Tagged: ISIS

The war on Syria’s hospitals

Embed from Getty Images In late September, the largest hospital on the rebel-held side of Aleppo was bombed by Syrian or Russian planes, taking it temporarily out of commission and...

Syria: Why the shooting never stops

Embed from Getty Images  Eighteen aid trucks were destroyed last week near Aleppo [Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images]   In Syria, a ceasefire negotiated by Russia and the United States quickly...

Scorched Earth in Iraq and Syria

This week’s ouster of so-called Islamic State (ISIS) forces from the Syrian city of Palmyra sparked cautious optimism from some observers. Aside from the destruction of the city’s ancient ruins,...