Syrian Civil War

The Syrian Civil War started back in the first quarter of 2011. Nationwide protests arose against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. His forces retaliated by violently cracking down against those who protested. It soon turned into a military conflict with the formation of the Free Syrian Army. By 2013, Hezbollah had entered the fray in support of the Free Syrian Army. The conflict has been raging for over four years now and no end is in sight.
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Inter-rebel clashes resume in northwest Syria after collapse of truce

Intense fighting raged near rugged terrain around Kafr Jana village in northern Aleppo where both sides sent reinforcements.

By REUTERS
17/10/2022
SIX-YEAR-OLD Awan Al-Aziz stands in a tent at a refugee camp near the Turkish border in Syria in Jun

Lebanon to start returning Syrian refugees, despite rights groups' fears

Lebanese officials believe that the situation in Syria has de-escalated enough to send refugees back to their home country.

By REUTERS
12/10/2022

With a Russian nudge, Turkey and Syria step up contacts

The contacts reflect a Russian policy shift as Moscow steels itself for a protracted conflict in Ukraine and seeks to secure its position in Syria.

By REUTERS
15/09/2022

US says a drone attack targeted its Syria base, no casualties

The attack took place at the base near where the borders of Syria, Jordan and Iraq meet. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

By REUTERS
15/08/2022

Despite danger, journalists in Syria are determined to keep reporting to ensure justice

Journalists who have covered Syria – and paid heavy prices for it – share their stories with The Media Line.

By DEBBIE MOHNBLATT/THE MEDIA LINE
12/08/2022

Jackie Chan-produced film shoots scenes in former ISIS hotbed in Syria

Once a hotspot of ISIS activity, Hajar al-Aswad, located four kilometers south of Damascus, is now a shooting ground for a Jackie Chan-produced movie called Home Operation.

Something needs to be done about the dying children in Syria - opinion

How the West can correct its mistakes and save Syrians drowning in a riptide of internal conflict, starvation and sanctions.

Syrian opposition groups meet in Qatar in search of unity

‘Syria is no longer Syria; for the international community this means dealing with Russia and dealing with Iran,’ said exiled negotiator Mariam Jalabi.

By DEBBIE MOHNBLATT/THE MEDIA LINE
10/02/2022

German court finds main suspect guilty in first Syria torture trial

Anwar R. was found guilty on 27 of out 58 counts of murder, rape and sexual assault carried out at a Damascus prison.

By REUTERS
13/01/2022

This is the depth of suffering of the Syrian civil war

Levin believes his whole quest, and the unsavory individuals he meets along the way, reveals the corrupt and inhumane basis of the Syrian civil war.

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