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Zaatari Refugee Camp Turns 3
The camp has become one of the largest cities in Jordan.
ISIS Ousted From Syrian City of Hasakah: Report
Kurdish militias now control 70 percent of northeastern city, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Syrian Rebels Launch Major Attack on Government-Held Areas Vital to President Assad
The insurgents are trying to drive into the Sahl al-Ghab plain, the heartland of Assad's Alawite sect.
Syrian Army Is Lacking Soldiers: Assad
Bashar al-Assad made his first public speech in more than a year.
Drone Images Show Destruction of Aleppo, Syria
Aleppo has been on the list of World Heritage Sites in danger since 2013.
Syria Torture Photos ‘Depict Real People and Events’: FBI Report
Smuggled out of Syria, the photos are being used to raise awareness of atrocities and push for civilian protections.
What Exactly Will Obama Do to Help the Syrian Rebels?
Nobody in Washington appears to care about the latest instance of U.S. mission creep in Syria’s civil war.
Reports: Three Spanish Journalists Missing in Syria
The reporters have not been heard from since July 11.
Torn Limb From Limb, Syrian Refugees in Jordan Rebuild From the Scars of War
Jordan’s health care system is struggling to provide for Syrian refugees.
Photos: Injured Syrians Try to Rebuild Broken Lives and Bodies in Jordan
Refugees displaced by Syria's ongoing civil war are trying to build new lives in Jordan.
Assad’s War for Survival in Syria Is Now Iran’s War
Unable to persuade more Alawites to fight for him, Assad depends upon Iranian troops to stay in power.
Number of Syrian Refugees Now Exceeds 4 Million: UNHCR
The U.N.’s refugee agency says more than 4 million Syrians have fled the country to escape conflict.
How to Beat ISIS: Divide Syria Into Parts
Moderate elements should be encouraged to establish safe zones in Syria, with U.S. and allied forces acting in support.
Senior Islamic State Leader Killed in U.S.-Led Coalition Strike
The June 16 strike killed Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, the brother of another fighter linked to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi.
Is Turkey Really Going to Invade Syria?
The reason Turkey might go to war with its neighbor says more about the standing of the Turkish government than about events in Syria.
Syrian Islamist Insurgents Launch Battle to Seize Government-Held Aleppo
The fall of Aleppo would be a major blow for President Bashar al-Assad.
Obama on Iran and Syria: See No Evil
Iran’s role in human rights abuses and funding terror is ignored to keep the nuclear deal sweet.
U.N.: Assad’s Barrel Bombs Continue to Kill Syrians
The U.S. and the U.K. condemn Syria’s ongoing use of these indiscriminate weapons.
Assad Regime Launches #SummerInSyria Social Media Campaign
The hashtag has been used on social media to further highlight the atrocities occurring across the country.
Golan Druze Attack Israeli Army Ambulance, Syrian Casualty Dies
The incident was the second attack by Druze on an Israeli army ambulance in under 24 hours.
Tel Aviv Diary: Saving the Druze From Massacre
No one can predict what impact Israeli intervention on behalf of the Druze might have.
Conflict Cost 13.4 Percent of World’s GDP in 2014
Syria is the world’s most violent country.
Syrian Doctors Address Congress on Chemical Weapons
"I have never seen a more obscene way to kill children."
'Everyone' Running Out of Patience on Syria's Use of Chemical Weapons, Kerry Says
Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. was engaged in a number of efforts to stop it.
Twitter Maps Track Groups in Control of Syria and Iraq
18-year-old Thomas van Linge’s maps show the changing faces of Iraq and Syria.
Syrian Refugees Stranded as Jordan Tightens Border
Jordan has taken in more than 600,000 Syrian refugees, but the country is restricting its border crossings.
Should the U.S. Set Up a ‘No-Fly’ Zone Over Northern Syria?
An exclusion zone should be implemented only after public discussion, debate in Congress and a congressional vote.
U.S. Says Assad Is Aiding ISIS With Airstrikes
The U.S. accused the Syrian government of helping the group advance near Aleppo.
Is ISIS Winning?
While Washington wrings its hands, the Islamic State is making gains and it’s Iran that’s fighting back.
ISIS Commander Vows the Group 'Will Not Touch' Palmyra Ruins
However, an expert suggest they are simply playing for time.