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Explainer: Why the war in Syria's Idlib escalated again

Explainer: Why the war in Syria's Idlib escalated again

A Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the rebel-held northwest has killed dozens of people and forced more than 150,000 to flee, the biggest escalation in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his enemies since last summer. Government barrel-bombing and Russian air strikes...

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Living in the ruins of Aleppo's old frontline

Living in the ruins of Aleppo's old frontline

When Hassan Ahmed al-Aoul looks from his balcony in the historic Syrian city of Aleppo, little meets his gaze but ruins - great mounds of rubble where his neighbors’ houses used to stand near an old frontline. He fled the area at the start of the fighting in 2012 and returned years later...

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After surviving ISIS and a civil war, these Syrian women built a female-only village

After surviving ISIS and a civil war, these Syrian women built a female-only village

Fatma Emin's life changed forever when her husband died in the Syrian war, killed by ISIS in a land mine attack. It triggered a series of events that would bring her to Jinwar, a village built and inhabited by women -- a refuge for Syrian women and their children fleeing a rigid family...

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ISIS, defeated on the ground, returns to its roots with bombs and bloodshed

ISIS, defeated on the ground, returns to its roots with bombs and bloodshed

When the little known Islamist group National Thowfeek Jamaath launched a series of suicide-bombing attacks targeting churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, triggering one of the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11, many counter-terrorism experts suspected the guidance of an unseen...

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