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Absi Smeisem


Opposition plans for Syria's future include setting up safe zones and establishing a national army, reports Absi Smeisem.

11 May, 2015

Agricultural areas in Idlib governorate are being transformed as city dwellers move to rural areas to escape the shelling, says Absi Smeisem.

29 April, 2015

Syrian opposition forces have taken Idlib, making it only the second provincial capital after Raqqa to fall out of regime hands. Now, they have to run the city.

29 March, 2015

Activists and rebels say Jaysh al-Fath alliance has reached city centre after overwhelming more than a dozen army checkpoints - a claim denied by the regime.

25 March, 2015

Opposition groups and regime forces are preparing for a battle for the control the city of Idlib in northwest Syria, sources tell al-Araby al-Jadeed.

18 March, 2015

Opposition sources say cross-faction mobilization to recapture Idlib city is under way after the regime's gas attack on Sarmin.

18 March, 2015

Analysis: A new armed group in Syria has announced its fighters will stick to the "original principles" of the Syrian revolution and protect civilian lives.

17 March, 2015

Analysis: The voices of the Syrians who dared challenge the regime four years ago have been silenced by the four-year conflict in Syria has utterly destroyed the country.

15 March, 2015

Human rights campaign says regime has carried out dozens of attacks with chlorine gas since it agreed to give up its chemical weapons stockpile.

07 March, 2015

Analysis: Sources tell al-Araby al-Jadeed that the death of a Nusra Front military commander would do little to hurt the group. The bigger danger is a factional conflict among the leadership.

07 March, 2015