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Analysis: The Turkish-backed rebels are understandably praising Turkey's efforts to avoid a bloodbath in Idlib, but confusion remains over exactly where they are to be, reports Ömer Özkizilcik.

National teams were focused on their attempts to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the Syrian regime using the occasion to win PR points.

Syria rebels still boycotting talks, despite Russian 'mind games'

The New Arab

Syria rebels still boycotting talks, despite Russian 'mind games'

Officials from Syria's rebel factions denied claims they will be sending representatives to ongoing Astana talks this week, contrary to earlier reports from Kazakhstan's foreign ministry.

Four Syrian rebel groups merge with former <em>al</em>-Qaeda affiliate

The New Arab

Four Syrian rebel groups merge with former al-Qaeda affiliate

Four Syrian rebel factions merged with the Fateh al-Sham Front on Saturday after days of clashes between armed opposition ...

Syrian rebels clash with former <em>al</em>-Qaeda group

The New Arab

Syrian rebels clash with former al-Qaeda group

Heavy clashes have erupted between Fatah al-Sham militants and Syrian rebels again, following an earlier inter-opposition ...

The New Arab

North Syria rebels join forces against al-Qaeda offshoot

Several rebel groups have joined forces with the powerful Ahrar al-Sham faction following an attack on their bases by former al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhet Fateh al-Sham.

Martin Armstrong

Russian-led 'Blue-Helmets' could deploy to Syria after peace deal

Moscow is seeking a peace-keeping force to include Chechen troops from negotiations set to begin in Kazakhstan next week, according to press ...

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 ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Russia pounds Syria rebels near site of downed jet

Russia resumed aerial bombardment of Syrian rebels and IS militants across Syria, including near where Turkey brought down one of its fighter ...

Free Syrian Army factions reject Russian offer of negotiations

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Free Syrian Army factions reject Russian offer of negotiations

Russia said it wants to negotiate with the Syrian moderate rebel group, but leaders from the FSA told al-Araby al-Jadeed they ...

Anas al-Kurdi

Syrian opposition battles for control of strategic al-Ghab plain

Analysis: After recent victories in northwest Syria, opposition forces are now fighting to take control of the strategic al-Ghab plain, ...

Syrian regime forces 'collapsing' as rebels press Idlib offensive

Rami Sweid & Absi Smeisem

Syrian regime forces 'collapsing' as rebels press Idlib offensive

Activists say regime soldiers have been forced on the defensive on the second day of a major rebel advance to take the city - a claim the regime ...

Merger between Syria's two largest non-jihadi opposition groups

Rami Sweid

Merger between Syria's two largest non-jihadi opposition groups

Two of Syria's largest rebel groups have united under one banner, as the opposition prepare an offensive on the regime's remaining strongholds ...

Syrian opposition factions prepare for Idlib battle

Absi Smeisem

Syrian opposition factions prepare for Idlib battle

Opposition groups and regime forces are preparing for a battle for the control the city of Idlib in northwest Syria, sources tell ...

Syria needs more than just a new regime

Salameh Kaileh

Syria needs more than just a new regime

The rise of extremism and sectarianism means that the fall of Assad is now not enough to build a better Syria - revolutionaries need to reject ...

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