Hopes of defeating ISIS may depend on local fighters like this one turning against the group. It’s not something in which the U.S. or its allies have much say. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey-Syria border.
“We are afraid that the West doesn’t want to finish this.” Moderate Syrians are worried strikes will leave them vulnerable to extremists.
“Don’t attack us, and don’t make us attack you.” BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from Turkey in an exclusive interview with an official in the Syrian rebel group, Jabhat Al-Nusra.
The attack on Syria is more aggressive and expansive than many anticipated. But it remains unclear what the U.S. hopes to achieve, writes BuzzFeed News’s Mike Giglio.
“I hate America. I really hate America. Write it down again: I hate America.”
At least eight — and possibly many more — infants have died from faulty measles vaccines in the Syrian province of Idlib. The country’s opposition government-in-exile, which operated the program, is investigating.
“They hug me, and I hug them back.” BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from the Syrian border.
“They kill people under the name of Islam, but Islam’s not like that.”
Ali Ferzat, an award-winning satirist and cartoonist, takes on the Foley murder with a new drawing, exclusively published here. “We thought this would only affect the people of the Middle East. But now it has affected the United States directly.”
ISIS, hostages, and fear.
The path of least resistance.
Syrians who knew Moner Mohammad Abusalha recall when the American first arrived: “When we received him, we were shocked. He didn’t look like a fighter at all.”
“Do you want the Manpad that you supplied to the opposition to be the one that shot down the Malaysian airplane?”
“This is a big problem … I am very angry — because I’m human. This is not fair warfare.”
Forcing female genital mutilation on residents would be an unprecedented step for the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — and some say the alleged ISIS directive is a hoax.
Even amid newfound tragedy, the truth remains as contested as ever in eastern Ukraine.
“We don’t have months. We have days.”
“This started under the banner of fighting terrorists but changed to attacking the city.”
“Have a little class,” implores General Maan.