Alice Fordham

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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.


As Iraqi Forces Push Into Mosul, Camps Brace For An Influx Of The Displaced

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

In Iraq, counter-terror forces are nudging their way into the ISIS-held city of Mosul. People are fleeing the fighting with only the clothes on their backs. Hundreds of thousands more could follow.


Iraqi Forces Approach Outskirts Of Mosul In Battle With ISIS

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Iraqi government forces have fought their way into the edges of the large city of Mosul, an important step in the effort to force ISIS from the town.


Near Mosul, Some Residents Flee ISIS, Others Stay And Fight With ISIS

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Iraqi army is battling its way through villages south of Mosul. Residents who fled say some local tribes are still with ISIS, and will be ready to fight to the death.


The Dueling Narratives In The Fight For Mosul

Saturday, October 22, 2016

In Iraq, the battle for control of Mosul, the country's second largest city, has been raging for almost a week. There are differing narratives coming from the Pentagon and the front lines.


Iraqi Forces Shaken By ISIS Resistance In Fight For Mosul

Saturday, October 22, 2016

In the first week of an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, the effort is slow and fraught with danger. While officials say the operation is on track, citizens who've witnessed the casualties disagree.


When Mosul's Cops Return, Will They Seek Reconciliation Or Revenge?

Friday, October 21, 2016

The police force has regrouped outside the city and is eager to return and reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State. But some officers speak openly of their desire to settle scores.


After ISIS, People From Mosul Fear What May Come Next

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Iraqis from Mosul expect chaos when ISIS is pushed out. In 13 years of war, when the army and its U.S. ally have taken control of cities, the military victories were squandered amid sectarian feuding.