T/syria

  1. They Each Backed Off Strikes: Trump in ’19, Obama in ’13, Clinton in ’98 U.S., June 22

    The immediate comparison was to Barack Obama’s decision not to attack Syria. But the closer one might be to a last-minute choice by Bill Clinton over a missile strike on Iraq.

  2. Mortar Fire Breaks Syria Cease-Fire Negotiated by Russia and Turkey World, June 13

    The cease-fire was to end more than six weeks of fighting and bombing. But bombing and shelling erupted in Idlib Province, the last piece of rebel-held territory.

  3. Russian Military Reports Cease-Fire in Syria World, June 12

    Russian news reports say Russia and Turkey reached a cease-fire in Idlib, the last rebel-held province in Syria. But intense fighting continued.

  4. Syrian Soccer Star, Symbol of Revolt, Dies After Battle World, June 8

    Abdul Baset al-Sarout, 27, rose to fame as a goalkeeper for Homs, his home, but took up arms when Syria slid into civil war.

  5. Australian Who Tested Rockets on His Farm for ISIS Gets 9-Year Sentence World, June 7

    Prosecutors said Haisem Zahab sent his findings to the Islamic State through an encrypted messaging app.

  6. An American Family Detained in Syria Is Sent Back to the U.S. World, June 5

    Kurdish authorities are releasing some of the 12,000 foreign women and children affiliated with the Islamic State held in detention camps in Syria.

  7. Over 1,600 Civilians Died in Raqqa. Why Are the U.S. and Its Allies Reporting Only 180? Opinion, June 5

    The United States, British and French militaries were successful in pushing ISIS out of Raqqa, Syria. But will they acknowledge the cost?

  8. Over 1,600 Civilians Died. Why Are the U.S. and Its Allies Reporting Only 180? Video, June 5

    The United States, British and French militaries were successful in pushing ISIS out of Raqqa, Syria. But will they acknowledge the cost?

  9. In Syria, Even the Hospitals Are Not Safe Opinion, June 3

    Assad attacks medical facilities to break the will of the people — and to destroy evidence of his war crimes.

  10. Huge Wave of Syrians Flee Intensified Bombing on Last Rebel-Held Province World, May 30

    An escalated bombing campaign on Idlib, the last rebel-held province in Syria, has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, alarming aid workers.

  11. France Hands ISIS Suspects to Iraq, Which Sentences Them to Hang World, May 29

    For countries struggling with what to do with their citizens who joined the Islamic State, Iraq offers a solution. But does Iraqi justice meet international standards?

  12. The Many Cruelties of Syria Books, May 28

    Sam Dagher’s “Assad or We Burn the Country” describes a regime that will go to any length to stay in power.