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A Turkish attack on Kurds will destabilise Syria's northwest

17 January, 2018

Analysis: Ankara's bid to rout Kurdish fighters from areas bordering Turkey will lead to further displacement and could likely undo progress made in establishing 'safe zones', notes Paul Iddon.

Syrian rebel losses do not mean victory for Assad

15 January, 2018

Comment: Regime gains on the ground in Idlib and eastern Ghouta will not be the end of the struggle for Syria, writes Mona Alami.

Erdogan says Turkish army will crush Kurds in Syria

13 January, 2018

A Turkish military incursion into northern Syria will see Ankara crush Kurdish militias, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Assad trains crosshairs on Syria's Idlib province

12 January, 2018

Analysis: Assad's Russian-backed troops are marching into Idlib, and rebel groups and Islamist militias appear unable to stop their advance, reports Paul Iddon.

Explosion at Syrian rebel base in Idlib kills 23

08 January, 2018

A large explosion at a Syrian rebel base dominated by foreign fighters has killed at least 23 people, a monitor has said.

Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

07 January, 2018

While Assad has retaken more than half of the country with a string of victories against rebels, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta remains a thorn in the regime's side.

Hopes for Syria's year ahead

02 January, 2018

Comment: There can be no victory while Assad remains in power. But 2018 must bring Syrians closer to holding free and fair multi-party elections, writes Bahia Mardini.

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

15 December, 2017

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the wrong side of history, writes Sam Hamad.

Hizballah's new alliances on show in calculated media stunt

15 December, 2017

Comment: PMF militia commander Khazaali's visit to Lebanon was an astute bit of publicity on the part of Hizballah, writes Mona Alami.

President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

13 December, 2017

Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a Russian airbase in Latakia.

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