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Sunday, April 24, 2016
At least 19 people died Friday in a round of Syrian government air strikes on the city of Aleppo, human rights observers said. Fighting in Syria has intensified in recent weeks.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
In one corner of Syria, a town is split between Kurdish control and the Syrian regime. Residents navigate between the competing powers from street to street.
Monday, April 11, 2016
There are growing signs that a cease-fire that's largely held since the end of February is fraying. Over the weekend, there were reports of fighting around the city of Aleppo.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
In northeastern Syria, Christians are mourning those killed by ISIS when the militants tore through a band of Assyrian villages a year ago. The towns were recaptured, but the community is scarred.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Iraqi forces with U.S. help are making preparations for an attempt — weeks or months away — to push ISIS out of Mosul. The tentative progress shows how tough the battle might be.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
In northeastern Syria, local residents are watching the comings and goings from a rural airstrip they say is America's Syria footprint in the anti-ISIS war.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
With help from U.S. special forces, Kurdish and Arab troops recently forced ISIS out of Shadadi, a key crossroads town. Now comes the challenge of running the place.
Monday, March 14, 2016
In the eastern part of Syria, forces backed by the U.S. and its allies say they are pushing ISIS back. And U.S. officials say those forces are becoming more cohesive, and it turn more successful.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
The Free Syrian Army was a key player in the early days of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. But many members are now feeling lost in a war that's become a morass of factions.
Monday, February 29, 2016
The cease-fire in Syria is mostly holding, and the United Nations hopes to get more aid to people under siege.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
The U.S. and Russia have brokered a partial truce in the fighting in Syria. NPR's Alice Fordham has an update on its prospects and how it's affecting people on the ground.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
A whistle shrills, and a dozen boys tear across a gray schoolyard. Some are in sneakers, others have bare feet slapping the concrete. "This is a physical education class," announces Metin Yildiz, the director of education at Elbeyli refugee camp in southern Turkey.
About 24,000 Syrians have been living in ...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Perhaps the biggest question about the efforts to bring a pause in the fighting in Syria is: Have Russian air strikes emboldened the Syrian regime so much that it doesn't want to stop fighting?
Friday, February 19, 2016
Syrians making their way into Turkey say the intensification of regime and Russian airstrikes has forced them out of Syria after hanging on for years. Now they worry the regime is going to win.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Several Syrian hospitals were hit by airstrikes and missile attacks, throwing more doubts on the chances for a truce plan made by world powers last week.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Iraq's war against the Islamic State is gaining momentum. Intensified U.S. airstrikes and more than a year of U.S. training of Iraqi soldiers seem to be paying off. ISIS supply lines have been cut and its access to oil has been reduced. When Iraqi forces with coalition airstrikes retook the ...
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Conditions are worsening in one ISIS-controlled area of Iraq. In pursuit of safety and stability, thousands of civilians are walking for days over the Hamrin Mountains, often without water or sleep.
Friday, January 29, 2016
ISIS has been driven out of Tikrit and most residents have returned. But armed Shiite groups are becoming entrenched in the Sunni city, an arrangement that's led to trouble elsewhere in Iraq.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Let's start on the front line of every faltering economy: the grocery store. In a Baghdad shop lined with baskets of spices and rose petal tea, owner Osama al-Hassani is measuring out roasted, salted beans.
"Is that enough?" he says to a customer.
It's not very much. ...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The United Nations says about 20,000 people have been killed in Iraq since the Islamic State began pushing into that country in 2014. NPR takes a look at the report and the devastation it describes.