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Sylvain Mercadier is a freelance journalist

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Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

19 November, 2019

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

The final days of the Iraqi marshes

31 January, 2019

Feature: A vital ecosystem home to traditional lifestyles may be facing, and losing, its final challenge.

Meet the Kasnazani

26 November, 2018

WARNING: Extremely graphic content. The Qadiriyeh Kasnazani practice a form of Sufism with rituals including smashing glass with their teeth, but their ways are under threat, reports Sylvain Mercadier.

The Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

13 July, 2018

In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support of Kurdish and Arab fighters to keep extremists away, reports Sylvain Mercadier.

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

09 May, 2018

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

The quest for identity: How Kurds are rediscovering Zoroastrianism

05 February, 2018

Official recognition has freed many Kurds to return to the faith of their forefathers after widespread abuses under Saddam's regime, reports Sylvain Mercadier.

Sylvain Mercadier
Sylvain Mercadier

Sylvain Mercadier is a freelance journalist

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