An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Raqqa, Syria

Aug 5, 2017

An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Raqqa, Syria

About 2,000 Islamic State fighters are estimated to remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa, fighting for their survival in the face of an offensive by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Brett McGurk, U.S. special envoy for ...

Ceasefire deal reached on Lebanon-Syria border

/ Jul 27, 2017

Ceasefire deal reached on Lebanon-Syria border

A cease-fire deal has been reached that will see jihadist fighters withdraw from the Syria-Lebanon border, a top Lebanese official said Thursday after a weeklong operation there by the Hezbollah movement. The powerful Shiite militant group began the assault on fighters from al-Qaida's former Syrian ...

Lone clinic in Syria's rebel north tackles civil war's mental toll

Jul 24, 2017

Lone clinic in Syria's rebel north tackles civil war's mental toll

At an austere mental health clinic in northern Syria, male patients with shaved heads squat barefoot in a courtyard, some dressed in uniforms and others in T-shirts and tracksuit trousers. One man screams at those around him, while another laughs to himself. A third sings ...