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Nusra Front has abducted Nadim al-Hassan, leader of Division 30, a US backed Syrian rebel group, north of of Aleppo, a monitoring group has said.

Analysis: The US-led aerial campaign may be forcing the Islamic State group to retreat in certain areas, but troops loyal to Damascus - not opposition militias - are making up the ground.

Washington chooses Assad

Lamis Andoni

Washington chooses Assad

Comment: The United States has once again decided that "stability" is preferable to peace or justice, writes Lamis Andoni.

Airstrikes on IS-run refinery in Syria kills 30

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/Agencies

Airstrikes on IS-run refinery in Syria kills 30

US led coalition air strikes hit an oil refinery run by the Islamic State militants near the border with Turkey on Sunday, killing 30 people, as ...

The rise and fall of Syria's <em>Hazzm</em> rebel group

Absi Smeisem

The rise and fall of Syria's Hazzm rebel group

Analysis: The armed opposition movement was supported by the US and held key areas in Syria, yet was destroyed the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra ...

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Syria rebels reject UN plan to freeze Aleppo fighting

United Nations peace mediator Staffan de Mistura met with Syrian officials on Saturday and Sunday to discuss a freeze in the fighting in Aleppo, but rebel fighters rejected the plan, arguing it is tantamount to de facto surrender.

Absi Smeisem

Syrian Nusra Front assault drives Hazzm from Aleppo

The Nusra Front and Hazzm have fought a low-scale war behind rebel lines for months, now it seems Nusra are set to emerge the victors, ...

Anas al-Kurdi

Syrian opposition remains divided

The Sawaiq al-Rahman Brigade has announced it has killed several Nusra Front fighters, as clashes between opposition groups continue.

Rami Sweid

Opposition to Nusra Front growing across Syria

Protests against al-Qaeda's Syrian franchise continue in Damascus and the Idlib countryside as a major clash between Nusra and the opposition ...

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