Category Archives: Syria

British YPG/Peshmerga volunteer speaks the truth about life as a foreigner fighting ISIS

Jimmy,  a British Army veteran of the Iraq War, has volunteered as a combat medic with both the YPG in Syria and the Peshmerga in Iraq. He’s one of hundreds of Western volunteers to fight with the Kurdish groups in … Continue reading

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Cape Cod town rallies for refugees in Beirut

It’s rare that Cape Cod Times runs a story on Syria with a local bend, let alone two in the same day. Read my coverage of a Falmouth group’s efforts to support youth education in a Beirut refugee camp:

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From Cape Cod to the Syrian diaspora

A.J. Naddaff, an Arabic student at Davidson College, forwent his annual summer on Cape Cod to interview prominent Syrian artists living in exile in Europe. My article on his journey:

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More Syrian reactions to Trump’s shift in policy

While Syrians in rebel territories praised Trump following his decision to bomb Assad’s air force, there remain doubts about what US policy is. We spoke to two Halab Today TV correspondents and Northeastern University professor Max Abrahms for this one: … Continue reading

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Arabic Twitter praises Trump after bombing of Syrian air force

Concerns about Trump’s statements on Muslims seemed to whither away late Thursday night as Arabs on Twitter celebrated the US bombing of the Syrian air force’s Shayrat airfield. ترامب ماله الا بضعة شهور واتخذ قرار مصيري والعرب لهم ٧ سنوات … Continue reading

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Stuck in Idlib

Syria’s Idlib province is host to tens of thousands of IDPs, including those evacuated from east Aleppo. Unwilling to go to government areas and with the Turkish border essentially closed, residents of the Taiba camp on the Turkish border wait … Continue reading

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From Aleppo to Idlib

Many of the thousands evacuated from east Aleppo are now in Idlib: a rural area where JFS is strong. It may be the site of a pending battle between government and rebel forces, but, for now, the evacuees say it’s … Continue reading

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