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Seven Minutes that Can Save a Syrian School from a Bomb

Seven Minutes that Can Save a Syrian School from a Bomb

The regime’s barbarity was known to us, but it had now crossed President Barack Obama’s red line and U.S. retaliation seemed imminent following the chemical attacks of 2013. What followed, however, was silence and inaction. And the consequences were catastrophic. I know because I was there to witness it.

The Day the World Stood Still

The Day the World Stood Still

On August 21, 2013 the Syrian regime launched the biggest chemical attack of the 21st century. It was a seismic event whose repercussions are still being felt. This is an account of what happened that day and how the decisions made in its aftermath sealed Syria’s fate.

On the Streets of Damascus

On the Streets of Damascus

I reported from the Syrian capital when a peaceful protest movement became an armed insurgency. Here's what I saw.

Clarissa Ward