Women returning to Raqqa from the al-Hol detention camp face major challenges as they seek to turn the page on their past. While they describe themselves as victims, some of their neighbors still view them as part of the Islamic State.
Amid fears of war between Israel and Hamas spiraling into a regional conflagration, analysts weigh the impact of regional players and assess the likelihood of another front in Syria.
In Deir e-Zor province, nearly two weeks of clashes between the Syrian Democratic Forces and Arab clans calling for self rule have come to an end, but residents are uneasy about what the future holds “after the clans were defanged.”
Days of airstrikes and rumblings of a long-threatened Turkish offensive in northern Syria after Istanbul bombing
Ground shelling continued on Friday after days of heavy Turkish airstrikes on territory held by Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, while Turkish President Erdoğan renewed his vow to launch a long-threatened ground operation in northern Syria
A cholera outbreak in northern Syria has spread to Idlib displacement camps, and fragile health systems across all areas of control face their latest test.
In Syria’s eastern Deir e-Zor province, the Islamic State is increasingly moving out of the shadows, openly recruiting new members in villages, reactivating its religious police force and escalating attacks.