AFRIN, ALEPPO PROVINCE – After completing his prayers around 1 a.m. on April 13, Yasser fell asleep with his wife, two young children, and sister, who all shared a bed in a modest home in Sheikh Maqsood, the Kurdish-majority frontline neighborhood in Aleppo.
Kelly McEvers is National Public Radio’s bureau chief in Beirut. Since 2011, she has repeatedly traveled into Syria. Her work from the conflict was honored with the 2013 Peabody Award. Previously, she was NPR’s Baghdad bureau chief. She spoke with Syria Deeply about changes in covering the conflict and why Syria is not Iraq. Syria [...]