Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is The Independent’s multiple award-winning Middle East correspondent, based in Beirut

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In Assad's Syria, death notices litter the walls - and life goes on

Driving along roads that cost many lives to capture, Robert Fisk sees hasty monuments to dead soldiers of a state that was once a pariah

How did Islamists receive American weapons? See the evidence from guided missile that exploded near Syrian front line

Exclusive: Soldiers near Mediterranean coast tell of daily missile attacks

An explosion after an apparent US-led coalition airstrike on Kobane, Syria

Why is there such an explosion of violence across the Middle East? Here's an alternative view...

Forget Isis... it's down to West's desire to weaken Arab armies, Syrian adviser tells <b>Robert Fisk</b>

The Assad regime says the US and Turkey are trying to exploit the situation in the city of Kobani on the Turkish-Syrian border, where Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers have been fighting against Isis militants

Isis in Syria: General reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities

An explosion hitting a Syrian army military outpost in Idlib province. The blast was reportedly caused by fighters belonging to the Ahrar al-Sham brigade, part of a rebel coalition

Isis attack on Idlib: Assad's army leaders 'slaughtered' as jihadists nearly take Syrian provincial capital

In a major setback to President Assad, the second city – Idlib – narrowly escapes falling to jihadists as rebels storm provincial governor’s office and set about executing senior regime officers. Robert Fisk reports from Damascus

An elderly Syrian woman carries her two-year-old grandson Mohammed who, according to her, was born on the day of the outbreak of the Syrian revolution

Robert Fisk: The 200,000 Syrian child refugees forced into slave labour in Lebanon

While the world obsesses over the atrocities committed by Isis, the  plight of those forced to flee the country has been largely forgotten. Robert Fisk takes a heartbreaking tour of the Sedyanel 7 camp

Officer visitors look at missiles in front of the Lockheed Martin stand at the Eurosatory 2012 defence and security exhibition in Villepinte near Paris on June 11, 2012

With US-led air strikes on Isis intensifying, it’s a good time to be an arms giant like Lockheed Martin

Last month American warships fired $65.8m worth of Tomahawk missiles within just 24 hours of each other

A member of Ussud Al-Anbar, a group that is affiliated to Isis, holding up the black and white Islamist flag in Iraq’s Anbar province

Robert Fisk on Isis: Propaganda war of Islamic extremists is being waged on Facebook and internet message boards, not mosques

Isis has turned the internet into the most effective propaganda tool ever

Syrian refugees take shelter inside a van after their makeshift tent was damaged by heavy rain in Halba, northern Lebanon

Lebanon faces Isis and Nusra incursions – and an influx of refugees

Arab compatriots show little sympathy for Syrian families fleeing violence

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Robert Fisk: Cameron talked the talk at conference. But after the bombing, what then?

He knows very well that our four – or is it two? – clapped-out Tornadoes are not going to make the slightest difference to any assault on jihadi forces

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