Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

Syria gets ‘blowback’ after playing with fire in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AFP) – At the peak of Iraq’s sectarian war, officials in Baghdad accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad‘s regime of allowing Islamist militants to cross the two countries’ border to sow chaos. Now, Damascus may be feeling the consequences of “playing with fire” as the uprising against Assad’s rule enters its 23rd month and regime [...]


Syria — a rebel victory, a school and a devastated city

Syria -- a rebel victory, a school and a devastated city

Earlier in December, I spent some time covering the conflict in Syria for AFP — much of it was spent in Turkey, but here are a collection of photographs I took and stories I wrote from my assignment. Hunger sharpens misery in Syria’s Aleppo ALEPPO, Syria (AFP) — Residents of Aleppo have suffered through months of brutal [...]