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syria

22 articles
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Whoever Saves a Life

Seven days with Syria’s first responders.

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Evaporated

On the trail of Austin Tice and the late James Foley, freelance journalists who were kidnapped in Syria in 2012.

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How to Build a Perfect Refugee Camp

Why do Syrian civilians in a Turkish camp live in relative luxury?

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Whose Sarin?

Did the Obama Administration ignore evidence that someone other than Assad could be behind the sarin attacks?

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Inside the One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed the Secrets and Atrocities of Syria's War

A profile of Eliot Higgins, whose blog, Brown Moses, has become required reading at intelligence agencies, human rights organizations, and news outlets around the world.

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Enduring Exile

A family’s journey from Armenia to Syria and back again.

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On the Ground With Syria's News Smugglers

How citizen journalists are covering the war.

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Once Upon a Time in the Middle East

On driving (and walking) in the Middle East – from Syria to Lebanon, across Saudi Arabia to Dammam, in a taxi through war-torn Beirut.

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The Shadow Commander

Iranian operative Qassem Suleimani has been reshaping the Middle East for 15 years. Now he’s directing Bashar al-Assad’s war in Syria.

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Bashar al-Assad: "All contracts signed with Russia are implemented"

“Have they not realised that since the Vietnam War, all the wars their predecessors have waged have failed? Have they not learned that they have gained nothing from these wars but the destruction of the countries they fought, which has had a destabilising effect on the Middle East and other parts of the world? Have they not comprehended that all of these wars have not made people in the region appreciate them or believe in their policies?”

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City of the Lost

Life inside Za’atari, a camp for Syrian refugees just across the Jordanian border, where “the dispossession is absolute. Everyone has lost his country, his home, his equilibrium. Most have lost a family member or a friend. What is left is a kind of theatrical pride, the necessary performance of will.”

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Makers of War

How a corporate network engineer became one of Aleppo’s most prolific weapons manufacturers.

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The Price of Loyalty in Syria

On living in Syria as an Alawite loyalist.

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Arming Syria’s Rebellion

In a Turkish hotel, veterans of the Libyan Revolution meet with their fractured Syrian counterparts to transfer know-how and heavy weaponry.

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The Thin Red Line

Inside the White House debate over Syria.

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Captured on Film

On dissident filmmakers in Syria.

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Every Place Is Khalidiya

A trip to a grave in Damascus as shelling started in Homs.

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On the Lam in Lebanon

The Syrian civil war crosses into Lebanon.

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A High Holy Whodunit

How and why did 200 pages of the Aleppo Codex, “the oldest, most complete, most accurate text of the Hebrew Bible,” go missing?

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Highway to Homs

A motorcycle trip through Syria as it descends into chaos.