 15

    I sneaked my cellmates’ names and contact information out of a cell and into the light of day.

  22. Syrian Military, Not Rebels, Severed Damascus Water Supply, U.N. Finds World, March 14

    A United Nations panel monitoring the conflict rebutted Syrian government claims that insurgents had sabotaged the water last December.

  23. For Children Caught in Syria’s War, 2016 Was Worst Year Yet, U.N. Says World, March 12

    Unicef said at least 652 children were killed in Syria last year, a 20 percent increase from 2015, and recruitment of child combatants more than doubled.

  24. In a Refugee’s Bags, Memories of Home Opinion, March 11

    The cultures of Iraq and Syria have been torn apart by war. But displaced residents preserve bits of home in their clothing, music and food.

  25. Damascus Bombings Near Pilgrimage Sites Kill Dozens World, March 11

    The blasts Saturday just south of the Old City killed at least 40 people, shattering the Syrian capital’s efforts to isolate itself from the war.

  26. In Documentaries on Syria, Much Despair and a Dash of Hope Arts, March 10

    On HBO, “Cries From Syria” graphically shows the suffering resulting from the civil war. On Netflix, “The White Helmets” spotlights brave rescuers.

  27. ‘Cries From Syria,’ on HBO, Is a Grim Look at That Nation’s ’s War Arts, March 10

    This documentary chronicles, in graphic footage, Syrians’ quest for liberties in the wake of the Arab Spring.

  28. Former N.Y. Comic, Reporting From Aleppo Video, March 10

    Bilal Abdul Kareem is a Muslim convert and former comedian from New York. In the last few years, he’s made hundreds of news reports from Syria.

  29. Reporting From Syria, an American With a Point of View and a Message World, March 10

    Bilal Abdul Kareem, an African-American from Mount Vernon, N.Y., has interviewed jihadists and covered the siege of Aleppo from inside the city.

  30. Still Fighting, and Dying, in the Forever War Opinion, March 9

    Millions of military veterans have served on multiple tours. Why do they keep going back?

  31. U.S. Is Sending 400 More Troops to Syria World, March 9

    The additional forces were to be deployed to help prepare for the battle to take Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

  32. Turkey Halts Mercy Corps, Charity That Aids Over 500,000 Syrians a Month World, March 8

    The Turkish authorities gave no explanation in their shutdown order to the American charity organization, which uses Turkey as a base to provide lifesaving help to Syrian civilians.

  33. ISIS Leaders Are Fleeing Raqqa, U.S. Military Says World, March 8

    Some of the Islamic State’s leaders have fled as Syrian fighters backed by the United States close in on the group’s self-declared capital, but many militants remain.

  34. Top U.S. General Discusses Syria With Counterparts From Russia and Turkey World, March 7

    The meeting was called to discuss how to avoid an unintended confrontation as forces from all three nations operate on an increasingly crowded battlefield in northern Syria.

  35. ISIS Appears to Lose Ground in Fight for Its Raqqa Base World, March 6

    American-backed militia fighters in Syria said they helped to isolate Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital, by capturing an important supply route.

  36. Trump’s New Travel Ban Blocks Migrants From Six Nations, Sparing Iraq U.S., March 6

    The new restriction will apply to citizens of six predominantly Muslim nations in an effort to improve on a hastily drawn order in January that did not pass legal scrutiny.

  37. U.S. Strengthens Its Forces in a Crowded Syrian Battlefield U.S., March 4

    American presence near Manbij, in northern Syria, has increased as concerns have grown that fighting could erupt among militias and Syrian and Turkish troops there.

  38. U.N. Syria Mediator Reports Some Progress in Peace Talks World, March 3

    Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations envoy, said talks in Geneva had produced a “clear agenda” for the first time to resolve the six-year-old war.

  39. Ancient City of Palmyra Swings Back to Syrian Government Control World, March 2

    The Unesco World Heritage Site has seesawed between Islamic State militants and Syrian forces four times in the past two years.

  40. Germany Arrests 2 Syrians on Terrorism Charges World, March 2

    The arrests of two suspected Nusra Front members are part of an effort by Germany to weed out radical Islamists in the country, who are estimated to number 1,600.

  41. At Greece’s Refugee Camps, Trying to Recreate the Everyday World, March 2

    A year after the European Union closed its borders to asylum seekers, refugees try to fashion a sense of normalcy with businesses and home-cooked meals.

  42. At Greece’s Refugee Camps, Trying to Recreate the Everyday World, March 2

    A year after the European Union closed its borders to asylum seekers, refugees try to fashion a sense of normalcy with businesses and home-cooked meals.

  43. Russian Airstrike in Syria Hits U.S. Allies by Mistake World, March 1

    Russian aircraft bombed Syrian Arab fighters being trained by the Americans, officials said. U.S. advisers were about three miles away at the time.

  44. U.N. Investigators Say Syria Bombed Convoy and Did So Deliberately World, March 1

    A hard-hitting report says that the government airstrike was “one of the most egregious” assaults in the battle for Aleppo and that rebel groups also committed abuses.

  45. Russia Sides With Chemical Weapons Opinion, March 1

    Even chlorine bombs couldn’t stir Moscow to punish Syria in the U.N.

  46. Russia and U.S. Clash Over Syria in Security Council Vote World, February 28

    It was the first public tangle over a vote in the Security Council between the Kremlin and the Trump administration, which joined its European allies.