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Comment: Never mind peace, justice or democracy, the global community has decided Assad must stay in power, writes Mona Alami.

Comment: The US has washed its hands of Syria's rebels, thereby supporting Assad's conquest of 'liberated' areas, writes Sam Hamad.

Syrian rebels in talks with Russia over Daraa surrender

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Syrian rebels in talks with Russia over Daraa surrender

Syrian rebels are in talks with Russia over the surrender of opposition areas in southern Syria to the regime.

Thousands of Syrians flee as regime shells ceasefire area

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Thousands of Syrians flee as regime shells ceasefire area

Syrian civilians are fleeing in their thousands, as the regime shells the country's south, in anticipation of a fresh assault on opposition ...

Syrians in Daraa warned of impending regime assault

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians in Daraa warned of impending regime assault

Syrians in Daraa fear a new regime assault, as leaflets are dropped on the opposition province warning of an offensive.

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

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Hundreds of Syrians displaced from Hama following 'evacuation deal'

Syrians are leaving the last rebel strongholds in Hama province following a deal brokered by Russia.

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Eight killed as Syrian regime targets rebel-held rural Homs

The Syrian army has targeted a rebel-held pocket north of Homs with airstrikes for the second day running, killing eight people, as residents ...

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.

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

Umar Lateef Misgar

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, ...

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Free Syrian Army takes over Afrin

See in pictures: Syrian rebels, supported by the Turkish military, have managed to wrest control of the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin. Aaref ...

Syria slams Turkish 'occupation' of Afrin

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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 ...

YPG vow guerrilla war to retake Afrin

The New Arab & agencies

YPG vow guerrilla war to retake Afrin

Kurdish forces have vowed to take back Afrin and said they will pursue a campaign of hit and run tactics against a Turkish-led force that ...

Turkish and Syrian rebel force captures Afrin from YPG

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Turkish and Syrian rebel force captures Afrin from YPG

Turkish and Syrian rebel troops have taken control of the YPG-held city of Afrin, ending the nearly two-month campaign in northwest Syria.

Kurdish self-rule in northwest Syria 'enters its final days'

Adi Smajić & Paul McLoughlin

Kurdish self-rule in northwest Syria 'enters its final days'

Kurdish-Afrin has been surrounded by Turkish and Syrian rebel forces and appears about to fall in the coming days. Adi Smajić and Paul ...

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Eastern Ghouta under fierce bombardment in new regime assault

Syrian regime troops have entered an Eastern Ghouta town after intense bombardments including the use of chemical weapons, activists say.

James Snell

In Afrin, Turkey has the YPG out-gunned and under-resourced

Comment: Turkey and its allies now stand on the brink of a limited military victory in Afrin, but the cost to civilians has been high, writes ...

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.

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Rebels prepare for battle in Syria's south

Syrian rebels in Daraa are reportedly preparing for battle against the regime and Iranian militias.

Turkey seizes Jinderes as Afrin offensive ramps up

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey seizes Jinderes as Afrin offensive ramps up

The Turkish military along with FSA fighters seized control of Jinderes on Thursday.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Turkey must win Afrin quickly, or risk its border

Comment: Once again, the YPG has callously prioritised their relationship with the Syrian regime over the Syrian people, who have been ...

International powers scramble to manipulate Afrin for geopolitical gains

Bashdar Ismaeel

International powers scramble to manipulate Afrin for geopolitical gains

Analysis: Afrin has become a theatre for regional and global powers to wield influence, extract concessions to boost their goals in Syria, and ...

The US and Turkey's long-term plans for northern Syria

Paul Iddon

The US and Turkey's long-term plans for northern Syria

Agendas in northern Syria appear to be converging into a single policy: Maintaining long-term foreign presences on the ground, writes Paul ...

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Paul Iddon

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Analysis: The Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is coming under fire from all sides, writes Paul Iddon.

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