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Besieged, Bombarded, Removed: Stories from East Ghouta

"Our spirits will remain in Ghouta though our bodies may be far away" Bahira al-Zarier and Tariq Adely of Syria Direct talk to some of...

“The End of Life” — A Mother’s Diary from East Ghouta

For a month, Nivin Hotary and her young son and daughter have lived in a basement in East Ghouta, sheltering from the bombing and...

East Ghouta’s First Responders “Can’t Keep Up” Amid Incessant Pro-Assad Attacks

At least 446 killed and more than 3,000 wounded in East Ghouta since December 29: Ammar Hamou, Tariq Adely, and Justin Clark write for Syria...

“I Forgot How to Play Cards” — Destroying East Ghouta’s Social...

"When we do get together at night, the conversation is about who died or who got bombed" The pro-Assad assault on the East Ghouta area...

Syria’s Idlib Province: Hardline Islamist HTS Says Women Have to Live...

"My husband died for a revolution against injustice — not for someone to come and force injustice on us all over again.” Madeline Edwards and...

Syria Daily: New Regime Crackdown for Conscription into Army

In a sign of ongoing difficulties for the Assad regime's military, authorities are cracking down on Syria's public sector employees to conscript them into...

The Agony for the Wives of Syria’s Disappeared Detainees

“My life is a prison of waiting" Noura Hourani, Maria Nelson, and Kholoud Ahmad write for Syria Direct: For more than four years, Umm Malak has...

ISIS Attacks Rattle “Victory is Near” Narrative of Assad & Russia

“The problem with ‘Assad is winning, Assad is losing’ is that it doesn’t reflect the complexity of a country where no one wins." Four staff...

Syria’s Regime Troops Who Refused to Go from the Southeast to...

Syria Direct speaks with Abu Sari, one of about 75 regime troops who refused to redeploy from Suwayda Province in southeast Syria to the...

The ISIS Affiliate Surviving in a Corner of Syria’s Southwest

For others in Syria's conflict, Jaish Khaled bin al-Waleed “is a benign tumor — it doesn’t show up on the X-rays” While the Islamic State...

Pledge After Killing of 7 White Helmets Rescuers: “We Will Continue...

"We will not allow any criminals to stand in our way" On Saturday, a gang attacked a civil defense center in Sarwin in Idlib Province...

Syria Daily: Pressure on Water and Electricity in Opposition-Held Northwest

LATEST ISIS Car Bomb Kills 4 in Homs WEDNESDAY FEATURE Iran Daily: Top Official in Moscow for Syria Talks Opposition-held areas in northwest Syria, crowded with displaced people,...