Martin Chulov

For Martin Chulov's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Decisive battle looms for Syrian rebels in Aleppo

May 25, 2014

Decisive battle looms for Syrian rebels in Aleppo

High spring in Syria’s largest city and the final battle has arrived. From his vantage point on a front line in Aleppo’s northeast, Abu Bilal, a rebel commander, had spent the past month staring at a ridge line about a kilometer away that marked ...

Refugees tell of Syrian brutality

May 4, 2014

Refugees tell of Syrian brutality

Lugging a plastic bag carrying the clothes and the few food scraps she could salvage, Umm Samir set out from her ruined home and crawled through the pre-dawn gloom on her second journey into exile in 68 years. In the difficult days since, she ...

Damascus refugees face starvation

Apr 20, 2014

Damascus refugees face starvation

The desperate residents of a besieged district of Damascus were expected to run out of food on Sunday, leaving 18,000 people facing starvation and leading relief agencies to declare the crisis “unprecedented in living memory.” Food packages had not been delivered to the Yarmouk ...