Syrian troops push toward Palmyra, with Russian support

Mar 19, 2016

Syrian troops push toward Palmyra, with Russian support

Backed by Russian aircraft, Syrian troops pushed Friday toward the historic central town of Palmyra in an offensive to recapture it from the Islamic State group whose fighters have damaged some of the world’s most precious archaeological sites since they overran the town last ...

Russia can make powerful Syria military comeback in hours: Putin

Mar 18, 2016

Russia can make powerful Syria military comeback in hours: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia could scale up its military presence in Syria again within hours and would still bomb terrorist groups there despite a partial drawdown of forces ordered after military successes. Speaking in one of the Kremlin’s grandest halls ...

As old as the war: 5-year-old Syrians grow up away from home

Mar 16, 2016

As old as the war: 5-year-old Syrians grow up away from home

They are as old as the Syrian war: 5-year-old Syrian children growing up as refugees in foreign, unfamiliar places far away from home. They are the silent victims of a horrific war, innocent of the violence that surrounds them yet already familiar with grown-up ...