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Alice Fordham

International Correspondent, Beirut, Lebanon

Alice Fordham is an NPR International Correspondent based in Beirut, Lebanon.

In this role, she reports on Lebanon, Syria and many of the countries throughout the Middle East.

Before joining NPR in 2014, Fordham covered the Middle East for five years, reporting for The Washington Post, the Economist, The Times and other publications. She has worked in wars and political turmoil but also amid beauty, resilience and fun.

In 2011, Fordham was a Stern Fellow at the Washington Post. That same year she won the Next Century Foundation's Breakaway award, in part for an investigation into Iraqi prisons.

Fordham graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics.

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Dozens Killed In Airstrike On Syrian Refugee Camp
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Ahmed Darwish appears in a police station in Rumeilan, northern Syria, after being captured by Kurdish fighters as he was running away from a battle. He was wounded in a coalition airstrike in support of anti-ISIS forces. "There was camaraderie, friendship, like a brotherhood between us," he says of his time in ISIS. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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Joining ISIS: It's Not Always For Reasons You Might Assume
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More Than A Dozen, Including A Pediatrician, Killed In Attack On Syrian Hospital
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Pentagon To Send Additional 250 Special Forces Troops To Syria
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Upsurge In Violence In Syria Threatens Fragile Ceasefire
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Dispatch From A Divided City: The Confusing Plight Of Qamishli
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Areas Of Fighting Threaten Cease-Fire In Syria
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An Assyrian Christian woman prays at a church service in Tell Tamer, Syria. The service is to remember members of the community killed after about 300 people were taken captive by ISIS in March 2015. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In Syria, Assyrian Christians Cling On After ISIS Onslaught
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Two Years After ISIS Pushed Mosul Into Crisis The Situation Remains Dicey
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Manaf Ibrahim takes a break from making sandwiches in a small town close to an airstrip he believes the U.S. is using to supply its advisers on the ground in eastern Syria. Alice Fordham /NPR hide caption

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A Remote Syrian Airstrip Hints At A Growing American Military Role
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U.S.-backed forces recently pushed out the Islamic State in the northeastern Syrian town of Shadadi. They now face the challenge of running the town. So far, few people have been allowed back to amid fears that ISIS infiltrators could return. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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After Pushing ISIS Out Of Town, Can U.S.-Backed Forces Govern It?
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U.S.-Backed Forces In Syria Become More Effective Against ISIS
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A wounded Syrian man is carried to a hospital in Kilis, Turkey, just across the border from Syria, last month. The protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began five years ago this month, evolving into a multi-sided civil war. Halit Onur Sandal/AP hide caption

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5 Years On, Syria's Moderate Rebels Are Exhausted And Sidelined
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Fragile Truce Takes Hold In Syria, Allowing More Aid Into Besieged Areas
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