Kelsey D. Atherton
at 11:00 AM Oct 7 2016

All war is horrific, but some aspects of war are more horrific than others. The death toll of Syria's civil war was estimated last winter at 470,000, each a singular tragedy. Yet it's often particular weapons, used on particular targets, that cause international condemnation. When the State Department announced on Monday that the United States was suspending efforts to work with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria, the State Department listed in particular the targeting of civilians and aid convoys as the reason for the halt.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 10:50 AM Oct 21 2015

Syria's skies are getting a little crowded. The nation is in the throes of a four-year-old civil war, as the brutal embattled dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad attempts to fight off a large array of rebel factions, including radical militants and even ISIS. The war isn't going well for anybody, and its drawn in foreign nations. In Eastern Syria, an American-led coalition is launching strikes against ISIS. Last month, Russia sent forces to prop-up the Assad dictatorship, and they've been conducting airstrikes of their own. The skies are so crowded that this happens:

at 09:31 AM Feb 6 2015

Military secrets are only as secure the loneliest private. A report by online network security firm FireEye details that in the ongoing Syrian civil war, online forces loyal to Syria's brutal Assad dictatorship have obtained information from rebel groups through such simple means as a friendly chat and a picture of a smiling face. Cyberwar, done on the scale of catfishing.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 01:59 AM Mar 21 2014
Tech // 

Bashar al-Assad'sbeleaguered government of Syria announced yesterday that it is creating a space agency. This announcement comes as the long and bloody Syrian Civil War enters its fourth year.

Colin Lecher
at 04:30 AM Aug 8 2013
Tech // 

How do you document a war zone without putting even more lives at risk? One way is to observe from a distance, which is what a team of researchers has been doing to catalog the ongoing civil war in Syria.

Rebecca Boyle
at 07:48 AM Jul 26 2012

Syria's regime announced for the first time this week that it has chemical weapons, and stands ready to use them if attacked. A new type of paint could potentially guard against it, protecting tanks and armored vehicles with a special chemical-absorbing topcoat.

Rebecca Boyle
at 01:14 AM Mar 31 2012
Tech // 

It's been nearly a year since the beginning of a bloody uprising in Syria that has taken thousands of lives, both military and civilian. Just how many? Depends on whom you ask.

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