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McLoughlin is an editor with The New Arab.

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Hizballah and Lebanon army open new front against IS

28 July, 2017

The Lebanese army and Hizballah fighters have extended their campaign into eastern Lebanon's Ras Baalbeck, with a new offensive against IS after a ceasefire with al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Syrian rebel group vow to halt al-Qaeda advance

21 July, 2017

Heavy fighting continued in northern Syria on Friday, with rebel group Ahrar al-Sham telling The New Arab the fate of Idlib province lies in the balance if HTS win control.

Clashes erupt in Idlib province threatening Syrian rebel truce

20 July, 2017

A fragile truce between two of Syria's biggest rebel groups is on the verge of breaking, as fresh clashes erupted between the two sides in Idlib province.

Major Syrian rebel group quits al-Qaeda-linked coalition

20 July, 2017

Syrian rebel group Nour al-Din al-Zinki has walked away from the radical umbrella group as tensions between two rival opposition camps threaten war in Idlib province.

Lebanese authorities clamp down on Syrian refugee campaign

18 July, 2017

In-depth: Protests organised by Syrian refugee solidarity campaigners, and a rival pro-army demonstration, have both been banned by Lebanese authorities with fears tensions could erupt between the two sides.

Qatar remains defiant as Saudi-UAE ultimatum is rejected

05 July, 2017

The past month has seen a remarkable change of fortunes for the tiny Gulf state, reports Paul McLoughlin.

Syrian man bludgeoned with hammer by Russian mercenaries

01 July, 2017

A horrific video has emerged showing a Syrian man being struck repeatedly with a large hammer by armed men thought to be Russian mercenaries fighting for gas-rich areas in Syria.

Leadership of IS-linked Syrian militia 'wiped out' in strike

29 June, 2017

A suspected US air strike has killed at least ten senior figures in the IS-affiliated Syrian militia Jaish Khaled ibn al-Walid, including its leader.

Israel strikes Syrian forces as Netanyahu visits occupied Golan

29 June, 2017

Israeli forces have hit the Syrian regime again, close to the occupied Golan Heights, as fighting continues between pro-Damascus militias and rebels.

Saudi cleric escapes 'assassination attempt' in rebel-controlled Syria

17 June, 2017

Syrian-based Abdullah al-Muhaysini says he escaped an assassination plot after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives next to the Saudi cleric's car.

Syrian regime militias reach the wire threatening US-backed forces

09 June, 2017

A surprise offensive has seen the Syrian regime reach the Iraqi border with a land corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean potentially being opened up if further gains are made.

IS 'butcher scholar' killed in airstrike

01 June, 2017

Turki al-Binali, a 'scholar' who sanctioned the murder and enslavement of thousands of Yazidi women and children, was touted as a future leader of the Islamic State group.

Paul McLoughlin
Paul McLoughlin

McLoughlin is an editor with The New Arab.

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