Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) celebrate the defeat of ISIS in Raqqa, Syria.

A Raqqa resident asks why militia had to destroy his city to liberate it


Some former Raqqa residents worry about what’s next for their city.

Wisam Albaiedhani (left) interpreting for US troops in Iraq.

Trump’s travel ban sows confusion and fear, even among those eligible for visas

Mourners carry the coffin of a member of Iraqi security forces, killed during clashes in Mosul.

ISIS is cornered in Mosul’s Old City. Militants are using everything they’ve got to hold on.

A Syrian civil defence member uses an oxygen mask after a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib.

‘Shocking’ video shows alleged chemical attack in Syria. But will it have an impact?

Syrian refugee sponsors canada

Canadians reached out to Syrian refugees. Now they hesitate to let go.

Drs. Abdulkhalek (center) and Farida (right)  look on during a Senate Foreign Relations hearing on the conflict in Syria on Capitol Hill in Washington.

These two Syrian doctors survived the siege of Aleppo — and helped many others survive, too


As bombs rained down in Aleppo, these Syrian doctors comforted their patients — and their daughter. The couple traveled to Washington this week to lobby Congress for humanitarian aid for Syria.

Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump's travel ban outside Philadelphia International Airport.

This Trump voter is stunned to find her Syrian relatives deported


Sarmad Assali, an Orthodox Christian in Allentown, Pennsylvania, supported Donald Trump for president. She was stunned this weekend when his refugee and immigration restrictions meant her relatives were deported back to Damascus.

A girl carries a bowl filled with water, in the rebel held besieged town of Douma, eastern Damascus.

Water is scarce in Damascus, and so is faith in a new ceasefire


Syrians on both sides of their country’s political divide search for an end to a grinding conflict.

Aleppo residents walk past a burnt bus in the city's rebel-held Seif al-Dawla neighborhood.

Driving without headlights in besieged eastern Aleppo


The only female obstetrician left in eastern Aleppo says she’s living in a ghost town.

The new digital comic "Madaya Mom" gives life to a story TV cameras can't reach.

A digital comic book tells the real-life tale of a heroic mom in besieged Syria


Marvel Comics has illustrated the almost super-human skills needed to be a parent in the Syrian town of Madaya.