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Syria’s child soldiers

Syria’s child soldiers

Children’s participation in the conflict has grown in frequency and in method of involvement. “Ibrahim," who says he is 18, but looks much younger, smiles as he passes me his battered cell phone, insisting that I watch yet another video. The grainy footage shows a young Syrian...

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Baida, Syrian village gives up secrets after dawn killings

Baida, Syrian village gives up secrets after dawn killings

 Awakened by the sound of gunfire, Ahmad could hear the armed men knocking on his brother's door, shouting insults and calling the family "dogs". Ahmad's sister-in-law said the gunmen told her husband to "bow to your god, Bashar" -- the Syrian president. She and her husband and...

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HRW: Visit Reveals Torture Chambers in Raqqa By Assad's Regime

HRW: Visit Reveals Torture Chambers in Raqqa By Assad's Regime

  Human Rights Watch revealed that Regime's security branches in Raqqa city hold documents and potential physical evidence indicating that detainees were arbitrarily detained and tortured there while the city was under government control.  Human Rights Watch researchers visited...

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Syria chemical weapons allegations

Syria chemical weapons allegations

  The BBC has seen video and eyewitness testimony that appears to corroborate allegations of chemical weapons' use in the Syrian town of Saraqeb. So what do we know about the alleged instances of chemical weapons use in the conflict so far? Syria's chemical weapons stocks, and the...

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