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In pictures: Aaref Watad spends the day with ten-year-old Elaf al-Hussein, who is not letting the loss of a leg in an airstrike hold her back.

Following a deal brokered by opposition groups and Russia, Syrian rebels and civilians were transported to Afrin.

Thousands of Syrian rebels and civilians to leave Qalamoun

The New Arab

Thousands of Syrian rebels and civilians to leave Qalamoun

Syrian rebels are expected to begin leaving one of the final strongholds in the Damascus area Saturday, following a deal with regime ally Russia.

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Paul Iddon

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the ...

Explosions 'rock Iran weapons stores' in Syria

The New Arab

Explosions 'rock Iran weapons stores' in Syria

Explosions have reportedly rocked areas near Syrian military bases where pro-regime Iranian fighters and allied Shia militias have been ...

The New Arab & agencies

Assad forces 'take full control' of Eastern Ghouta

Russian television showed footage of the Syrian regime's red, white and black flag with two green stars hanging from an unidentified building

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Eastern Ghouta residents arrive in Idlib

See in pictures: Aaref Watad captures the moment rebel fighters and civilians join the thousands already settled in Idlib, northern Syria, after ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey hosts critical summit on Syria with Russia, Iran

Despite having 'quite different interests,' Turkey's Erdogan is angling to win the support of his Russian and Iranian counterparts to push on ...

Andy Heintz

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Interview: The author and journalist spoke to Andy Heintz about how Syria came to be the intractable conflict it now appears to be.

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

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

Turkey says 'understanding' reached with US on Syria's Manbij

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey says 'understanding' reached with US on Syria's Manbij

Turkey had vowed to expand its military operation in northern Syria to other Kurdish-held areas after capturing Afrin, including Manbij.

Syria slams Turkish 'occupation' of Afrin

The New Arab & agencies

Syria slams Turkish 'occupation' of Afrin

Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies captured Afrin from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) on Sunday, after a two-month offensive on the ...

Syrian rebel-held town agrees truce with Assad regime

The New Arab

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.

Free Syrian Army advances in <em>Aleppo</em>

Aaref Watad

Free Syrian Army advances in Aleppo

With the support of the Turkish army, the FSA now controls Jondiers in Aleppo province. All photos by Aaref Watad.

The New Arab & agencies

Al-Qaeda in Syria losing ground amid fierce rivalries

Beset by infighting and assassinations, the extremist group has been driven from nearly all of the northern province of Aleppo in the past three weeks.

CJ Werleman

Russia is mobilising its Islamophobic fake news trolls

Comment: From Dagestan to the USA, to the UK, Putin is manipulating Islamophobic fake news to further his agenda, writes CJ Werleman.

The New Arab & agencies

First female White Helmets rescuer killed in Syria

The Syria Civil Defence announced on Saturday that one of their female workers had been killed in an airstrike in Idlib, marking their first ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan slams NATO for lack of support in Syria

Turkey's president has criticised NATO for not supporting his country's ongoing military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in Syria.

Turkish forces advance on Kurdish Afrin town

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish forces advance on Kurdish Afrin town

Turkish forces are within 2.5 miles of Afrin town and are poised to recapture the city, reports confirmed on Saturday.

The New Arab

Syrian regime gains ground in Eastern Ghouta

The Assad regime is gaining ground in one of the last rebel-held enclaves in Syria, as the intense bombardment of Eastern Ghouta continues.

Turkey: Temporary refuge or new home for Syrians?

Charlie Faulkner

Turkey: Temporary refuge or new home for Syrians?

In-depth: Two families, their lives devastated by war, are among millions facing rising tensions in Turkey, the country of their refuge, and the ...

Syrian regime shelling continues on Eastern Ghouta, 13 killed Syrian regime shelling continues on Eastern Ghouta, 13 killed

The New Arab

Syrian regime shelling continues on Eastern Ghouta, 13 killed

Rockets and airstrikes continued to pound the rebel-held enclave in the early hours, bringing the rising death toll to over 335 civilians.

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