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A Journey to Explore What ‘Victory’ Looks Like in a Shattered Syria

“Safety is back in Syria,” proclaimed one billboard. But safety had proved elusive for Um Ahmad, 28, who was sitting on her stoop with her sister at dusk, surrounded by shattered buildings. Their husbands were both missing, the two [...]

ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria

These trends, described by Iraqi, American and other Western intelligence and military officials, and documented in a recent series of government and United Nations assessments, portray an Islamic State on the rise again, not only in [...]

Car bomb in rebel-held northern Syria kills 13 people

BEIRUT (AP) – A car bomb killed at least 13 people Sunday night near a mosque in a northern town held by Turkey-backed fighters, and wounded dozens of people, Syrian opposition activists said. The blast in the town of Azaz occurred Sunday [...]

Where ISIS Ruled in Syria, Fear and Uncertainty Reign

MANBIJ, Syria — Cities and towns across eastern Syria are overwhelmed by rubble. The militias that fought the Islamic State are digging tunnels to prepare for a possible battle against Turkey. A recent explosion in the city of Raqqa [...]

Syria Dispatch: A Syria Detention Camp Struggles to Hold the Women and Children of ISIS

AL HOL CAMP, Syria — She left the Netherlands to join the Islamic State in Syria, and married a fighter here. He was killed, so she married another, who got her pregnant before he was killed, too. Then this month, as the Islamic State [...]

Last ISIS Village in Syria Falls, and a Caliphate Crumbles

A four-year military operation to flush the Islamic State from its territory in Iraq and Syria ended on Saturday, as the last village held by the terrorist group was retaken, erasing a militant theocracy that once spanned two countries. Cornered [...]

British Woman Who Joined ISIS in Syria Wants to Come Home

LONDON — A 19-year-old woman who left Britain in 2015 to join the Islamic State and who says she is nine months pregnant has told a reporter that she fled the last remaining village held by the terrorist group in Syria and wanted [...]

Syria Liable in Killing of Journalist Marie Colvin, Court Rules

A federal court has held Syria’s government liable for the targeting and killing of an American journalist as she reported on the shelling of a rebellious area of Homs in 2012. The decision could help ease the way for war-crimes prosecutions [...]

For the Kremlin, Venezuela Is Not the Next Syria

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has long made the buttressing of beleaguered despots a pillar of his foreign policy — most successfully by deploying the military in Syria — to drive home the point that outside powers [...]

Activists: Blast targets al-Qaida-linked group in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) – Syrian opposition activists say a woman has blown herself up, killing two people, outside an administration office for an al-Qaida-linked group in the northern city of Idlib. The Local Coordination Committees say Tuesday’s [...]