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Iran-backed fighters in Syria are advancing east, bringing Tehran closer to its goal of forming a land link from its border through Iraq to supply allies in Syria and Lebanon.

Comment: Syria's prisons are filled with those who rose up peacefully to call for freedom, democracy and social justice, writes Leila Al-Shami.

Syrian government 'using suffering as a war tactic'

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Syrian government 'using suffering as a war tactic'

The UN humanitarian chief says thousands of Syrians in at least 10 communities are facing suffering as the regime denies aid to the needy and pushes people in besieged cities.

Last Homs residents leave 'heart of the Syrian revolution'

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Last Homs residents leave 'heart of the Syrian revolution'

Besieged al-Waer stood as the Syrian rebel's last stronghold in Homs through six years of war. Today, the last fighters and families ...

Assad vows to 'fight on' despite international peace efforts

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Assad vows to 'fight on' despite international peace efforts

Bashar al-Assad said Russian de-escalation zones were a chance for rebels to seek 'reconciliation' with the regime, but vowed to continue ...

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Damascus suburb evacuation deal suspended after regime breaks agreement

Syrian opposition officials say they are suspending a deal to transfer civilians out of a northern Damascus suburb after the regime went back on the deal by not releasing detainees.

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Hundreds deported from Syrian opposition-held enclave in Homs city

Syrian rebel fighters and their families left their homes in Homs city for Jarabalus close to the Turkish border on Friday as part of an ...

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Hundreds leave besieged Homs district in latest evacuation

At least 242 rebels had left Waer along with their families under a deal granting them safe passage to opposition-held territory ...

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Third phase of evacuations begin in Syria's Homs

Around 170 fighters and their families left the besieged al-Waer district on Saturday as part of an evacuation deal between the Syrian ...

Syrians trapped in besieged areas 'face horrific threat'

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Syrians trapped in besieged areas 'face horrific threat'

Military operations in populated towns and villages in Hama, Damascus, Idlib, Aleppo, Daraa, Raqqa and Deir Az-Zour governorates 'have killed ...

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Several people killed in bus bombing in Syria's Homs

A bomb attack on a bus in Syria's third city Homs killed five people and wounded at least seven on Wednesday, state media reported.

Moadamiyeh between Assad’s media and international silence

Dani Qappani

Moadamiyeh between Assad’s media and international silence

As Syrian cities drop from mainstream narrative, viewers turn to regime media, only to be greeted by a very different reality, writes Qappani.

Syria's 'peace process' is Russia's new weapon

Sam Hamad

Syria's 'peace process' is Russia's new weapon

Comment: Russia supports the Syria 'peace process' not because it wants 'peace', but because it knows that total victory for Assad is a near ...

Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs neighbourhood Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs neighbourhood

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Syrian rebels begin evacuation from besieged Homs neighbourhood

Syrian opposition fighters and their families have begun leaving the last rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs as part of a ...

Syrian journalists who sacrificed everything to cover the revolution

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Syrian journalists who sacrificed everything to cover the revolution

The New Arab profiles five Syrian journalists who have faced exile, injury and even death during their coverage of the Syrian revolution, which ...

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Syria rebels snub Astana peace-talks to protest 'Russian complicity'

Syrian rebel factions will not attend a new round of negotiations with government figures in the Kazakh capital, citing distrust of Russian motives as reason

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Uptick in Syria violence rattles Geneva negotiations

Video: Frequent violation of the ceasefire in Syria provokes doubts over the Assad regime's commitment to Geneva talks.

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Syrian regime targets funeral in rebel-held district

At least nine people were killed on Saturday when government forces launched a barrage of rockets that hit a funeral on the edges of the Syrian ...

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Syrians meet in Kazakhstan ahead of Geneva peace talks

Fresh talks on ending conflict resumed in Astana Thursday

'The smell of blood' haunts Homs neighbourhood al-<em>Waer</em>

Martin Armstrong

'The smell of blood' haunts Homs neighbourhood al-Waer

A renewed regime onslaught on the besieged neighbourhood of al-Waer is quickly making life for those trapped in the area unbearable, ...

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Syrian regime violates ceasefire ahead of Geneva peace talks

Syrian or Russian warplanes carried out series of airstrikes on an opposition-held district in the Syrian city of Homs, in a new violation of ...

'Poison gas' used in regime attacks on Wadi Barada

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'Poison gas' used in regime attacks on Wadi Barada

Local sources claimed Thursday that chemical agents had been deployed in attacks on the rebel-controlled area close to Damascus that serves as ...

Syrian rebels 'signed different ceasefire agreement' to regime copy

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 ...

Syria's water war reaches boiling point around Damascus

Martin Armstrong

Syria's water war reaches boiling point around Damascus

Damascus relies on water from besieged rebel-held Wadi Barada, but either sabotage or regime bombing has stopped water flowing to Syria's ...

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