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Syrian Civil War

  1. Israel Targets Iran’s Military in Syria With ‘Unprecedented’ StrikesThe Syrian Foreign Ministry called the strikes “the start of a new phase of aggression” by Israel.
  2. The U.S. Airstrikes on Syria Turned Out to Be Very ConventionalAnd quite possibly useless.
  3. foreign policy
    U.S. and Allies Launch Airstrikes Against SyriaTrump said the strikes were meant to serve as a “strong deterrent” against the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime.
  4. Report: Blood Samples Show Nerve Agent, Chlorine Used in Syria AttackU.S. officials say they have proof of a chemical attack that the Syrian regime has called a hoax.
  5. What Really Happened in the Syria Chemical Attack?Trump is preparing to strike, though we still don’t know exactly what killed scores of people in Douma last weekend. Here’s the evidence so far.
  6. The Moral High Ground on Syria Is EmptyEvery power that could help stop the killing has decided that their own interests outweigh dead innocents.
  7. Israel Accused of Bombing Syrian Air Base After U.S. Denies InvolvementThough Trump said there would be a “big price to pay” for Assad’s apparent chemical attack, no country has claimed responsibility for the strike.
  8. awful things
    Suspected Chemical Weapon Attack Kills Dozens in SyriaIt’s not yet clear if the U.S. will retaliate against the Assad regime again.
  9. foreign affairs
    North Korea’s Link to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Is Horrific, Yet UnsurprisingThe shipments identified in a U.N. report violate sanctions on both countries and demonstrate just how good these rogue regimes are at evading them.
  10. foreign affairs
    Israel’s War With Iran Comes Out of the ShadowsSaturday’s clash signals that Syria could become the theater for a direct confrontation between two of the most powerful states in the Middle East.
  11. foreign affairs
    America’s Role in Syria Just Got a Lot More ComplicatedISIS may be in full retreat, but two key U.S. allies are now fighting each other.
  12. syrian civil war
    Here Is the Syria Report Withdrawn by the U.S. Holocaust MuseumThe report, which consists of six different papers, concluded that U.S. intervention likely would not have helped save Syrian civilians.
  13. The Syrian War Enters a New Phase — and We’re in ItAssad’s decision to test U.S. pilots last weekend suggests we can’t keep the U.S. fight against ISIS separate from the Syrian conflict any longer.
  14. Russia Vows to Target U.S.-Backed Aircraft in Western SyriaTime to scratch “at least he won’t start a war with Russia” from your list of upsides to the Trump presidency.
  15. U.S. Bombs Pro-Assad Forces to Stop Advance on U.S. Special Forces’ BaseTrump once called fighting both ISIS and Assad “madness and idiocy.”
  16. quagmire watch
    White House Officials Indicate Vague Support for Regime Change in SyriaThe Trump administration is out trying to explain their brand-new post-strike Syria policy — if one exists.
  17. Note to Pundits: Please Stop Training Our President to KillThe media’s laudatory reaction to Trump’s Syria strike teaches our incompetent president that launching wars on gut instinct is cool and good.
  18. Trump Weighs ‘Saturation Strike’ Against Syrian GovernmentThe strikes would likely kill Russian soldiers and mark a 180-degree shift in the White House’s policy toward Syria.
  19. feature
    PissPigGranddad, the Punk-Rock Florist Who Fought ISIS in Syria, Is Coming HomeBrace Belden became a radical icon when he went to take up arms against terrorists, build a socialist utopia, and tweet jokes about the revolution.
  20. Removing Assad From Power in Syria Is ‘No Longer a Priority’ for the U.S.U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed this to reporters on Thursday.
  21. A Cease-fire Deal Has Been Reached in SyriaIt will go into effect at midnight.
  22. With Evacuation Complete, the Syrian Government Is Fully in Control of AleppoOne major turning point in the civil war.
  23. About 3,000 People Have Been Evacuated From Eastern AleppoA day after another cease-fire deal was reached.
  24. The Tragic Farewell Messages From Aleppo While the City Was Under Siege“This may be my last video.”
  25. international affairs
    ISIS Retakes the Ancient Syrian City of PalmyraSyrian government forces took control of the historic city in March, but now ISIS has reclaimed it once again.
  26. The Foreign-Policy Elite Are Extremely Ready for More War in SyriaThere is broad, bipartisan agreement in Washington that once Obama is gone, an escalation of U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war must begin.
  27. It’s Officially a No Go Between Russia and the United States on SyriaTalks are suspended after the Kremlin-backed Syrian government’s ongoing strikes against Aleppo.