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Syrian rebels arrested 55 people in Hama and Idlib province over suspected collaboration with the regime.

The northwest province is the last of four regions covered under a 2017 'de-escalation' agreement where rebels are still present.

Who's who in Syria?

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Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have compiled a list of the most important actors.

'The Syrian revolution is not dead'

Ömer Özkizilcik

'The Syrian revolution is not dead'

Analysis: Many consider the armed opposition defeated and the Syrian uprising dead. But Syria's rebels are keeping faith in their revolution, ...

Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Quentin Müller

Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

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Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

The five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta saw civilians indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

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Car bomb kills 2 outside aid centre in Syria

A car bomb exploded outside a relief centre in northwest Syria on Thursday, killing at least two people including an employee of the ...

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Iraq communists march on May Day, look to election

An unprecedented alliance with Shia leader Muqtada Sadr could deliver a parliamentary win for Iraq's communists.

Sam Hamad

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Comment: In Idlib, the Assad regime will play on the presence of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, to justify their use of massive force to ...

Wave of assassinations hit Syria's opposition Idlib province

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Wave of assassinations hit Syria's opposition Idlib province

Syrian rebel commanders, clerics and activists have been killed in a wave of killings in the opposition province of Idlib.

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First buses carrying injured Douma civilians arrive in Idlib

The first convoy of critically injured civilians from Eastern Ghouta's Douma have arrived in northern Syria, amid reports rebel group Jaish ...

Assad vows to finish off last rebels outside Damascus

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Assad vows to finish off last rebels outside Damascus

Syria's military said it would press on with "fighting in the area of Douma to rid it of terrorism", using a term it usually uses to refer to ...

Photoblog: Residents escape Eastern Ghouta

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: Residents escape Eastern Ghouta

In pictures: Rebel fighters and civilians embark on their journey out of Eastern Ghouta's war-ravaged towns and into the northern Syrian ...

Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

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Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

Thousands more leave East Ghouta as negotiations over the final evacuations continue between the Syrian regime and opposition.

Thousands of rebels and civilians evacuate Syria's Ghouta

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Thousands of rebels and civilians evacuate Syria's Ghouta

Syrian state media has reported that over 5,000 rebels and their family members left Eastern Ghouta on Sunday.

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Evacuated Ghouta rebels from Arbin arrive in northern Syria

Scores of Syrian Faylaq al-Rahman rebels are arriving in Hama, after being evacuated from Eastern Ghouta's Arbin, leaving only one town under rebel control in the besieged Damascus enclave.

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Syrian child footballer 'killed by rebel shelling' on Damascus

A 12-year-old Syrian footballer was killed when rockets hit a training ground in the capital's Mazraa neighbourhood, according to state media.

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Syria rebels prepare to quit penultimate pocket of Ghouta

Faylaq al-Rahman, the rebel group that controls the area, agreed to pull out in exchange for an end to nearly five weeks of devastating ...

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Syrian rebel group in Eastern Ghouta enclave announces ceasefire

The second-largest rebel group in Syria's Eastern Ghouta have declared a ceasefire in order to negotiate leaving the opposition enclave, as ...

First rebels leave Syria's Eastern Ghouta under Russian-brokered deal First rebels leave Syria's Eastern Ghouta under Russian-brokered deal

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First rebels leave Syria's Eastern Ghouta under Russian-brokered deal

The evacuation agreement, announced on Wednesday and brokered by regime ally Russia, could increase pressure on rebels to follow suit in the two ...

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More than 1,600 rebels to evacuate Eastern Ghouta

Buses prepared to enter a bombed-out town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Thursday after an agreement to evacuate hundreds of rebels and their ...

Rebels 'agree evacuation deal' in Eastern Ghouta town

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Rebels 'agree evacuation deal' in Eastern Ghouta town

Fighters from Ahrar al-Sham have reportedly agreed to lay down their arms in return for safe passage to an ...

Militants kill two polio workers in Pakistan's tribal region

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Militants kill two polio workers in Pakistan's tribal region

A Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on aid workers in Pakistan's tribal region.

Syrian rebel-held town agrees truce with Assad regime

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Syrian rebel-held town agrees truce with Assad regime

A Syrian town in the Damascus countryside has agreed a deal with regime in Damascus for rebels and their families to leave.

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