Alice Fordham appears in the following:
Monday, January 16, 2017
Iraqi forces with U.S. help have pressed deep into the ISIS-held city of Mosul but progress is still slow and dangerous. The scene may soon shift to an area where ISIS has more support.
Friday, January 13, 2017
Driven to save his culture, an ethnic Assyrian living in Britain is recording ancient tales of adventure sung by modern-day bards. The songs echo stories from ancient Greece to the Bible.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Homs was one of the places where the Syrian uprising began. The government has driven out its opponents in 2014, but much of the city remains in ruins, waiting to be rebuilt.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
A cease-fire is still technically in place but some fighting continues. The government is pressing an offensive on the valley of the Barada River and Damascus' water supply is badly affected.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Russia and Turkey have announced a new cease-fire for Syria. But like others that have come and gone, this probably represents little more than a pause.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Hopes that international diplomacy might achieve a ceasefire or peace deal have faded, as fighters loyal to Syria's president press into the last opposition areas of the city.
Monday, December 12, 2016
The city is known as "Mother of the Martyrs" due to its high number of pro-regime fighters who've died in the years of war. Most who live here are Alawite Muslims, as is President Bashar Assad.
Monday, December 12, 2016
ISIS forces had been pushed out of Palmyra last March. Reports differ as to whether the city has fallen once again to ISIS, but it's clear the radical group has re-entered the city.
Friday, December 09, 2016
The United Nations human rights agency says it has reports that hundreds of people attempting to leave rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria, have been prevented from doing so by rebel forces. It also says hundreds of men who left have gone missing after reaching regime-controlled areas and are believed to have been imprisoned or killed.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Pro-government forces are advancing deep into rebel held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo, endangering thousands of civilians. In Damascus, the battle is praised as a major victory.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
After more than five years of fighting, President Bashar Assad's military is making significant advances against rebels in Aleppo and is subduing the restive suburbs of Damascus.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
A boy from Mosul, now in an Iraqi camp, quit school after ISIS took it over. "The children were terrified," says his mother. "They should be playing, and instead it was blood, blood everywhere."
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
After years of virtual stalemate, the Syrian government has made its largest advance into rebel-held areas of the city of Aleppo. It changes the map in the Syrian civil war.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Iraqi forces recently drove the Islamic State from the ancient site of Nimrud. But during its stay, the extremists shattered friezes, leaving cuneiform texts strewn around the site.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
An Iraqi special forces commander worries that the battle to force ISIS from the city of Mosul is too dependent on his elite troops.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Iraqi security forces, paramilitaries and international allies still face stiff resistance from ISIS in the city's outskirts. Inside the city, soldiers say civilians are being used as human shields.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Iraqi and U.S. offensive to try to force ISIS from the city of Mosul has been underway for nearly a month. But the fight for the city itself is just beginning.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
As families flee from the ISIS-held areas around the Iraqi city of Mosul, they're put in detention. Relatives who were displaced long ago crowd the other side of the fence trying to visit with them.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Christians in northern Iraq can now return to villages that the Islamic State occupied for the past two years. But the damage is extensive and many are not sure it's safe to go back.
Monday, November 07, 2016
Iraqi forces are advancing toward Mosul's center from the east. As the battle intensifies, more people are fleeing the city.