Syria Dossier

  • European Jihadists in Syria

    By on Jan. 14, 2014

    Europeans are heading to Syria in ever greater numbers. The well documented brutality of Bashar al-Assad has become an international jihadi rallying point. It is estimated there are 500 Europeans fighting in Syria. But what kind of people are leaving the EU for Syria and why?

  • Bulgaria's syrian refugee crisis

    By on Jan. 13, 2014

    Bulgaria has received an unprecedented influx of refugees as a result of the conflict in Syria. Ill-prepared and yet to receive sufficient support from their EU neighbours, Bulgaria is struggling to cope. It seems to be a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire for Syrian families who left a conflict only to find themselves in the midst of a humanitarian crisis