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The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham group is encouraging.

An HTS-affiliated security force says it has killed 13 Islamic State militants in the village of Tal’ada in Idlib province, while local people say there was no IS presence there.

Syria's HTS 'renounces' use of suicide car bombings

The New Arab Staff

Syria's HTS 'renounces' use of suicide car bombings

HTS have used bomb-laden vehicles to target regime positions.

Syria drone strike kills top Tunisian jihadist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria drone strike kills top Tunisian jihadist

A drone strike believed to have been carried out by the United States in northwestern Syria.

New Syrian militant group claims attacks on Turkish patrol

The New Arab Staff

New Syrian militant group claims attacks on Turkish patrol

A new jihadi group has emerged in Syria's Idlib province.

The New Arab Staff

Israel launches new airstrikes on southern Syria

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes in southern Syria.

The New Arab Staff

Syria Insight: Jolani's outreach campaign highlights HTS' many challenges

Idlib province has seen a rivalry between rival jihadist factions.

The New Arab Staff

Roadside bomb targets Turkish-Russian patrol in Syria's Idlib province

Turkish soldiers have been patrolling southern Idlib as part of a ceasefire deal.

The New Arab Staff

HTS clashes with new jihadi formation in Idlib province

HTS have clashed with jihadi groups such as Hurras Al-Din in Idlib.

Syria fighting could lead to coronavirus outbreak in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syria fighting could lead to coronavirus outbreak in Idlib

There are fears of an escalation in fighting in Idlib province, potentially leading to a new humanitarian crisis.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria clashes kill 48 in highest toll since truce

Clashes in northwest Syria killed 48 regime fighters, rebels and jihadists Sunday in the highest such death toll since the start of a ...

Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll since truce

The New Arab

Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll since truce

At least 22 regime fighters and jihadists were killed in clashes in northwest Syria on Sunday.

Syria Weekly: IS poses new threat after Baghdadi death

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: IS poses new threat after Baghdadi death

A US special forces raid in Idlib province last week saw IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi taken out, yet the group poses an even deadlier ...

IS 'appoints new leader' following Baghdadi death

The New Arab & agencies

IS 'appoints new leader' following Baghdadi death

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been confirmed dead: Has the Islamic State group already chosen its new leader following their 'caliph's' ...

Bodies of civilians found at site where Baghdadi died

The New Arab

Bodies of civilians found at site where Baghdadi died

Medical sources have said that seven bodies and eleven injured people were found at the site where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died ...

The New Arab & agencies

Baghdadi 'death site' blocked by hardline Islamist faction

A hardline Islamist group in northwestern Syria has sealed access to an area where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is thought to have died.

The New Arab

US offers $5 million reward for Syria Al-Qaeda operatives

The US offered rewards for information leading to the capture or location of three leading Al-Qaeda militants.

Sam Hamad

US strike on Syria's Idlib only complements Assad-Russia agenda

Comment: If the US was really interested in preserving civilian life in Idlib, it would act to weaken the Assad-Russia alliance, writes Sam ...

The New Arab & agencies

US forces kill dozens of militants in Syria strikes

The US Defense Department said the attack targeted leaders of Al-Qaeda north of Idlib in Syria. It did not say what kind of weapon was ...

Syria's Idlib clashes kill at least 60 fighters: monitor

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's Idlib clashes kill at least 60 fighters: monitor

Clashes between anti-government fighters and regime forces killed more than 50 combattants on both sides in northwestern Syria on Tuesday.

James Reinl

Thousands of children killed by Assad's forces in Syria

Assad's forces and pro-government militias killed and injured over a thousand children in 2018, according to a report from UN Secretary-General ...

Syria Weekly: Is <em>Al</em>-Qaeda 2.0 emerging in Idlib?

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Is Al-Qaeda 2.0 emerging in Idlib?

A rare US airstrike on a shadowy militant group in Aleppo province this week could be the resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria, experts have ...

Russian air strikes kill 15 rebels in northwest Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Russian air strikes kill 15 rebels in northwest Syria

Russian air strikes Tuesday killed 15 rebel fighters in an anti-regime bastion in northwestern Syria, a Britain-based war monitor said.

HTS-linked leaders killed in northwestern Syria

The New Arab & agencies

HTS-linked leaders killed in northwestern Syria

Eight members of an Al-Qaeda-linked rebel group, including six commanders, were killed in a missile attack in Syria's rebel and ...

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