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Comment: In Idlib, the Assad regime will play on the presence of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, to justify their use of massive force to target civilians, writes Sam Hamad.

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, reports Umar Lateef Misgar.

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

Austin Bodetti

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

In-depth: Al-Qaeda’s leadership has warned fighters in Syria to avoid Snapchat, which, though popular with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, could allow Western intelligence agencies to spy on them, reports Austin Bodetti.

Syria's revolution was nothing to do with sectarianism

Sam Hamad

Syria's revolution was nothing to do with sectarianism

Comment: The Syrian revolution was about Syrians uniting, regardless of confession, but Assad and Iran are deliberately cultivating sectarianism ...

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

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 ...

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Opposition negotiator condemns Homs 'terror' attack, regime vows retaliation

Following an ultimatum delivered by the lead government negotiator, the head opposition negotiator has condemned terrorism but does not lead a united front.

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Al-Qaeda affiliate mounts 'suicide offensive' on Homs regime headquarters

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham fighters overpowered regime forces at roadside checkpoints on Saturday, allowing two suicide bombers to attack two security ...

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Intense battles between opposition and regime forces in Daraa

Intense battles took place between Syrian opposition and regime forces in Daraa, Idlib and the outskirts of Damascus on Tuesday.

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Extremist infighting in northern Syria leaves nearly 70 dead

Nearly 70 fighters have been killed in clashes between two formerly allied extremist groups in northern Syria's Idlib province, the Syrian ...

Four Syrian rebel groups merge with former al-Qaeda affiliate

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Four Syrian rebel groups merge with former al-Qaeda affiliate

Four Syrian rebel factions merged with the Fateh al-Sham Front on Saturday after days of clashes between armed opposition groups and the former ...

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North Syria rebels join forces against al-Qaeda offshoot

Several rebel groups have joined forces with the powerful Ahrar al-Sham faction following an attack on their bases by former al-Qaeda affiliate ...

Former al-Qaeda affiliate wages war against other Syria rebels

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Former al-Qaeda affiliate wages war against other Syria rebels

Al-Qaeda's former affiliate in Syria, Jabat Fateh al-Sham, has attacked positions of other rebel groups, sparking condemnation from opposition ...

Aleppo's forgotten revolutionaries

Loubna Mrie

Aleppo's forgotten revolutionaries

Comment: Countless icons of the Syrian revolution who struggled for freedom between 2012-2014 have been ignored and erased from history by the ...

Vanishing Illusions: Trump and Syria

Robin Jones

Vanishing Illusions: Trump and Syria

Analysis: Donald Trump won't be much worse for Syrians than Obama was, but he'll be more forthright about it, writes Robin Jones.

The polarisation of Jordan's jihadi scene

Mona Alami

The polarisation of Jordan's jihadi scene

Comment: Amman has long fought against armed groups, and with growing support for the Islamic State group in Jordan, that fight is a long way ...

Lindsey Snell

What's the point of a ceasefire in Syria?

Analysis: If a ceasefire won’t protect certain areas from Syrian regime and Russian bombardment - even on paper - then is it really worth it?

Umar Lateef Misgar

Syria's ceasefire susceptible to sabotage

Comment: Ending military hostilities is always a welcome step, but when the terms are dictated by regional and international interests, the lull ...

Mona Alami

After Aleppo

Comment: The battle for the northern capital and its ultimate capture consecrated the routinisation of violence in a country, plagued by a ...

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Who's involved in the rebels' Aleppo offensive? The cliff-notes

With a myriad of rebel groups, the Aleppo offensive has shown that Syrian rebels can unite. Here are the groups involved in new assault on ...

The gentle face of Syrian jihadism goes solo

Paul McLoughlin

The gentle face of Syrian jihadism goes solo

Egyptian-Australian Mostafa Mahamad, who joined Syrian rebel group Fatah al-Sham when it was part of al-Qaeda, has quit the group to pursue ...

Mona Alami

Syria's jihadist scene regroups around new, tactical alliances

Comment: The consolidation of Jund al-Aqsa with JFS indicates a new trend, as smaller groups find long-term survival increasingly ...

How Iran used 'terror' as a tool for diplomacy

Tallha Abdulrazaq

How Iran used 'terror' as a tool for diplomacy

Comment: Kerry's revelation that Hizballah is not plotting against America has confirmed what many already knew: Iran used fear to force the US ...

False narratives and selective memory in Libya

Ramona Wadi

False narratives and selective memory in Libya

Comment: A UN Human Rights Council proposal to hold perpetrators accountable for human rights violations in Libya is plagued with ambiguities, ...

US strike kills senior al-Qaeda leader in Syria

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US strike kills senior al-Qaeda leader in Syria

A senior leader in Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, was killed in a US-led coalition airstrike on Idlib province, the ...

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