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Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s nine-year conflict, but different organisations have provided different numbers, with some being far more transparent about their methods than others.

Continuing with its brutal tactics of weaponising food and isolating civilians, the Syrian regime has carried out a deliberate strategy of scorching agricultural areas in the Idlib province.

Syrians speak out on the eighth anniversary of revolution

Mel Plant

Syrians speak out on the eighth anniversary of revolution

Mass displacement, death and detention, chemical and barrel bomb attacks, and widespread torture have all characterised the past eight years. What comes next?

The armed Syrian opposition reacts to Idlib 'demilitarised zones'

Ömer Özkizilcik

The armed Syrian opposition reacts to Idlib 'demilitarised zones'

Analysis: The Turkish-backed rebels are understandably praising Turkey's efforts to avoid a bloodbath in Idlib, but confusion remains over ...

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Andy Heintz

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Interview: The author and journalist spoke to Andy Heintz about how Syria came to be the intractable conflict it now appears to be.

James Snell

The Assad regime is exploiting reconstruction to gain legitimacy

Comment: The Assad regime's network of corrupt patronage must not be allowed to use the guise of reconstruction to gain legitimacy, writes James Snell.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime empties rebel-held towns in 'evacuation deals'

Thousands of Syrians were bused out of their towns on Friday in the first stage of a widely criticised population transfer that reflects the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime depopulates rebel-held towns in 'evacuation deals'

Thousands of Syrians were bused out of their towns on Friday in the first stage of a widely criticised population transfer that reflects the ...

Sam Hamad

Syria's 'peace process' is Russia's new weapon

Comment: Russia supports the Syria 'peace process' not because it wants 'peace', but because it knows that total victory for Assad is a near ...

Syrian in Merkel selfie sues Facebook over 'fake news'

The New Arab

Syrian in Merkel selfie sues Facebook over 'fake news'

A Syrian refugee who posed for a selfie with Angela Merkel accuses the social networking site of failing to take action against posts falsely ...

The New Arab

Another opposition-held Damascus suburb to be evacuated on Wednesday

Another Damascus suburb will be handed over to the Syrian regime on Wednesday, following an agreement which will force rebel fighters and some ...

Should the US strike Assad now?

Shawn Carrié

Should the US strike Assad now?

Comment: With all the hand-wringing over how many moderate rebels in Syria to back, there should be no debate about supporting besieged and ...

'We must all be ashamed', says Syria aid chief

The New Arab & agencies

'We must all be ashamed', says Syria aid chief

UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council on Thursday that the international community should be 'ashamed' over the humanitarian ...

Lessons from Srebrenica to Syria

James Denselow

Lessons from Srebrenica to Syria

Comment: The case of Srebrenica and the division of Yugoslavia after a bloody war can illuminate historically-grounded lessons for postwar ...

Regime soldiers killed as battle for Damascus suburb continues

The New Arab

Regime soldiers killed as battle for Damascus suburb continues

Twenty regime soldiers have been killed in Daraya as the battle for the opposition-held Damascus suburb continues.

The New Arab

Syria opposition warns of 'impending massacre' in Damascus suburb

While the world's eyes are focused on the refugee crisis in Syria, members of the opposition say a massacres of civilians is about to take place in the Damascus suburbs.

The New Arab

Aid 'only delivered to Assad supporters' in rural Damascus

The Red Crescent and the UN in Moadamiyeh has been accused of delivering aid only to Assad supporters, as residents in the nearby town of ...

Dani Qappani

Diary from Moadamiyeh, a besieged Damascus suburb

Barrel bombs, militia attacks and sacrifice: A day in the life of Dani Qappani, a Syrian activist in the besieged Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh.

The New Arab

Syrian rebels target bus carrying women snipers

Islamist fighters bombed a bus carrying pro-regime women commandos in Damascus this week.

Syrian regime forces 'lost stomach to retake Idlib'

Anas al-Kurdi

Syrian regime forces 'lost stomach to retake Idlib'

Analysis: The regime's attempt to recapture Idlib was hit by attrition and poor morale among its men, with many militias refusing to fight, says ...

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