northern Syria

Firefighters and rescue teams search for people in a destroyed building, in Adana, southern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023.

How to support relief efforts in Turkey and Syria after deadly quakes

Natural disasters

The earthquakes that hit southern Turkey and war-ravaged northern Syria on Monday have killed over 12,000 people, with the death toll expected to rise as rescue crews race against time to save people trapped beneath rubble.

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Turkey eyes a new military operation in northern Syria, leaving people in the area on edge

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‘He wanted to give back’: Aid volunteer killed on the Syria-Turkey border

Conflict & Justice

Does the chaos in Syria help ISIS?

Conflict & Justice
Syrian displaced families who fled violence after the Turkish offensive against Syria, sit in a bus on their way to camps on the outskirts of Dohuk, Iraq, on October 16, 2019.

Syrian civilians plea for ‘no-fly’ zone

A woman with a baby sits at the back of a truck as they flee Ras al-Ain town, Syria, on Oct. 9, 2019.

‘We feel helpless,’ says Kurdish woman forced to flee north Syria


As Turkish-backed forced moved into northern Syria, a Kurdish young woman says she feels helpless and betrayed — but vows that her people will return to their homeland.

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters walk together in the border town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, on Oct. 11, 2019.

Turkey’s invasion of Syria has left thousands fleeing their homes

This week, the Turkish military began an incursion into northeastern Syria, prompting residents in the area to flee south.

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We’re just beginning to grasp the toll of ISIS’ archaeological looting in Syria


According to a new study, a small portion of a site can yield thousands of objects, adding up to millions of dollars.

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Thousands of ISIS fighters sit in prison. Kurdish leaders call for a special tribunal.

ISIS fighters committed heinous crimes. Thousands are now locked up in camps and prisons across northern Syria. But the evidence against them is flimsy and the cost of justice, high. What should happen to them?

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A veteran from Wisconsin explains why he joined the fight against ISIS


Jordan Matson, from Racine, Wisconsin, was once a soldier in the US Army. Today Matson is a volunteer fighter with a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, fighting against ISIS and hoping to bring more Americans over to join the war.