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The Syrian regime has racked up big losses to IS as the militants launch an insurgency campaign in eastern Syria.

Syrian regime forces have sent reinforcements to Daraa province after an officer was assassinated by insurgents.

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to shape a future elite and establish lasting influence.

Syrian regime soldiers killed in attacks in Daraa, Idlib

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Syrian regime soldiers killed in attacks in Daraa, Idlib

Two Syrian regime soldiers were killed in an attack in the southern province of Daraa, while opposition forces ambushed a regime vehicle in ...

UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

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UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education official, ...

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Syrian regime 'stealing' opponents' land, HRW warns

HRW interviewed people who reported having had their land seized by the Syrian regime in Idlib or Hama provinces without notice or compensation between March and November 2020.

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

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Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

IS on Tuesday abducted 19 people, mostly civilians, in the centre of war-torn Syria.

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Syrian 'father of martyrs' raises orphaned grandchildren

Abderrazaq Khatoun is 83 years old and raising 11 orphaned grandchildren whose parents were lost during the conflict

Russian strikes kill 21 IS fighters in Syria: monitor

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Russian strikes kill 21 IS fighters in Syria: monitor

Regime-ally Russia killed at least 21 Islamic State group jihadists in the Syrian desert in one day.

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Heavy snowfall hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel in winter storm

Heavy snows have hit the Levant region, causing disruption, and affecting displaced people most severely.

Syrian regime confiscating, selling land belonging to refugees: report

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Syrian regime confiscating, selling land belonging to refugees: report

A new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights accuses the Assad regime of seizing hundreds of square kilometres of land belonging to ...

Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media said the country responded to Israeli strikes on the country on Wednesday.

IS attack kills 19 in central Syria: monitor

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IS attack kills 19 in central Syria: monitor

Islamic State militants killed 19 Syrian regime personnel and allied militia fighters in Hama.

Israeli army says downed drone from Lebanon

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Israeli army says downed drone from Lebanon

"The IDF will continue to operate in order to prevent any attempt to violate Israeli sovereignty," the army said.

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Israeli strikes kill 4 civilians in Syria: state media

"The Israeli aggression resulted in the martyrdom of a family, including a father, mother and two children"

Sam Hamad

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems ...

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Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf complains regime 'stole his land'

Rami Makhlouf claims his family's property has been confiscated by the Assad regime.

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IS attack kills 7 regime loyalists in east Syria

The attack came as the militia fighters were sweeping the town of Al-Shola for jihadist remnants, according to the monitor.

At least 15 killed in Syria road attack: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

At least 15 killed in Syria road attack: monitor

Among those killed were eight Syrian regime troops, four allied fighters and three civilians, according to a war monitor, who said the Islamic ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to ...

Israeli strikes on Syria kill six: monitor

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Israeli strikes on Syria kill six: monitor

Israeli missiles killed at least six Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Syria intercepts Israeli strike: state media

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Syria intercepts Israeli strike: state media

A war monitor also reported strikes on Maysaf in rural Hama, targeting "positions of regime forces and Iran-backed militias".

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Ruslan Trad

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Analysis: Conflict dynamics in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh are part of a broad field of confrontation between Moscow and Ankara, stretching ...

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