Tag: syria

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Once Upon a Jihad

Life and death with the young and radicalized.

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Why Is It So Difficult for Syrian Refugees to Get Into the U.S.?

More than 4 million Syrians have fled the war. 2,647 have made it to the United States.

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Behind the Black Flag: The Recruitment of an ISIS Killer

Since the Syrian rebel leader Hassan Aboud joined ISIS, taking with him fighters and weapons, he has been behind a sprawling mix of battlefield action and crime.

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A Dream of Secular Utopia in ISIS' Backyard

On a thin sliver of land called Rojava where "rules of the neighboring ISIS caliphate ha[ve] been inverted," a Kurdish Syrian college trains its future autonomous leaders.
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ISIS Women and Enforcers in Syria Recount Collaboration, Anguish and Escape

They were cousins who grow up in Raqqa amidst parties, beaches, even bikinis. They married ISIS fighters to protect their families, then became morality policers.

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The Displaced: Hana

The daily life and dwindling hopes of a 12-year-old Syrian refugee.

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Ten Borders

A Syrian refugee’s epic escape route through Europe.

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"They Were Torturing to Kill"

The photographs that Caesar, a Syrian military photographer, smuggled out of Assad’s death dungeons.

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Meet the American Vigilantes Who Are Fighting ISIS

The ragtag group of fighters from America and Europe who joined the fight against extremists in Syria don’t seem to know what they are doing.

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The Road to Damascus

While a Marine stationed in Afghanistan, Austin Tice decided he wanted to become a war photographer. He entered Syria and filed stories for McClatchy and the Washington Post. Then he disappeared.

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The Journey

A refugee’s odyssey from Syria to Sweden.

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Five Hostages

Feeling abandoned by America, families fight to save their children from ISIS.