Robert Fisk

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

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Ilana Hacho were Malek Aissa married in a church that was only half full

Isis in Syria: In the shadow of death, a few thousand Christians remain to defy militants

At a wedding in Qamishli, distraught priests tell Robert Fisk of the persecution that has brought their Church to its knees

The Syrian soldiers have seen the treatment received by captured comrades at the hands of Islamist enemies

Isis in Syria: The story of the martyred soldiers who fought 'to the last bullet' to avoid the fate of captured comrades beheaded by militants

Syrian forces have retaken 20 miles of territory in the north-east, inspired to fight to the death in some cases for fear of the consequences of capture

The Armenian church in Deir el-Zour after the attack by Isis

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Islamists’ destruction of a shrine to the victims of genocide marks the latest chapter in a tragic national history. Robert Fisk reports from Qamishli, north-eastern Syria

An image grab taken from a video released by Isis purportedly showing aerial footage of the town of Kobani

What does the Isis heartland look like from the skies? I buckled up my seat belt to find out

Oil pumps, anti-aircraft guns and long-range artillery reveal the jihadist machine at work

Robert Fisk flew from Damascus to Qamishli

What does Isis look like from the air? I buckled up my seat belt and found out

From the air, the Isis heartland stretches out in a grey-black desert while smoke plumes from the sky

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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

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

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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

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