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Two children have been killed and three others injured when two mines exploded in Syria’s Raqqa and Idlib provinces as violence continued across the country.

The SDF has been at loggerheads with Turkey over control of northern Syria.

'Huge' mass grave found in former IS capital <em>Raqqa</em>

The New Arab Staff

'Huge' mass grave found in former IS capital Raqqa

The total number of civilians killed by the Islamic State group is not known, but regional authorities have found a number of mass graves since the area was liberated.

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

The New Arab Staff

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

Adding to rising tensions, sources told The New Arab that Syrian regime forces had sent reinforcements to areas under Kurdish control.

Kurdish authorities pursue 'starvation policies' in eastern Syria

The New Arab Staff

Kurdish authorities pursue 'starvation policies' in eastern Syria

The official statement is a sign of increasing ethnic tensions between Arab tribesmen and Kurdish-dominated ruling authorities in eastern Syria.

The New Arab

Shamima Begum loses appeal against removal of British citizenship

Shamima Begum's appeal against the Home Office's decision to strip her of British citizenship has failed.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's Kurds free dozens of IS-linked Syrians

A spokesman for the Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria said tribal leaders had requested that 300 Syrian detainees be freed, and that 30 ...

The New Arab

Five killed in car bomb near Turkish-Syrian border

Five people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Saluk, as suspected Israeli strikes hit regime positions in Deir az-Zour.

The New Arab

10 Kurdish fighters killed in Turkish shelling in Syria

10 fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been killed in a Turkish artillery bombardment near Azaz in northern Syria.

Syrian democratic forces detain conscripts in <em>Raqqa</em>

The New Arab

Syrian democratic forces detain conscripts in Raqqa

The SDF detained thirty young men in Raqqa province, northeast Syria, in order to recruit them into the ranks of their forces, ...

Imogen Lambert

Assad wants to obliterate Idlib. Can Turkey stop him?

Analysis: As battle fronts are redrawn in Syria's north, will Idlib, the country's last remaining rebel stronghold, be spared a major regime ...

Syria Weekly: IS poses new threat after Baghdadi death

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: IS poses new threat after Baghdadi death

A US special forces raid in Idlib province last week saw IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi taken out, yet the group poses an even deadlier threat ...

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

Paul McLoughlin

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.

Syria Weekly: Turkey offensive leads to land scramble

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey offensive leads to land scramble

Turkey has agreed to halt military operations against the Kurdish YPG, having captured a new stretch of Syrian territory.

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to 'completely end' Syria offensive upon Kurdish withdrawal

The US and Turkey agreed a five-day ceasefire in northeastern Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw, upon which Turkey will halt its offensive, Pence reported after talks in Ankara.

The New Arab

IS says it 'freed' women held by Syrian Kurds

The prospect that thousands of the world's most fanatic militants could break out in the chaos caused by Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria ...

The New Arab

Syria regime takes over Kobane as Turkey offensive halts

Syrian regime troops entered Kobane, also known as Ain Al-Arab, on Wednesday night

The New Arab & agencies

Kurdish YPG detains 16 SDF fighters for fleeing

A Kurdish militia arrested 16 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in northeast Syria for refusing to fight against Turkish troops.

Anti-Assad protests in eastern Syria following <em>SDF</em>-regime agreement

The New Arab

Anti-Assad protests in eastern Syria following SDF-regime agreement

Protesters in several towns in eastern Syria took to the streets to express anger at an agreement allowing Assad regime troops to enter areas ...

The New Arab & agencies

Doctors Without Borders suspends operations in northeast Syria

The group, widely known by its French initials MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres), was operating in cities and camps including Ain Issa, Al Hol, Tal ...

Turkey detains four mayors in Kurdish areas

The New Arab

Turkey detains four mayors in Kurdish areas

A Turkish 'counter-terrorism' operation saw the arrest of four mayors from the country's main pro-Kurdish opposition party, reports confirmed on ...

Syrians are fleeing Turkey's offensive, others are returning home

The New Arab

Syrians are fleeing Turkey's offensive, others are returning home

As Turkey embarks on an offensive and Russian airstrikes continue, Syrians in the north continue to be displaced, while others hope to return ...

UN rescues British orphans trapped in Syria IS camp

The New Arab

UN rescues British orphans trapped in Syria IS camp

Three British orphaned children of IS fighters who went missing after their camp in Syria came under Turkish attack have been rescued by the UN.

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