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Last Homs residents leave 'heart of the Syrian revolution'

20 May, 2017

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

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

17 May, 2017

Comment: Geneva is irrelevant because it presupposes that Assad wants peace, while the rebels know that every aspect of his regime is geared towards extermination, writes Sam Hamad.

Syrian regime close to seizing rebel-held Qaboun

14 May, 2017

Rebels and their family members are trapped in a square kilometre zone in Qaboun as regime forces continue to dislodge opposition groups from their Damascus foothold.

Syrian rebels face fight on at least three fronts

12 May, 2017

Comment: As the US increases support to Kurds fighting IS, 'de-escalation zones' could be used to obliterate opposition forces who are fighting against both Assad and al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

Assad vows to 'fight on' despite international peace efforts

11 May, 2017

Bashar al-Assad said Russian de-escalation zones were a chance for rebels to seek 'reconciliation' with the regime, but vowed to continue fighting as Syria's brutal civil war continues.

US-Russia resume air-coms, but confusion remains over Syria 'safe-zones'

10 May, 2017

While Washington has backed a Russian-proposed de-escalation plan for Syria, it has done so with a degree of scepticism concerning the agreement's logistic implementation.

Al-Qaeda linked Syrian alliance threatens rebels over ceasefire agreement

10 May, 2017

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has made explicit threats to moderate Syrian rebel groups, saying it will target any faction that abides to a Russian-sponsored ceasefire agreement.

First evacuations take place from Syria's rebel district Barzeh

08 May, 2017

The Barzeh evacuation deal was struck late Sunday night, and dozens of people had gathered in the district from the morning.

Trump 'backs Kurds for Raqqa assault', despite Turkish anger

07 May, 2017

Trump will reportedly give the green light for US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria to oust the Islamic State group from Raqqa city, despite Turkish objections.

Claims Turkish army will enter Idlib untrue: Hatay governor

07 May, 2017

The rebuke follows reports circulated by some Arab media outlets on Saturday claiming that Turkish armoured vehicles and infantry would cross into the border province following a recent de-escalation agreement.

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