Liz Sly

Bureau chiefBeirut


It is the second provincial capital to fall to rebels since Raqqa was taken by Islamic State rebels two years ago.

  • Mar 28, 2015

There is a danger the conflict could escalate beyond Yemen and spark a wider war.

  • Mar 27, 2015

The man who commanded U.S. troops during the surge in Iraq offers insights into the mistakes, the prosecution and the prospects of the war against the Islamic State.

  • Mar 20, 2015

In the general’s most expansive comments yet on the latest crisis in Iraq and Syria, the former CIA director voiced his growing worries.

  • Mar 20, 2015

Reports of tensions and aggressive recruitment tactics suggest that the militants are struggling to keep supporters amid battlefield losses.

  • Mar 8, 2015

The collapse of Harakat Hazm further complicates efforts to counter the rise of extremism in Syria.

  • Mar 1, 2015

Perhaps nothing illuminates more starkly the transformation underway in Iraq.

  • Feb 17, 2015

The Shiite group’s head urged Arab states to join it — and by implication, Iran — in fighting the extremists.

  • Feb 16, 2015

Shiite militias backed by Iran are increasingly taking the lead in Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State, threatening to undermine U.S. strategies.

  • Feb 15, 2015

Despite the war against the Islamic State, Baghdad is bouncing back to life. Here are some photos of the newly energized capital.

  • Feb 10, 2015
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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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