The gravedigger of Idlib
With Syria’s northeastern border becoming a warzone, as Turkish forces launch their offensive – rebel held Idlib is all too familiar with the reality of near-daily attacks by the Syrian regime and its Russian allies. Produced by Kamal Kaddourah and filmed by Fadi Al-Halabi.
Kurds fury as Donald Trump orders US withdrawal from Syria
The Pentagon, apparently wasn’t told… likewise troops on the ground. But amid growing outrage – President Trump has defended his decision to pull US forces away from the Syria-Turkey border – which could pave the way for Turkey to launch an attack against Kurdish fighters who led the allied campaign against the militant Islamic State.
Isis families and fighters flee last battleground of caliphate
In Syria, Kurdish-led forces continue their push to remove the last few hundred Islamic State militants from the east of the country.
Refugee who fled war now aiming for the Olympics
He left everything behind when he fled the Syrian war. 24 year old Eid Aljazairili couldn’t even swim when he made the risky journey by boat across the Mediterranean – finally reaching the UK where he was granted asylum. He soon realised he had a passion – and rare gift – for swimming – and…
Trump defends decision to pull troops from Syria
The US president said Washington shouldn’t spend trillions of dollars protecting others who don’t appreciate it. And he’s won the backing of Russian president Vladimir Putin, who said it was “the right thing”.
Russian military aircraft shot down by Syrian missile leaves 15 dead
The Russian President Vladimir Putin has said a “chain of tragic circumstances” was to blame for the shooting down of a Russian military aircraft by a Syrian missile.
“Evidence lies there like a time bomb”: Paddy Ashdown on how Assad may one day be brought to justice
To discuss this new evidence from inside the Syrian regime is Kirsty Brimelow QC and Paddy Ashdown.
Syria’s Disappeared: New evidence that military leaders knew of torture
Filmmakers Sara Afshar and Nicola Cutcher reveal evidence showing the Head of Military Intelligence asked to be informed about every single death of an individual in his custody.
Syrian government forces bombard rebel fighters in Deraa
In Syria, fighting has produced one of the biggest movements of people in recent times. Government forces have been waging a renewed assault against rebel fighters in the country’s south west. Since mid-June, towns in and around the province of Deraa have come under constant bombardment from regime forces,backed by President Assad’s Russian and Iranian allies.…
From Syria’s front line with Israel: Will Islamists be defeated?
A diplomatic effort is underway tonight to avert further bloodshed across southern Syria. President Assad’s army is poised to expel a variety of rebels and Islamist insurgent groups from a swathe of land bordering Jordan and Israel. Tensions are between Israel and Syria are higher than for generations. In particular, where Syria’s Golan Heights –…
Death and Destruction in Yarmouk: Inside Syria’s largest Palestinian refugee camp
“You have turned it into a death Camp” – the United Nations verdict on the Syrian government. For five years Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces besieged and bombarded Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian camp in Syria. The assault was designed to drive out militant Islamic State fighters holding onto what was to become the last…
Palmyra: Syria’s ancient city desecrated by war
The United States has warned the Syrian government not to launch a major new offensive against mostly Islamist insurgents in the southern province of Daraa. With the Syrian government and its Iranian and Russian allies increasingly confident of winning the seven year old war, our Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson has been to a previous battlefield…
Inside Ghouta as Syrian government fully controls Damascus for the first time in seven years
“It was hell”… “We were the living dead” – the words of Syrians emerging from the years of Militant Islamist rebel control and bombardment by Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces. This week for the first time in seven years the Syrian government fully controls its own capital.
Is Iran really ‘the world’s leading state sponsor of terror’?
President Trump has claimed that Iran is the world’s “leading state sponsor of terror”. But is that fair? Before he became president, Trump said the “world’s biggest funder of terrorism” was Saudi Arabia – not Iran. So is his latest claim is just political rhetoric?
Syria chemical attack: the evidence
President Assad’s government has been accused of launching a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Douma. But Russia claims the attack was faked by Britain and anti-Assad rebels. FactCheck examines the evidence.