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Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

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.

Former <em>Jaysh</em> <em>al</em>-<em>Islam</em> spokesman arrested in France

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Former Jaysh al-Islam spokesman arrested in France

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

The future of the Syrian Democratic Forces

Ömer Özkizilcik

The future of the Syrian Democratic Forces

Why are former Centcom officials propagating the betrayal of Syrian Kurds when they have argued that the SDF are a multi-ethnic group for years, ...

Trump: Let "Assad protect the Kurds"

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Trump: Let "Assad protect the Kurds"

Trump says Assad can "protect the Kurds" as a battle between Turkish-backed groups and regime forces looms in Manbij.

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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.

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Syrian rebels launch counteroffensive against regime in Idlib

Syrian rebels said that they had launched a counter-offensive on Thursday to retake villages captured by the regime since April. The regime has ...

Ahmed Mitiche

Algeria's non-violent protests challenge regime narrative of 'armed resistance'

Comment: Algerians' non-violent protest is also a challenge to a state-controlled memory and identity based on violent resistance, writes Ahmed ...

Rose Worden

Islamic State, al-Shabaab and early western Europe

Comment: If 'war makes states' then IS and al-Shabaab's elaborate taxation system and a monopoly on violence are the tools they use, ...

Ode to Baghdad: Evening walks though a fallen city

Nabil Salih

Ode to Baghdad: Evening walks though a fallen city

Comment: As Nabil Salih walks the streets of his childhood neighbourhood, he remembers the gardens of bygone era, and those who lost their lives ...

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 ...

Rebels in north Syria 'begin withdrawing' under Idlib deal

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Rebels in north Syria 'begin withdrawing' under Idlib deal

Turkish-backed faction Faylaq al-Sham al-Islami has begun pulling out of areas in Aleppo province after Moscow and Ankara ...

Syria rebel faction rejects Idlib deal

The New Arab

Syria rebel faction rejects Idlib deal

The Jaysh al-Izza faction rejected a deal which makes way for a demilitarised zone between rebel and regime-held areas in and ...

'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, ...

10 Iran Revolutionary Guards killed in border clash

The New Arab

10 Iran Revolutionary Guards killed in border clash

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said at least 10 members were killed in an insurgent attack long the border with Iraq.

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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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Militants kill three Iranian border guards near Pakistani border

Three Iranian border guards were killed in restive Sistan and Baluchestan province near the Pakistani border by militants belonging to an ...

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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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Six dead in clashes at Iran-Pakistan border

Clashes erupted in the Sistan-Baluchestan border area that has long been plagued by instability and drug smuggling.

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

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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.

Damascus puts Kurdish-led militia on notice

Paul Iddon

Damascus puts Kurdish-led militia on notice

Analysis: The SDF, backed by the US, is making a play for oil-rich territories in Syria - but so is Assad's Syrian army, backed by Russia, ...

The Iraq Report: Iran implicated in bombing Shia shrines

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The Iraq Report: Iran implicated in bombing Shia shrines

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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 ...

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