Life In The Syrian Conflict
Here's our coverage of the conflict in Syria and the men, women and children who have to live through it.
71 Deaths A Day: Numbers Tell Tale Of Horror In Syria's Eastern GhoutaBy Jake Godin | March 9, 2018
Doctors Without Borders says of the 20 hospitals and clinics it supports, 15 have been hit by bombing or shelling.
Dozens Killed In Strikes On Eastern Ghouta In SyriaBy Briana Koeneman | February 20, 2018
Dozens of people are dead in Syria's Eastern Ghouta after pro-government forces intensified attacks on the area late Sunday.
With Half Its People Displaced, Syria's Wars Are Far From OverBy Chance Seales | February 15, 2018
Violence in Syria isn't just a factor of the country's civil war. Several conflicts are raging.
Macron: France To 'Strike' If Syria Used Chemical Weapons On CiviliansBy Jake Jones | February 13, 2018
Macron's statement follows reports of a possible chlorine attack in Syria earlier this month.
UN Pleads With Syria To End Airstrikes And Allow Humanitarian AidBy Jake Jones | February 6, 2018
At least 80 people died in Syria on Tuesday as regime airstrikes increase.
Officials: Syria Might Be Making New Chemical WeaponsBy James Packard | February 1, 2018
Trump administration officials told reporters Syria might be making new chemical weapons, despite a 2013 agreement to destroy its stockpile.
Trump Tells Turkish President The US Will Stop Arming Syrian KurdsBy Jake Jones | November 25, 2017
President Donald Trump reportedly told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan about that change over a phone call.
Report: Syrian Government Behind Deadly Chemical Weapons AttackBy Jake Jones | October 28, 2017
Officials from both Syria and its ally Russia have said the attack was a fabrication.
Russia Voted To Block Investigators From Continuing Work In SyriaBy Jake Jones | October 25, 2017
The U.S., U.K. and France agree Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack in April.
'Successful' Syrian Cease-Fire Leads To Call For De-escalation ZonesBy Jake Jones | September 11, 2017
The cease-fire went into force July 9.
US Condemns Brutal Killings Of White Helmet Volunteers In SyriaBy Briana Koeneman | August 14, 2017
The State Department said it is "saddened and horrified" by the recent deaths of seven White Helmet volunteers in Syria.
US Faces Reports That A Coalition Airstrike Killed Dozens Of CiviliansBy Jake Jones | June 27, 2017
Watchdog groups say civilian deaths have gone up since the fight against ISIS entered urban terrain.
Cease-Fire Takes Hold In Syrian City As UN, Russia Plan Peace TalksBy Jake Jones | June 18, 2017
Pro- and anti-government forces have agreed to a 48-hour cease-fire in the southern Syrian city of Daraa.
Trump In Saudi Arabia: 'This Is Not A Battle Between Different Faiths'By Jake Jones | May 21, 2017
In President Donald Trump's first speech overseas, he called for the Muslim world to come together and drive out terrorism.
US To Arm Kurdish Fighters One Ally Considers A Terrorist GroupBy Jake Jones | May 9, 2017
The YPG is a dominant force within the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Trump Calls Putin To Talk About Ending The War In SyriaBy Jake Jones | May 2, 2017
Speaking on the phone for the third time, Trump and Putin also discussed North Korea and terrorism in the Middle East.
Chemical Agents Aren't The Only Banned Weapons Being Used In SyriaBy Jake Godin | April 12, 2017
Although the chemical attack in northwest Syria was illegal under international law, other banned weapons have been used in the Syrian conflict.
US Says Russia Tried To Hide Syrian Regime's Involvement In Gas AttackBy Jake Jones | April 11, 2017
A declassified intelligence report confirms sarin gas was used on Syrian rebels, and Russia took efforts to hide evidence and misinform the public.
Nikki Haley Now Says Removing Assad From Power Is A US PriorityBy Jake Jones | April 9, 2017
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley says the U.S. will prioritize removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.
Hawkish Democrats Find Common Ground With Trump Over Missile StrikesBy Jake Jones | April 8, 2017
The Trump administration's decision to conduct missile strikes on a Syrian air base has received support from both sides of the aisle.
The Deadly Chemical Attack In Syria Is Only The Latest Of ManyBy Jake Godin | April 6, 2017
The deadly chemical attack in Syria's north in April received coverage around the globe — but it was far from being the first gas attack in Syria.
White House Responds To Chemical Attack In Syria By Blaming ObamaBy Jake Jones | April 4, 2017
In a statement about the chemical attack in Syria, President Trump blamed the Obama administration's infamous "red line."
Syrian President Says Some Refugees Are Terrorists But Offers No ProofBy Jake Jones | February 11, 2017
In an interview with Yahoo News, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad alleged many peaceful refugees were once terrorists in Syria.
Winter In Greece Means Snow, Rain And Freezing Temps For RefugeesBy Jake Godin | January 13, 2017
Refugees and migrants at a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos are suffering from wintry conditions and poor shelter.
Syria's Newest Cease-fire Deal Is Different Than The Others This YearBy Stephanie Liebergen | December 29, 2016
Turkey and Russia brokered a new agreement that should start at midnight Dec. 30.
Syrian Regime Says It Has Regained Control Of AleppoBy Lauren Stephenson | December 22, 2016
Half the city had been under opposition control for the past four years.
Syrian Girl Who Tweeted Through Civil War Safely EvacuatedBy Jake Jones | December 19, 2016
The family of little girl who shared tweets of the destruction in Aleppo has been evacuated.
New Deal Means Civilians Can Start Evacuating Aleppo – AgainBy Carter Woodiel | December 18, 2016
Buses are reportedly on their way to move thousands of people from the eastern part of the city. Many people were out in the cold for two nights.
2016 In East Aleppo: Airstrikes, Chemical Weapons And Lost HomesBy Melissa Prax | December 15, 2016
This was the fifth year of the Syrian conflict.
An Airstrike Left This Syrian Boy Hanging From A Pile Of RubbleBy Matt Picht | October 18, 2016
At least 21 other people were killed in the strike.
This Syrian City Has A Short Window Of Time For Humanitarian AidBy Ryan Biek | October 18, 2016
Russia and Syria agreed to stop bombing the war-torn city for eight hours on Thursday.
The Syrian War Through A 7-Year-Old's EyesBy Melissa Prax | October 3, 2016
Bana Alabed tweets with the help of her mom so the world can see firsthand what's going on in Aleppo.
The Aleppo Siege, As Explained By A White HelmetBy Jake Godin | September 28, 2016
Aleppo's opposition-held eastern neighborhoods have been hit with an unprecedented number of airstrikes.
Dear Assad, Here's Why The White Helmets Matter To SyriaBy Jake Godin | September 22, 2016
Whether they're pulling people out of the rubble or putting out fires, the White Helmets are saving lives.
Children In Syria Grow Up Knowing Nothing But WarBy Jake Godin | September 14, 2016
There are more than 8 million Syrian children in need of aid. A Syrian doctor describes life for some of those who've grown up with the conflict.
Here's What You Can Do Now To Help People In SyriaBy Jake Godin | August 31, 2016
The image of Omran Daqneesh may have gone viral, but there are kids like him in Syria every day. Here's what you can do to help change that.
These Volunteers Have One Of The Most Dangerous Jobs In The WorldBy Lauren Stephenson | August 20, 2016
The White Helmets have been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for their work in Syria.
5-Year-Old Boy Is Symbol Of Devastation In AleppoBy Jake Godin | August 17, 2016
The boy was one of about a dozen injured in an airstrike.
The Syrian Volunteer Who Rescued Aleppo's 'Miracle Baby' Has DiedBy Melissa Prax | August 14, 2016
Khaled Harah volunteered with Syria Civil Defence in Aleppo for about three years.
Violence Continues In Aleppo, But Syrians Are CelebratingBy Melissa Prax | August 7, 2016
Syrians in Aleppo are cheering on rebels who have reportedly ended the government's monthlong siege. But the regime says it's pushing back.
Chemical Weapons May Have Been Used In Syria — AgainBy Jake Godin | August 2, 2016
The northern Syrian city of Saraqib has been attacked with chemical weapons in the past, including one instance where sarin may have been used.
Syrian Kids Are Burning Tires To Create A DIY No-Fly ZoneBy Jake Godin | August 1, 2016
Syrians in rebel-held east Aleppo have resorted to burning tires to try to prevent airstrikes from Russia and the Syrian regime.
The Syrian Artist Who 'Paints On Death'By Jake Godin | July 12, 2016
Akram Abo Alfoz paints on death. Using discarded bombs and bullets, Alfoz creates art to show the world that Syrians aren't terrorists.
Child Pulled From Rubble Alive After Airstrikes Hit Northern SyriaBy Jake Godin | May 31, 2016
Ten airstrikes have killed at least 23 people, seven of them children, in Syria's rebel-controlled north, according to monitoring groups.
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