Alice Fordham

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After Slow Going Against ISIS, Battle Picks Up In The Iraqi City Of Mosul

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.


In England, An Effort To Preserve Ancient, Epic Assyrian Poetry

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.


In Ancient Syrian City, Fighting Has Stopped But Rebuilding Is Scarce

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.


The Water Supply To Damascus Is Disrupted By Syria's Civil War

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.


Russia And Turkey Have Agreed On Cease-Fire For Syria, What's Next?

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.


Syrian Government Forces Are Close To Crushing Rebellion In Aleppo

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.


In A Pro-Assad Stronghold, Security Comes At A Heavy Price

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.


ISIS Launches New Offensive In Ancient Syrian City Of Palmyra

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.


U.N. Says Hundreds Of Men Missing After Trying To Escape Aleppo

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.


Syrian Regime Forces Advance Into Rebel-Held Areas Of Aleppo

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.


As Syrian Government Forces Advance, The War Could Be At A Turning Point

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.


ISIS Drove Them From School. Now The Kids Of Mosul Want To Go Back

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."


In Syria, Pro-Regime Forces Advance On Aleppo's Rebel Territory

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.


In Northern Iraq, ISIS Leaves Behind An Archaeological Treasure In Ruins

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.


Iraqi Special Forces Spread Thin By Mosul Battle

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.


The Fight For Mosul, Underway For A Month, Is Only Just Beginning

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.


Fight Slows Down After Iraqi Forces Enter ISIS-Held City Of Mosul

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.


Displaced Iraqis In Mosul Look Forward To Reuniting With Relatives

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.


ISIS Is Gone, But Iraqi Christians Are Wary Of Returning Home

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.


Iraqi Fight Against ISIS Moves Deeper Into Mosul

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.