Alice Fordham

Alice Fordham appears in the following:

U.N. Security Council Fails To Act After Emergency Meeting On Syria

Monday, September 26, 2016

The aerial bombardment of eastern Aleppo by Syrian regime and Russian warplanes has reached a new level of ferocity. The attacks killed hundreds, overwhelmed hospitals and destroyed neighborhoods.


Syrian Airstrikes Target White Helmets Volunteer Group In Aleppo

Friday, September 23, 2016

Syria is unleashing its air power on rebel-held Aleppo, saying it will reclaim all of the embattled city. A target of the air assault appears to be the White Helmets — the volunteer rescue group that works in the opposition area and has been talked about as a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize.


Shaky Cease-Fire Ends In Syria With A Bang

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Syria's government resumed air attacks, particularly on areas held by the opposition around Aleppo. Airstrikes hit an aid convoy. The government had given permission for the convoy to move.


Despite Cease-Fire, Syrians Await Badly Needed Humanitarian Aid

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A ceasefire that began Monday in Syria is seeing only partial success. The guns have calmed in some areas but not much in others and badly needed humanitarian aid still hasn't arrived.


Fighting Slows Down In Syria As Cease-Fire Begins

Monday, September 12, 2016

A cease-fire between rebels and the Assad regime is slated to begin Monday night at dusk in Syria.


Syrian Cease-Fire Is Expected To Begin At Sundown

Monday, September 12, 2016

A Russian-U.S. plan for a reduction in hostilities in Syria is due to go into effect on Monday, but violence flared over the weekend. Russia supports the Assad regime while the U.S. supports rebels.


New Syria Ceasefire Set To Begin Monday

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The United States and Russia have struck a deal to join military targeting of ISIS in Syria, starting with a ceasefire that goes into effect on Monday. But previous efforts have fallen apart.


In New Truce Plan For Syria, Plenty Of Reason For Skepticism

Friday, September 09, 2016

The last U.S.-Russia deal on a Syrian truce collapsed quickly, but they're trying again. Here's what will have to happen if it's going to work this time.


Syrian Government Accused Of Using Chlorine Gas On Civilians

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The bombs were dropped on a rebel-held neighborhood of Aleppo. It is the second chlorine attack in the past month. Weaponized chlorine is banned under international treaties.


When ISIS Retreats, Turks And Kurds Renew Fighting In Syria

Monday, August 29, 2016

Two U.S. allies in the fight against ISIS are fighting each other in Syria — Turks and Kurds. It's one of the rivalries that occurs when ISIS is forced from areas that multiple sides covet.


Syrian Government In Control After Rebels Evacuate Daraya

Monday, August 29, 2016

A small suburb of Damascus that was a symbol of resistance is no more. Daraya is all but a ghost town. After years of opposition to the Syrian regime, fighters and civilians were allowed to leave.


After 4-Year Siege, Rebels And Families Evacuate Darayya, Syria

Friday, August 26, 2016

After years of opposition to the Syrian regime and a brutal siege, fighters and civilians are allowed to leave a town near Damascus — in essence to surrender.


U.S.-Backed Turkish Offensive In Syria Threatens Alliance With Kurds

Thursday, August 25, 2016

In Syria, the U.S. is backing a Turkish offensive to kick ISIS out of towns in the north. But this comes as a nasty surprise to another U.S. ally in Syria — ethnic Kurds — who have a long enmity with Turkey.


The Siege That Keeps A Rebel Town In Syria Desperate For Food Aid

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Rebels have controlled Daraya, outside Damascus, since 2012. The Syrian government has responded by barring aid from reaching the increasingly desperate town. Some accuse it of using aid as a weapon.


Baghdad Still Reeling From Weekend Truck Bomb; Scores Died

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

ISIS claimed responsibility for the deadly truck bombing in Iraq during the early hours of Sunday morning. The attack comes as the extremists are losing ground on the battlefield.


Iraqi Military Video Shows Massive Attack On ISIS

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Iraqi and U.S. forces claim to have killed hundreds of ISIS fighters and destroyed hundreds of their vehicles in a convoy moving across the desert.


Dozens Killed In Airstrike On Syrian Refugee Camp

Thursday, May 05, 2016

In a new outrage for the Syria war, an airsrike killed dozens in a camp for displaced people. It took place on the second day of a deal that was supposed to salvage the already nearly void ceasefire.


Joining ISIS: It's Not Always For Reasons You Might Assume

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Two ISIS fighters captured in Syria say they joined the militant group as a way to fight an oppressive regime. But it also provided friendship, and it didn't seem much more violent than other options.


More Than A Dozen, Including A Pediatrician, Killed In Attack On Syrian Hospital

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A young pediatrician killed by an airstrike on a Syrian hospital was known for his bedside manner with Aleppo's wounded children. The strike signaled the two-month ceasefire is nearly void.


Pentagon To Send Additional 250 Special Forces Troops To Syria

Monday, April 25, 2016

President Obama announced he will send additional U.S. special operations forces to Syria. The announcement comes at a time when ISIS's foothold on the region is, reportedly, weakening.