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Top U.S. Commander: Bashar al-Assad ‘Has Won’ Syrian Civil War

Top U.S. Commander: Bashar al-Assad ‘Has Won’ Syrian Civil War

WASHINGTON, DC — The Russian- and Iranian-assisted regime of Bashar al-Assad is winning the civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands in Syria since 2011, suggested the top U.S. commander in the
Civilians without hope, a leader without a country: call this a victory?

Civilians without hope, a leader without a country: call this a victory?

Assad claims he has restored sovereignty to Syria, but grievances remain deep for both vanquished and victorsThe beginning of the end for Ghouta came first with a trickle. Desperate, hungry and
Besieged enclave of Ghouta on brink of falling to Syrian regime

Besieged enclave of Ghouta on brink of falling to Syrian regime

About 15,000 people flee opposition area seven years since protests that led to warThe Syrian opposition enclave of Ghouta is on the brink of falling to regime forces, three weeks into a relentless
White House acknowledges the U.S. is at war in seven countries

White House acknowledges the U.S. is at war in seven countries

“It is important to remember that terrorism is a tactic, and we’ve been devising a strategy to counteract a tactic, while failing to address many of the reasons why the tactic is used in the first
Thousands flee Syria's Ghouta as Assad loyalists capture rebel town

Thousands flee Syria's Ghouta as Assad loyalists capture rebel town

Thousands of civilians poured out of Eastern Ghouta on Thursday as the capture of a key town brought Syria's government closer to retaking the devastated rebel enclave outside Damascus.
Seven years of war: Reporting from Syria's conflict zones

Seven years of war: Reporting from Syria's conflict zones

This week marks seven years since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, which has left at least 350,000 dead, displaced millions and exacerbated regional tensions. FRANCE 24 correspondents have been

Remembering Aleppo, a City in Ruins

As Syria enters its eighth year of conflict, Lina Sergie Attar, a Syrian-American architect, reflects on the devastation that ripped her city apart just over one year ago.
‘We Were Dying in There’: Thousands of Syrians Flee Rebel Enclave

‘We Were Dying in There’: Thousands of Syrians Flee Rebel Enclave

People carrying their belongings as they left the town of Hammouriyeh, in Syria’s eastern Ghouta region, on Thursday.
Kurds Allege Ethnic Cleansing as Turkey Launches Airstrikes on Afrin, Syria

Kurds Allege Ethnic Cleansing as Turkey Launches Airstrikes on Afrin, Syria

The Turkish government entered Afrin city this week, the main population center of the eponymous Syrian Kurdish province, fueling fears of artificially imposed "demographic change" meant to displace
Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid

Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid

In a proposed aid overhaul, Nikki Haley embraces an “America first” foreign policy.
America and Turkey Need to Step Back From the Brink

America and Turkey Need to Step Back From the Brink

Washington and Ankara are playing a dangerous game of chicken in Syria.
Facebook Has a Genocide Problem

Facebook Has a Genocide Problem

The optimism surrounding tech’s potential for spreading freedom and democracy was hard-wired into the Arab Spring. In its early weeks and months, talk of technology and revolution were inseparable. On

Thousands flee as Syrian regime makes progress against rebels

Thousands of Syrians fled their homes in the Eastern Ghouta region as Syrian government forces seized rebel territory. The reported number of the refugees fleeing the…

McMaster: It’s ‘time to impose serious’ consequences on Russia and Iran

National security adviser H.R. McMaster declared Thursday that the U.S. needs to further crackdown on Russia and Iran. “It is time to impose serious political…
‘We Were Dying in There’: Thousands of Syrians Flee Rebel Enclave

‘We Were Dying in There’: Thousands of Syrians Flee Rebel Enclave

People carrying their belongings as they left the town of Hammouriyeh, in Syria’s eastern Ghouta region, on Thursday.
Thousands flee Eastern Ghouta violence, victory in sight for Syria's Assad

Thousands flee Eastern Ghouta violence, victory in sight for Syria's Assad

Tens of thousands of terrified men, women and children streamed out on foot and in pick-up trucks Thursday from besieged enclaves on two fronts, fleeing bombings from the Syrian military near Damascus
Thousands Flee as Syrian Government Troops Advance on Eastern Ghouta

Thousands Flee as Syrian Government Troops Advance on Eastern Ghouta

It's the largest exodus since the military ramped up its effort to take back the area
Civilians flee as two big Syria battles enter decisive phases

Civilians flee as two big Syria battles enter decisive phases

Thousands of civilians were fleeing from besieged enclaves at opposite ends of Syria on Friday as two major battles in the multi-sided war entered decisive phases, with hundreds of thousands of people