ISIS Strikes Back In SyriaPlay
ISIS fighters seized a string of Syrian villages from rival insurgents north of Aleppo on Friday. The successful surprise attack came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow says are targeting militants.
Meanwhile, Iranian state media reported that a senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard was killed by the Islamic State group near Aleppo.
Here & Now's conversations about Syria and Russia's intervention continue with Lina Sinjab, a BBC correspondent in Beirut who has been speaking with people in Syria's capital, Damascus.
Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.
- Lina Sinjab, Middle East correspondent for the BBC, based in Beirut. She tweets @bbclinasinjab.
This segment aired on October 9, 2015.