This week’s airstrikes seem to be a conscious refutation of the Trump administration’s wild, dangerous approach to Iraq and Iran.
Sam Heller is a Beirut-based researcher and analyst.
In northwest Idlib province, a hard-line rebel group vies for influence and control with al Qaeda. But the future may rest more on personal relationships than ideological loyalties.
Syria’s ceasefire hasn’t applied to one Kurdish Aleppo neighborhood, which has been wracked by non-stop violence—and now, Kurds allege, a chemical weapons attack.
Jabhat al-Nusra went to war with a popular Free Syrian Army faction in Idlib. Big mistake.