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Jaysh al-Islam has called for the release of its former member Majdi Mustafa Nameh, who has been arrested in France and charged with war crimes.

Islam Alloush - A Syrian rebel linked to the disappearance of a prominent rights activist - has been arrested and charged in France.

Fringe Gaza group blasts Hamas for being 'apostates'

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Fringe Gaza group blasts Hamas for being 'apostates'

Gaza-based group Jaish al-Islam has yet again accused Hamas of being infidels.

The armed Syrian opposition reacts to Idlib 'demilitarised zones'

Ömer Özkizilcik

The armed Syrian opposition reacts to Idlib 'demilitarised zones'

Analysis: The Turkish-backed rebels are understandably praising Turkey's efforts to avoid a bloodbath in Idlib, but confusion remains over ...

'The Syrian revolution is not dead'

Ömer Özkizilcik

'The Syrian revolution is not dead'

Analysis: Many consider the armed opposition defeated and the Syrian uprising dead. But Syria's rebels are keeping faith in their revolution, ...

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French media watchdog warns Russia's RT over Syria report

A controversial June draft law would make it easier for France to censor broadcasters like Russia Today in efforts to combat "fake news".

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Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

The five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta saw civilians indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

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Major Syrian regime offensive 'expected' in Eastern Ghouta's Douma

The Syrian regime is reportedly planning a 'huge' offensive in Douma after the rebel Jaysh al-Islam refused to ...

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Syrian rebel groups 'agree to southern Damascus truce'

Three Syrian opposition factions have reached a ceasefire deal on Thursday for a southern part of Damascus.

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an <em>al</em>-Qaeda supporter

Loubna Mrie

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an al-Qaeda supporter

Comment: Western media tends to portray fighting in Syria as between Assadists and jihadists, but the revolutionaries resisting both sides must ...

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 ...

Airstrikes pound rebel positions near Syrian-Turkish frontier: reports

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Airstrikes pound rebel positions near Syrian-Turkish frontier: reports

Idlib province is held almost entirely by rebel factions and is regularly targeted by Syrian regime and Russian bombardment. Early reports ...

Inside Douma: A desperate portrait of life in Syria

Ben Jacobs

Inside Douma: A desperate portrait of life in Syria

Exclusive: A city of amputees, back-street abortions and chemical weapons-massacres is also a city of survivors, and their hope, reports Ben ...

Syrian rebels 'signed different ceasefire agreement' to regime copy

Martin Armstrong

Syrian rebels 'signed different ceasefire agreement' to regime copy

More than ten Syrian rebel groups claim the ceasefire agreement being pursued by the regime is different to what they signed up for, pointing to ...

After Aleppo

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 ...

Mona Alami

Syria's rebels won't abandon former al-Qaeda allies

Comment: John Kerry's belief that 'moderate' rebels would disentangle themselves from groups deemed to be 'terrorists' shows how little Washington understands the Syrian war, writes Mona Alami.

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Kerry echoes Russian view on 'terrorist' Syrian rebel groups

Startled White House officials rushed to clarify a statement made by the US Secretary of State John Kerry, who appeared to label some of Syria's ...

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Rival Syrian rebel factions end infighting in East Ghouta

Jaysh al-Islam and Free Syrian Army factions have come to a 6-point agreement to end fighting that has claimed dozens ...

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Syrian opposition fighters 'down regime plane'

Syria's opposition fighters, possibly linked to al-Qaeda, have reportedly shot down a regime aircraft in a rural area south of Aleppo ...

Syrian opposition: No place for Assad in Syria

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Syrian opposition: No place for Assad in Syria

Members of the Syrian opposition have reiterated that there is no place for Assad in a transitional political process following comments by ...

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Syrian Geneva peace talks in disarray

The Syrian government delegation has said the Geneva peace talks are still in early stages, as the Higher Negotiations Committee accuses the ...

Syrian opposition postpone decision on Geneva talks

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Syrian opposition postpone decision on Geneva talks

The opposition's High Negotiations Committee has postponed making a decision on whether or not to attend the Geneva peace talks on Friday, ...

Syrian opposition holds Russia responsible for failing peace talks

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Syrian opposition holds Russia responsible for failing peace talks

A statement issued by the Syrian opposition blames the Assad regime and Russia for any failure in the peace talks and accuses the UN of ...

Who are the members of Syria's opposition delegation?

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Who are the members of Syria's opposition delegation?

The New Arab profiles some of the leading members of the Syrian opposition delegation to Geneva that will eventually hold talks with Syrian ...

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