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Syrian regime advances have been blamed by some sections of the opposition on failings by a leading rebel alliance, leading HTS chief Abu Mohammed al-Jolani to call for unity.

Analysis: Civilians who have sought safe haven in rebel-held Idlib are facing another wave of displacement as advancing troops see little fight from opposition fighters, reports Loubna Mrie.

Syrian rebels 'set up joint operations room' in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebels 'set up joint operations room' in Idlib

Syria's biggest rebel groups have agreed to unite as the Assad regime advances into the opposition heartland of Idlib.

Syrian regime breaks rebel siege on army base

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Syrian regime breaks rebel siege on army base

The Syrian regime says its forces have ended a rebel siege on an army base in the eastern outskirts of Damascus.

Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

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Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

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 ...

The New Arab

Syrian forces prepare to retake base besieged by rebels

Syrian rebel forces have taken control of the Military Vehicles Administration base against a backdrop of regime victories against opposition fighters.

The New Arab & agencies

Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

Syrian regime forces have continued bombardment of a besieged Damascus suburb, killing more civilians on the sixth consecutive day of heavy ...

The New Arab

Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

Clashes between Syrian opposition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zinki continued on Tuesday, with ...

Gareth Browne

Abadi must save his party ahead of saving Iraq

Analysis: Iraq's prime minister faces political turmoil ahead of next year's election, but with a string of recent successes he may yet survive, ...

Turkey gearing up to destroy <em>Al</em>-Qaeda's offshoot in Syria

Paul Iddon

Turkey gearing up to destroy Al-Qaeda's offshoot in Syria

Analysis: Wresting control of Idlib province from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham would allow Turkey to effectively surround the ...

The New Arab

Turkish-backed forces starting 'major operation' in Syria's Idlib province

Turkish-backed forces are yet to enter Syria's Idlib province, President Erdogan has said, but a 'major operation' is underway.

Turkish-backed forces starting 'major operation' in Syria's Idlib province

The New Arab

Turkish-backed forces starting 'major operation' in Syria's Idlib province

Turkish-backed forces are yet to enter Syria's Idlib province, President Erdogan has said, but a 'major operation' is underway.

IS recedes in Syria as <em>al</em>-Qaeda offshoot expands

Paul Iddon

IS recedes in Syria as al-Qaeda offshoot expands

Analysis: While the Islamic State group is facing collapse, Al-Qaeda's offshoot Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has ...

Turkish troops mass on Syria border to 'enter Idlib'

The New Arab

Turkish troops mass on Syria border to 'enter Idlib'

A convoy of Turkish army vehicles are positioned on the Syrian border, ready to enter rebel-held Idlib province as part of a Russian-Turkish ...

Syria rebels back opposition plan for a 'national army'

The New Arab & agencies

Syria rebels back opposition plan for a 'national army'

More than a dozen Syrian rebel factions have thrown their weight behind a proposed plan to create a single "national army" to unify the ...

Loubna Mrie

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Comment: Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria deteriorated as a result of foreign interests and the regime's war tactics, writes Loubna Mrie.

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Comment: Turkey has been accused in UAE media of abandoning Syria's rebels, but it is Saudi Arabia and the Emirates who have pursued cynical ...

The New Arab & agencies

SDF fighters linkup from east, west in Raqqa assault

US-backed Syrian fighters advancing on Islamic State militants from the eastern and western parts of Raqqa have linked up for the first time ...

The New Arab & agencies

7 White Helmets members shot dead in northwestern Syria

Gunmen early on Saturday stormed an office of a Syrian paramedic group that is active in opposition-controlled areas, killing seven of its ...

US warns Syrian rebels of Idlib's fate under militants

The New Arab & agencies

US warns Syrian rebels of Idlib's fate under militants

The US has warned the future of northern Syria is "in big danger" if Nusra militants take over rebel-held Idlib province, in turn persuading ...

Michael Duffy

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Comment: While the military victory against IS in Mosul is complete, the conditions that facilitated their return are still firmly in place, ...

Former <em>al</em>-Qaeda affiliate takes control of Syria's Idlib

The New Arab & agencies

Former al-Qaeda affiliate takes control of Syria's Idlib

Jihadists have taken control of Idlib province in Syria after rival rebels withdrew, strengthening their grip over the northwestern city, one of ...

Syrian rebel group vow to halt <em>al</em>-Qaeda advance

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebel group vow to halt al-Qaeda advance

Heavy fighting continued in northern Syria on Friday, with rebel group Ahrar al-Sham telling The New Arab the fate of ...

Clashes erupt in Idlib province threatening Syrian rebel truce

Paul McLoughlin

Clashes erupt in Idlib province threatening Syrian rebel truce

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 ...

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