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May 18, 2019

Questions and Answers About Syria’s Secret Torture Prisons

Anne Barnard, our former Beirut bureau chief, took to Reddit to share additional insights into her Times investigation of the cruel tactics President Bashar al-Assad uses to crack down on opposition.

May 18, 2019

After the IS group in Syria: Helping families trace loved ones who have disappeared

The fight against the Islamic State group in Syria may now be won, but for the families of an estimated 8,000 people who disappeared during IS group detention, not knowing what happened to their loved ones is a daily agony

May 17, 2019

Syria: EU renews sanctions against the regime by one year

The Council also removed 5 deceased persons from the list, as well as one entity which ceased to exist and one entity for which there were no longer grounds to keep it under restrictive measures

May 16, 2019



May 16, 2019

Andrew J. Tabler Joins National Security Council as Director for Syria

“We are always honored when our experts are called on to serve in senior policymaking positions in the U.S. government,” said Washington Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff

May 11, 2019

Inside Syria’s Secret Torture Prisons: How Bashar al-Assad Crushed Dissen

Memos sent to Syria’s head of military intelligence reporting the deaths of detainees in custody

May 9, 2019

Civilians fear ‘mass extermination’ as bloody assault on Idlib intensifies

Rescuers and medics in rebel-held Syrian province fear increased airstrikes will curtail their work

May 8, 2019

International Criminal Tribunals and Civil Society: Impediments and Opportunities for Engagement

Previous international tribunals demonstrate that the work of international criminal justice mechanisms (ICJMs) and local civil society organizations (CSOs) often overlap. However, this shared mission has not always led to close cooperation

May 7, 2019

Syrian war: Hospitals demolished and dozens dead in latest Idlib bombardment

Thousands displaced from latest round of fighting as Syrian warplanes ramp up it's bombing of Idlib

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