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Torture in Lebanese detention centres remains a widespread practice carried out with impunity. One group of lawyers, however, is fighting against the system for accountability.

The town of Kafranbel in Idlib province, which rose to global fame with its satirical protest slogans and revolutionary art, has now been captured by the Assad regime.

Israel releases Druze man convicted of spying for Syria

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Israel releases Druze man convicted of spying for Syria

The releases are a 'gesture of goodwill' after the repatriation to Israel last year of the remains of Zachary Baumel, an Israeli soldier missing since the 1982 war in Lebanon.

Hundreds of Turkish-backed Syrian fighters arrive in Idlib

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Hundreds of Turkish-backed Syrian fighters arrive in Idlib

A spokesman for the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army, which has previously fought Kurdish forces, has said that hundreds of fighters have ...

Water used as weapon in Middle East conflicts

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Water used as weapon in Middle East conflicts

Conflict actors in Yemen, Syria and Iraq have targeted civilian water supplies.

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Gunmen assassinate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham official in Syria’s Idlib

Syria’s HTS militants blame the execution of a judge on the Islamic State group, despite the fact that widespread popular unrest has been brewing in the province in recent weeks.

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Syria Weekly: Idlib civilians demand no Assad, no Jolani

Syrian civilians are making a brave stand against the authoritarian control of the HTS militant group in Idlib.

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Al-Qaeda linked Syria-based cleric praises Baghdadi’s killing

Abdullah Al-Muhaysini, a Saudi jihadi cleric based in Syria who the US has designated as a terrorist, praised the death of al-Baghdadi as a ...

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Trump says Islamic State leader 'died like a dog'

Baghdadi killed himself and three of his children with a suicide vest as US special operations forces approached his position, the US president ...

Turkey, Syrian Kurds claim credit in Baghdadi death operation

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Turkey, Syrian Kurds claim credit in Baghdadi death operation

Ankara and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have rushed to claim credit for their efforts in the operation that killed IS leader Abu ...

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Islamic State leader 'killed himself' during US raid

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly committed suicide during a US military raid in Syria's Idlib region, US media reported.

Syria Weekly: Trump U-turn could see US troops remain

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Syria Weekly: Trump U-turn could see US troops remain

US troops could be deployed to guard oil and gas fields in eastern Syria, amid fears of an IS resurgence.

US offers $5 million reward for Syria Al-Qaeda operatives

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US offers $5 million reward for Syria Al-Qaeda operatives

The US offered rewards for information leading to the capture or location of three leading Al-Qaeda militants.

Syria Weekly: Regime advance in Idlib threatens civilian genocide

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Syria Weekly: Regime advance in Idlib threatens civilian genocide

Around three million Syrian civilians await their fate, as a regime advance in Idlib continues.

Syria Weekly: Foreign powers enter the battle for Idlib

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Syria Weekly: Foreign powers enter the battle for Idlib

Despite capturing a series of villages in the Idlib and Hama provinces, regime victory over opposition forces appears no less certain.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Is Al-Qaeda 2.0 emerging in Idlib?

A rare US airstrike on a shadowy militant group in Aleppo province this week could be the resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria, experts have warned.

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Car explodes in Reyhanli close to Syria-Turkey border

A car has exploded in Reyhanli, Turkey, where in 2013 two car bombs detonated killing at least 50 people and injuring 140.

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Syria does not want war with Turkey: foreign minister

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has said tried to cool tensions with Turkey, after a Turkish military post in Idlib was hit in shelling.

James Snell

Footballer, revolutionary, Assad victim. Remembering the spirit of Sarout

Comment: Sarout fought against the Assad regime for almost a decade, and served as a symbol of defiance and hope for many, writes James Snell.

Dutch police arrest Syrian refugee accused of Al-<em>Nusra</em> membership

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Dutch police arrest Syrian refugee accused of Al-Nusra membership

A Syrian asylum seeker has been arrested on suspected belonging to the Al-Nusra Front.

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Turkish citizen loses UAE life sentence appeal for terrorism

A Turkish citizen who was sentenced to life for promoting Islamist groups in Syria and transferring funds, has had his sentence upheld by the ...

IS chief Baghdadi threatens revenge attacks following defeat

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IS chief Baghdadi threatens revenge attacks following defeat

In the first video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State chief acknowledged recent defeats but vowed to launch "revenge" attacks.

IS chief appears for first time in five years

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IS chief appears for first time in five years

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has been announced dead on several occasions, has appeared for the first time in five years in a new propaganda video ...

Exclusive: US warplanes drop $25-million reward leaflets for Baghdadi

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Exclusive: US warplanes drop $25-million reward leaflets for Baghdadi

US warplanes dropped leaflets over Iraq offering reward of $25 million in return for information that would lead to the capture or killing of ...

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