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

Analysis: Wresting control of Idlib province from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham would allow Turkey to effectively surround the Kurdish-held Afrin canton, writes Paul Iddon.

Russia 'maims' leader of former al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria

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Russia 'maims' leader of former al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria

Russia says it has severely injured former al-Nusra front leader Abu Mohammed al-Joulani in an airstrike on northern Syria.

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 ...

Tahrir al-Sham's 'Syrianisation' causes war of words with Nusra

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Tahrir al-Sham's 'Syrianisation' causes war of words with Nusra

Comment: A series of tweets by HTS commander Atrash called on rebel groups to dissolve and join an opposition interim government, angering many ...

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US denies reports Syria rebels Nusra off terror list

The US has reiterated that the al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel alliance Hayat Tahrir al-Sham is a terrorist group after media reports emerged, claiming the extremists had evaded the classification.

Imogen Lambert

Syrian rebels face fight on at least three fronts

Comment: As the US increases support to Kurds fighting IS, 'de-escalation zones' could be used to obliterate opposition forces who are fighting ...

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Syria rebels arrest renowned fighter over 'mocking Instagram posts'

The extremist Hayaat Tahrir al-Sham Syrian rebel alliance arrested on Monday well-known opposition fighter 'Abu TOW' after he posted ...

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 ...

Strike on Syria's Idlib kills 18, including five children

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Strike on Syria's Idlib kills 18, including five children

An airstrike by Russian warplanes on Saturday killed 18 people, including five children and two women, in the rebel stronghold of Urom al-Joz, ...

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Thousands of Muslim Chinese 'fighting with militants in Syria'

A report released by Israel's foreign ministry claims that thousands of Muslim Chinese are fighting in the ranks of militant groups, including ...

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 ...

Syrian rebels launch new offensive near Damascus

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Syrian rebels launch new offensive near Damascus

Syrian rebel factions launched a new offensive targeting regime positions on the eastern fringes of the heavily fortified capital at dawn on ...

Tens of thousands of women killed in Syria's war

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Tens of thousands of women killed in Syria's war

Up to 23,502 women have been killed in Syria's war, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, a monitoring group.

'Step aside': Al-Qaeda-linked leader urges violence, slams Geneva participants

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'Step aside': Al-Qaeda-linked leader urges violence, slams Geneva participants

In a rare video address Abu Mohamed al-Joulani said that negotiating with the Syrian regime was futile stating that Syrian President Bashar ...

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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 ...

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Syria mass graves reveal dozens of executed rebel fighters

Protesters denounce the Islamic State group as "allies of Assad" following the discovery of mass graves of executed rebel fighters in northern ...

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Trump's lack of Syria strategy blamed for talks pessimism

With no clear US strategy, and violence ongoing on numerous fronts, the UN has downplayed hopes of a breakthrough ahead of talks set to begin in ...

Pessimism reigns ahead of Syria Geneva talks

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Pessimism reigns ahead of Syria Geneva talks

With no clear US strategy, and violence ongoing on numerous fronts, the UN has downplayed hopes of a breakthrough ahead of talks set to begin in ...

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Gloomy skies ahead of Syria Geneva talks

With no clear US strategy, and violence ongoing on numerous fronts, the UN has downplayed hopes of a breakthrough ahead of talks set to begin in ...

Syria regime responsible for vast majority of medical-worker casualties

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Syria regime responsible for vast majority of medical-worker casualties

Bashar al-Assad's regime and its allies have been responsible for 85 percent of the Syrian civil war's medical personnel casualties throughout ...

Intense battles between opposition and regime forces in Daraa

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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.

Extremist infighting in northern Syria leaves nearly 70 dead

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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 ...

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