Eye on Syria

The Syrian crisis is dynamic and rapidly changing.

Our "Eye on Syria" review collates all of the latest relevant news and events

to help you make sense of the complexity.

21 May 2016

“For a moment, I felt like we were talking to a car technician—not a doctor. We are refugees, but we are still human.” (Photo by Omar Imam, courtesy of East Wing gallery, Dubai) Featured Syria Allows Students to Leave Rebel-Held Areas to Take Exams by Janine di Giovanni via The New York Times The Syrian government allowed hundreds of students to leave two besieged areas near Damascus to take their year-end exams over the weekend, even as other suburbs of the capital came under fierce attack. Inside Syria Syria moves to flexible exchange rate as pound hits new low By Philip Issa via The Washington Post Syria’s Central Bank ordered money changers to exchange currency at an unprecedented 620 Sy

03 May 2016

An elementary school in Aleppo, Syria, damaged in fighting. Five years of civil war has put Syrians’ lives on hold. Credit: Jerome Sessini/Magnum Photos Featured Frozen Life in Wartime Syria by Janine di Giovanni via The New York Times Life in Syria five years into the civil war. Inside Syria Syria conflict: 'Largest ever' siege evacuations carried out via BBC News Relief agencies evacuated 500 wounded people from four besieged Syrian towns, in what has been described as the largest such operation so far in the five-year conflict. Amid fragile truce with Damascus, Syria opposition battles IS by Assad Hanna via Al Monitor Islamist factions and opposition forces are taking advantage of "downti

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