Maria Nelson was a 2014-2015 fellow at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad program (CASA I) in Amman, Jordan. She holds a BA in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University, with a certificate in Arabic Language and Culture.
AMMAN: The Syrian Democratic Forces drove back an Islamic State counterattack in the west Raqqa countryside on Thursday, one day after the American-backed militia “fully captured” the key city of Tabqa and the nearby Euphrates Dam, military sources told S
AMMAN: A Russian-led plan for “de-escalation zones” in Syria entered its third day on Monday, bringing a rare respite from violence for some residents of the four areas included in the deal, while others reported increased fighting.
In Syria’s de facto autonomous Kurdish territories running along the border with Turkey, one major political fault line persists.
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