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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 Ghouta

By 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 Syria

By 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 Over

By 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 Civilians

By 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 Aid

By 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 Weapons

By 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 Kurds

By 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 Attack

By 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 Syria

By 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 Zones

By Jake Jones | September 11, 2017

The cease-fire went into force July 9.

US Condemns Brutal Killings Of White Helmet Volunteers In Syria

By 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 Civilians

By 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 Talks

By 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 Group

By 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 Syria

By 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 Syria

By 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 Attack

By 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 Priority

By 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 Strikes

By 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 Many

By 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 Obama

By 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 Proof

By 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 Refugees

By 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 Year

By 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 Aleppo

By 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 Evacuated

By 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 – Again

By 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 Homes

By 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 Rubble

By 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 Aid

By 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 Eyes

By 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 Helmet

By 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 Syria

By 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 War

By 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 Syria

By 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 World

By 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 Aleppo

By 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 Died

By 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 Celebrating

By 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 — Again

By 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 Zone

By 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 Syria

By 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.

This 8-Year-Old Refugee Uses Drawings To Show Her Journey From Syria

By Melissa Prax | May 8, 2016

One Syrian refugee drew pictures of her family's trip from Aleppo to a camp at the Greek-Macedonian border.

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