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An Internal Struggle: Al Qaeda's Syrian Affiliate Is Grappling With Its Identity

Charles Lister | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Charles Lister

In taking control of Ariha, the largely Islamist Jaish al-Fateh coalition and its allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions have successfully imposed a near-total province-wide strategic defeat upon the Bashar al-Assad regime.

The Young Dictator Problem

John Feffer | Posted 05.21.2015 | World
John Feffer

Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon. He refuses to be ignored. One way or the other, we're going to have to deal with the young dictator.

America Immobilized as Iran-Saudi Arabia Proxy War Turns Bloody

Alastair Crooke | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- Amidst all this flexing of muscles, America is effectively disempowered by its stand-off policy, but also from its political investment in the war on ISIS, with its many contradictions and tensions.

Airstrikes In Syria Have Reportedly Killed 865 People, Including 50 Civilians

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Air strikes by U.S.-led forces in Syria have killed 865 people, including 50 civilians, since the start of the campaign i...

Syria's Evolving Salafists Suffer a Crippling Blow

Charles Lister | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Charles Lister

Syria's largest rebel group, Ahrar al-Sham, lost almost its entire senior leadership late on Tuesday, in an as-yet-unexplained explosion that took place during a secret meeting in Syria's northern Idlib governorate near the border with Turkey.

6 Children Killed As Syrian Regime Pounds North

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 09.14.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government troops pounded rebel-held villages around the northern city of Idlib with rockets, artillery and airstrikes, killing ...

Syrian Regime Launches Air Strikes, Warns Rebels Via Text Message

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After weeks of rebel gains in the south, the Syrian regime launched a counteroffensive on Sunday with widespread airstrikes and an oper...

Syrian Warplanes Launch Nationwide Airstrikes

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 12.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the mo...

World Begs Syria To Halt Violence During Muslim Holiday

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 12.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Turkey and Germany on Friday threw their weight behind calls for a Syrian cease-fire during a Muslim holiday next week as the internati...

Airstrikes Kill At Least 43 In Syria, Say Activists

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes hammered a strategic city captured by rebels, leaving behind scenes of carnage captured Thursday on amateur videos tha...

Syria: End Opposition Use of Torture, Executions

Human Rights Watch | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Armed opposition groups in Syria have subjected detainees to ill-treatment and torture and committed extrajudicial or summary execu...

Syrian Army Takes Rebel Stronghold

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT, July 6 (Reuters) - Syria's army took control of the rebel stronghold of Khan Sheikhoun in northern Idlib province on Friday after an assault...

'The Syrian Army Did This To Me'

Posted 06.28.2012 | World

"The Syrian army did this to me," Mohammed's 8-year-old son said. The boy was lying on a bloodied carpet, injured after a Syrian army shell hit the fa...

U.N.: More Than 1.5 Million Syrians Need Humanitarian Help

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

GENEVA, June 22 (Reuters) - The number of people needing humanitarian assistance in Syria has risen to 1.5 million from the previous estimate of 1 m...

WATCH: Footage Purportedly Shows UN Observer Under Fire In Syria

Posted 05.17.2012 | World

New footage uploaded to YouTube purportedly shows a UN observer under attack in Idlib, Syria. The convoy of a team of UN observers came under attac...

Syria: War Crimes in Idlib During Peace Negotiations

Human Rights Watch | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Executions, Destruction of Property, and Arbitrary Detentions (New York) – Syrian government forces killed at least 95 civilians and burned or d...

UN Sending Food Aid For 500,000 Syrians

AP | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. food agency says it will soon deliver help to 500,000 people in Syria, a tenfold increase since December. Even after the increase,...

Bloodshed In Damascus And Hama As Monitors Visit Douma

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops heavily shelled a suburb of the capital Tuesday, and satellite imagery showed that Syria has failed to withdraw all of it...

WATCH: For Many Syrians, Field Hospitals Only Hope For Medical Care

Eline Gordts | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

With public hospitals inaccessible to anyone suspected of participating in Syria's uprising, field hospitals are many Syrians' only hope of medical ca...

Syria: Government Uses Homs Tactics on Border Town

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Indiscriminate Shelling, Sniper Killings, Attacks on Fleeing Residents (New York) – Syrian security forces are committing serious abuses in the...

Wounded Opposition Recount Tank Assault Horror

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

By Jonathon Burch REYHANLI, Turkey, March 21 (Reuters) - Like most demonstrators in the crowd, Syrian university student Muaz Jaban w...

Security Forces Press Offensive On Idlib

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | World

By Crispian Balmer BEIRUT, March 16 (Reuters) - Syrian forces pressed their military offensive in the northern province of Idlib, dr...

A Year Of Bloodshed In Syria

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

By Crispian Balmer and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, March 15 (Reuters) - Syria marked the first anniversary on Thursday of an increasingly bl...

Deadly Attack On Another Syrian City

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces fired mortars and heavy machine-guns Wednesday in an attack on the southern city where the anti-government uprising began...

Syrian Security Forces Intensify Assaults

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, March 14 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad attacked rebel strongholds...