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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.

Reading Between the Lines: Syria's Shifting Dynamics or More of the Same?

Charles Lister | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Charles Lister

Syrian opposition forces have won a number of significant military victories in Idlib governorate in recent days. Practically speaking, this string of victories will advance a long-term opposition military strategy aimed at posing an increased threat to the government's control of Idlib city and Hama governorate.

Joshua Hersh

The Only Part Of Syria's Rebellion The U.S. Won't Work With Is Quickly Becoming Its Champion | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- The past week of clashes between a segment of Syria's rebellion and a gang of jihadist militants has benefited the only rebel faction there ...

Assad's Fan Club Is Growing for All the Wrong Reasons

Daniel Nisman | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

Jihadist-jittery governments are increasingly buying Assad's argument that a rebel victory will turn Syria into a haven for extremism and foment regional instability. What they fail to realize is that Assad is duping them into choosing between one extremist future for Syria and another.

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrian Rebels' New Plan To Beat Assad | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of battlefield setbacks and the deaths of prominent commanders, a group of Syria's most prominent rebel factions sought to r...