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IS targeted the regime-controlled Taim oil field in Deir az-Zour with suicide bombings, shelling and machine gun fire, killing at least 17 Syrian regime forces.

Comment: Make no mistake, ethnic cleansing is both the aim and the effect of Assad-Iran-Russia's war effort, writes Sam Hamad.

Iran 'greater than its borders', says high-ranking cleric

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Iran 'greater than its borders', says high-ranking cleric

Iran is not limited by its borders as it has proxies across the Arab region, high-ranking cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda said during a Friday prayer sermon.

Arrests and assassinations: Consolidating power in Assad's Syria

Mona Alami

Arrests and assassinations: Consolidating power in Assad's Syria

Comment: As the Syrian civil war begins to come to its conclusion, Assad is clearing out any competition by conducting a large purge of ...

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Sam Hamad

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Comment: Bashar al-Assad may have emerged from Syria's war 'victorious', but the country he controls is not the one it once was, writes Sam ...

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Syria regime, Kurds agree on truce in Hassakeh

Syrian regime forces and Kurdish fighters agreed on Tuesday to a truce in the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh after a week of violent clashes.

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Kurds launch assault to oust Syrian regime from Hassakeh

US-backed Kurdish forces launched an assault early on Monday to take over regime-controlled areas of the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh.

James Snell

What history tells us about Syria's sieges

Comment: The brutality meted out on Syrians trapped in their cities has more in common with Stalingrad than any medieval blockades, writes James ...

The New Arab

Syrian regime blackmails prisoners to fight for Assad

The Syrian regime is attempting to blackmail prisoners in rural Damascus to fight against opposition forces.

Assad vs The Kurds: The Syrian war's latest battle-line

Yvo Fitzherbert

Assad vs The Kurds: The Syrian war's latest battle-line

Comment: Damascus is stoking the fires of ethnic hatred to keep Kurdish fighters from turning their weapons on Assad's troops, writes Yvo ...

The New Arab

Deadly clashes erupt between Syrian regime and Kurdish forces

At least seven fighters were killed on Wednesday in rare clashes between Syrian regime and Kurdish forces in the northeastern city of Qamishli.

Who fights for Assad?

Sam Hamad

Who fights for Assad?

Comment: Damascus allies may rail against international support for the opposition, but it is the Assad regime that is propped up by foreign ...

Iran's casualties in Syria: Senior commanders and Afghan militiamen

Farah al-Zaman Shawki

Iran's casualties in Syria: Senior commanders and Afghan militiamen

Analysis: As Iranian involvement in Syria appears to escalate, Farah al-Zaman Shawki tallies reports of Iranian casualties from Tehran's news ...

Russia would consider sending troops to Syria if required

AAAJ and agencies

Russia would consider sending troops to Syria if required

Russia is willing to send troops to help Syria if required, a presidential spokesman said, while further evidence has emerged of Russian troops ...

Fighting the Islamic State and ignoring the Islamic Republic

Mahmoud Yamak

Fighting the Islamic State and ignoring the Islamic Republic

The Turkish involvement against IS signals an almost international consensus against one Islamic state while another "Islamic state" in the ...

Diana Darke

The Iranification of Syria

Iran's growing influence in Syria is visible in the streets, as the Syrian people remain helpless pawns on an international chessboard.

Karim Traboulsi

Plight of Syria's Druze mobilises community across the region

Analysis: Druze across the Middle East are looking for ways to support their brethren in Syria, who face fresh attacks daily.

Absi Smeisem

Syrians creating vigilante forces to defend against IS

Politics: Villagers are creating their own forces as the Syrian army suffers defeats and is unable to counter the Islamic State group, writes ...

Mohammad Deebo

Fighting to survive: Syria's economy of the gun

Comment: Lack of work means Syrian youths are being forced to fight for economic rather than ideological reasons, says Mohammad Deebo.

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