Before the civil war broke out six years ago, there were 50 boys living in the Islamic Boys' Orphanage in Azaz, north of Aleppo. Now there are 300.
They were a happy family - until the Syrian war arrived in Aleppo. Rima A. decided at that point to leave her loved ones and her homeland. Now she lives in Germany and and tells DW her memories of the war.
The protests that led to the Syrian civil war began six years ago. Carnegie Fellow and analyst Yezid Sayigh discusses how the fight became so intractable.
The battle for Aleppo is over. The Syrian civil war is not. Matthias von Hein says that propagandizing against Moscow, Tehran or Damascus is counterproductive - because the true picture is gray, not black and white.
A large explosion has killed dozens of civilians in a Syrian border town, targeting an Islamic court building in a stronghold of the Free Syrian Army. Several sources said that a fuel truck had blown up at the scene.
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