Will Syrians finally leave Al-Qaeda out in the cold?

Since they burst onto the scene in early 2012, their spiritual pledge to the world’s most hated people have stirred up fear and resentment, enough to divert the average American or European away from supporting the rebellion in Syria that their tactics now play a leading role in. These actions, for many, replaced iconic images of … More Will Syrians finally leave Al-Qaeda out in the cold?

Unbreakable spirit

Say hello to the brave refugee children of Syria’s Kobani! I had the honor of interacting with them last month as they waited for more structural living accommodations with their relatives at a processing center in Turkey. Despite so much chaos and bloodshed, their attitudes and personalities inspired me. They were in such high spirits. … More Unbreakable spirit

A refugee’s story

The night before I left for the Turkey-Syria border a teenager stopped by my hotel in Urfa and shared some of his artwork with me and several of my colleagues. He was Syrian — a Kurdish refugee from Kobani, and had only been in Turkey for a few weeks. Throughout the transition he kept busy … More A refugee’s story

Images from Kobani

Photos from my time on the observatory hill straddling the Turkey-Syria border and overlooking the city of Kobani. All of them were taken between October 9 and 10, right before I published an article about Kobani in one of my local newspapers. This sight really put things into perspective…they’re not just a news report anymore. … More Images from Kobani