In Idlib’s most dangerous corner, a young nature photographer documents the forgotten aspects of everyday life, clinging to the beauty of Syria’s green province.
Students in opposition-held areas struggle to earn recognized degrees, but the expanding university landscape in northwest Syria could bring new opportunities.
‘Smuggled death’: How booby-trapped cars and assassins infiltrate the Syrian National Army areas of north Aleppo
Between the beginning of 2020 and April 2021, 173 civilians were killed by bombings or gunfire by unidentified armed men in the two areas controlled by the Turkey-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) in northern and western Aleppo province.
The appalling targeting of a hospital in Afrin immediately triggered accusations against the SDF. However, the location from which the rockets were launched is controlled by both Assad regime and SDF forces.
Although the conscription policy imposed by the SDF in areas of its control was the direct incentive of protests in Syria’s northern city of Manbij last week, public discontent can be traced back to more deeply rooted drivers that threaten the northeast in general.
Lessons from al-Yaroubiah: Can cross-line aid replace the UN cross-border mechanism in northwest Syria?
Every year, northwest Syria braces for a humanitarian catastrophe as Russia threatens to cut the cross-border aid supply. What does the experience of northeast Syria reveal about the limits of cross-line aid as an alternative?
Nature is another victim of the conflict in Syria, once referred to by some as the environmental “crown jewel” of the Middle East. Inside the country and abroad, nature lovers still strive to monitor and preserve this natural heritage.
Three years after ‘Olive Branch’: A militarized Afrin and continued violations against its residents
Three years since Turkish-backed Syrian opposition factions took over the Afrin region, its original residents—especially the Kurds—have grown accustomed “to injustice.”
Four years after government forces took control of the entire city in northern Syria, Aleppo’s reality appears far from a model to be emulated.
Will new reforms be enough to quell discontent within the Autonomous Administration? The promised reforms include “local elections” across AA areas within a year.