Liz Sly

Bureau chiefBeirut


Across the group’s territory in Iraq and Syria, a breakdown of services and deteriorating living conditions call into question its ability to govern and the sustainability of its ambition.

  • Dec 25, 2014

The strikes were probably aimed at Iranian shipments of weapons to Hezbollah, analysts say.

  • Dec 7, 2014

The country could soon be divided almost entirely between extremists and Assad regime forces, leaving moderates without territory and Washington without allies, rebels and analysts say.

  • Dec 5, 2014

The strikes may have far-reaching effects for the longer-term strategy of strengthening moderate fighters.

  • Nov 6, 2014

Fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra are closing in on moderate Syrian rebels who were routed over the weekend.

  • Nov 3, 2014

U.S. strategy suffered a major setback, ending hopes of readily finding Syrian partners for the fight.

  • Nov 2, 2014

The Assad regime accused Turkey of violating Syrian sovereignty after foreign fighters crossed the border.

  • Oct 30, 2014

The divergence of views between the two countries over how to handle the Islamic State threat in Syria has laid bare the fault lines of an increasingly fragile, but still strategically vital, diplomatic relationship.

  • Oct 29, 2014

Syrian rebels and Iraqi Kurdish fighters have mobilized to aid the besieged town near Turkey’s border.

  • Oct 29, 2014

A brazen but ultimately failed effort to kidnap a Syrian rebel leader in broad daylight raises troubling questions about Islamic State’s growing reach into Turkey.

  • Oct 21, 2014
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Liz Sly is the Post’s Beirut bureau chief, and is currently covering the turmoil in the wider Middle East. Before joining the Post, she covered Iraq for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has over two decades experience as a foreign correspondent, based in the Middle East, Africa, China, South Asia and Europe.
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