The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International
“An Iraqi officer planned Islamic State’s takeover in Syria and SPIEGEL has been given exclusive access to his papers. They portray an organization that, while seemingly driven by religious fanaticism, is actually coldly calculating.”
Chemical warfare in Syria
Reporters for “Le Monde” spent two months clandestinely in the Damascus area alongside Syrian rebels. On the scene during chemical weapons attacks, they bear witness to the use of toxic arms by the government.
This article contains graphic descriptions and some very powerful and disturbing photographs. You have been warned.
One the one hand, something must be done. On the other hand, what that something should be isn’t all that clear. For now, prayers for those affected, which doesn’t feel sufficient, is all we can offer.