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But Mr. Trump's pick of targets is complicated by the presence of Russian troops and Iranian militias, who are supporting Mr. Assad's forces in Syria's .... The outpost, known as al-Tanf, would later turn into a key hub for American forces and allied Syrian rebels as they turned their assault toward ... Russians Iranians
Buses carrying Jaysh al-Islam fighters and their families from their former rebel bastion of Douma, arrive at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint controlled by ... The rebels were allowed to enter the nearby northern Aleppo town of al-Bab on Wednesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Syrian towns

The YPG is the armed wing of the PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the secular Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). It is considered to be a "terrorist" organisation by Turkey, who is currently waging an aggressive war called Operation Olive Branch to remove the YPG from northern Syria. Turkey supports Jaysh ... CHEMICAL
Hundreds of fighters and their relatives had already left Douma for rebel-held areas in northern Syria. The alleged gas attack in Douma comes almost exactly a year after a chemical attack in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun killed dozens of people. That attack prompted the U.S. to launch ... Rebels
Hundreds of fighters and their relatives had already left Douma for rebel-held areas in northern Syria. The alleged gas attack in Douma comes almost exactly a year after a chemical attack in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun killed dozens of people. That attack prompted the U.S. to launch ... Rebels Ghouta

Syrian state media denied claims that government forces had launched a chemical attack and said rebels in Douma were in a state of collapse and ... Tens of thousands of civilians and rebel fighters have already left other parts of eastern Ghouta for northern Syria or government-controlled areas in ...
Syrian rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham faction wait by buses to be evacuated from Ghouta after a deal brokered by regime ally Russia. ... fighters and family members have left the besieged enclave of Ghouta after agreeing with Russian and Syrian officials to be exiled to Idlib, in northern Syria.
GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seized control on Sunday morning of the city of Afrin, the target of a two-month military operation against Kurdish militias in the enclave in Syria. The takeover dealt a blow to Kurdish aspirations for self-administration there and added to Turkey's ...
It followed 22 days of intensive ground and air assaults on rebels and civilians trapped inside eastern Ghouta, which have killed over 1,000 people ... Vladimir Zolotukhin of the Russian center for reconciliation of Syria's warring parties said the evacuees would receive "all necessary assistance" within two ...
Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, denied Saturday in Damascus claims by opposition forces that government troops used poison gas in east. ... Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group said government forces have laid siege on the rebel-held town of Harasta, cutting it off from ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Rebel snipers are preventing Syrian civilians from leaving the besieged area of eastern Ghouta through a corridor opened this ... in 2014 when United Nations officials were shelled by pro-government forces as they tried to make a delivery in the old city of Homs, then held by rebels.
Kurdish-allied Syrian Arab militias are redeploying 1,700 fighters from frontlines with Islamic State to the Afrin region to help fend off a Turkish offensive ... Omar al-Edilbi, the spokesman for the militias that have been fighting Islamic State in eastern Syria as part of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
A Russian transport plane has crashed in Syria killing more than 30 people, the defence ministry says. The An-26 plane crashed during landing at Hmeimim airbase, near the coastal city of Latakia, the ministry is quoted as saying by Russian media. It says all 39 military personnel on board died, not 32 as ...
Russia's Defense Ministry said Tuesday that Syrian rebels, in addition to civilians, are free to use evacuation corridors to leave the besieged eastern Ghouta ... Continuing violence has undercut a U.N.-demanded nationwide cease-fire in Syria, as well as Russia's self-declared daily "humanitarian pause" ...
Russia meanwhile has offered rebels safe passage out of the area. The latest suspected chemical attack targeted the town of Hammoria and led to the evacuation of dozens of civilians, according to the Syrian Civil Defence, whose volunteer rescue workers are widely known as the White Helmets.

Russia has offered rebels and their families safe passage out of Eastern Ghouta, promising to protect insurgents from prosecution, Russia's Defense Ministry said Tuesday in a Facebook post. The Russian military would also provide transport and security, the statement said. One of two main rebel groups in ...
The dead included three members of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, while the others were pro-Syrian militias who entered Afrin last week to help repel a Turkish ... Turkey and allied Syrian rebel groups began their operation against the YPG in Afrin in January, aiming to drive the group out of the region.
The continuing violence also raised further doubts over the sincerity of Russia, the Syrian regime's main patron, which had ordered daily five-hour truces ... In some of the worst bombardment campaigns of the war in Syria, hundreds of people have been killed in eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held enclave that is ...
In October Raqqa, the capital of the self-styled caliphate, fell to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led militia that America has used to fight IS. Mr Assad's regime, keen to concentrate on retaking the lands occupied by IS, duly agreed to a ceasefire with the rebels. By December it was in charge of ...
By that time, Syria was in the midst of civil war. In the United States, the conflict was seen as a battle between the pro-government forces of President Bashar Assad and resistance rebels. But Syria had become many battlefronts involving an array of militias with different objectives. The YPG, a Kurdish militia ...
The entry into Afrin of forces loyal to Mr. Assad — the result of a deal between the Syrian government and Kurdish militias, with the backing of Iran and Russia — has harmed Turkey's ambitions in Syria. It is one of many setbacks that Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has experienced throughout ...
Once an oasis in a bend of the Barada river, eastern Ghouta used to be the garden that fed Syria's capital with fruit, vegetables and cereal. In 2013, it was the target of a Syrian government sarin gas attack that left 1,400 dead, say U.S. officials. Eastern Ghouta's fall will mark the end of substantial non-jihadist ...
The eastern Ghouta suburb is one of the last remaining areas of rebel control in Syria. These rebels, who demand the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's government, are being bombarded by Syrian military airstrikes. The United Nations described the bombardments on Monday as "senseless human ...
One Syrian rebel soldier was wounded but no U.S. forces were killed or wounded, according to NPR's Tom Bowman, who is reporting from elsewhere in Syria. In a statement, the Pentagon said, "Syrian pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces ...
MOSCOW — A Russian fighter jet was shot down in a rebel-controlled area of Idlib Province in northern Syria on Saturday, Russia's Defense Ministry said, adding that the pilot survived the initial attack by parachuting from the plane but was killed by members of a militia on the ground. The downing of the jet ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — A new United Nations resolution demanding a cease-fire across Syria appeared to have little effect on Sunday, as Syrian government forces began new ground attacks against a rebel-held enclave east of Damascus, the capital, and continued aerial bombings that have killed more ...
Turkey's president says Turkish artillery fire has pushed back a convoy of pro-Syrian government forces from an enclave in northern Syria. .... its offensive to clear Afrin of the Syrian Kurdish militia it considers a "terrorist" organization and an extension to its own outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting within Turkey.
The Assad regime, which has gained the upper hand in the war, is now focusing on aggressively attacking rebel enclaves east of Damascus and in the northern Idlib province. But it is also gradually bolstering its presence in southern Syria, including in the Syrian Golan Heights. And accordingly, Israel its ...
The Eastern Ghouta suburb is one of the last remaining areas of rebel control in Syria. These rebels, who demand the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's government, are being bombarded by Syrian military airstrikes. The United Nations described the bombardments on Monday as "senseless human ...
Pro-regime rockets and barrel bombs are continuing to fall on the Syrian rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta, which has been hammered since Sunday by .... It raises the chances of a further escalation of fighting on Syria's messy northern battlefront where Turkey, Syrian rebels, the army, Iran-linked militias ...
... which have been active in the area for some time. Israeli officials have been very public in the past saying they prefer ISIS over the Alawite government in Syria. Expressing such a preference and arming terrorists are two different things, and Israel's effort to step up arming for Islamist groups risks regional ...
In Iraq, Iran has sponsored a range of militias while developing deep ties to the Iraqi economy and political system. The war in Syria gave Iran a new opportunity to advance that project by linking its allies across the Levant together. Fighters from Hezbollah routed Syrian rebels near the Lebanese border ...
Israel is left to defend its interests with targeted airstrikes and by supporting ragtag rebel militias in southern Syria whose interests partially align with ... The Shia Lebanese militia Hizballah has been transformed by the Syrian civil war, gaining priceless combat experience in the country, especially due to ...
One Syrian rebel soldier was wounded but no U.S. forces were killed or wounded, according to NPR's Tom Bowman, who is reporting from elsewhere in Syria. In a statement, the Pentagon said, "Syrian pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces ...
MOSCOW — A Russian fighter jet was shot down in a rebel-controlled area of Idlib Province in northern Syria on Saturday, Russia's Defense Ministry said, adding that the pilot survived the initial attack by parachuting from the plane but was killed by members of a militia on the ground. The downing of the jet ...
DAMASCUS, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The rebel groups, including al-Qaida-linked ones, launched a fresh offensive Sunday against a key Syrian military base in the eastern countryside of the capital Damascus, as part of the rebels' determination to capture that strategic base in Harsta city, activists said.
The decision to cross over into Syria, and directly intervene in the seven-year-long civil war, has underlined the depth of Turkey's concern about Kurdish fighters inside Syria. But it has also thrown Ankara's ambitious training project into relief. According to rebel commanders, Turkey has for nearly two years ...
A giant sign spells out in colorful English letters, "I love Aleppo." The scene in Saadallah al-Jabiri Square on a recent day was a complete turnaround from what it was during nearly four years of warfare that wracked the Syrian city. Rebel sniper fire and shelling — and a triple car bombing that killed dozens ...
The Syrian rebel commander stared at photographs of his fighters on the hilly frontline at the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, their pickup trucks stalled in the mud ... and very nearly defeated, Syria's armed opposition now finds itself waging a battle against Syrian Kurdish militias on behalf of Ankara, a patron that in ...
For the thousands of Syrian rebels fighting alongside Turkish forces in northern Syria this week in a military offensive Ankara has called Operation ... is to regain 16 Arab towns and villages occupied by the YPG" in 2016, said Major Yasser Abdul Rahim, the commander of Failaq al Sham, a rebel militia.
The general command of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the mainly Syrian Kurdish rebel force that has led the United States-backed fight against the ... agreement forged in March between American-backed Kurdish rebels and Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters on the control of villages around Afrin.
IN THE spring of 2015 the rebel takeover of Idlib province in north-western Syria seemed to signal the beginning of the end for President Bashar al-Assad. Yet Idlib's fall may have ... As part of the deal, Turkey was to have forced the rebels it backs to hand over parts of eastern Idlib to the regime. In return, the ...
January 17, 2018 Homs, Syria—Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central Syrian city.
Furthermore media linked to ISIS also claims that rebel forces have suffered casualties of six dead and 30 wounded; at least one prisoner was also taken and later executed. At the present time it is unclear whether or not clashes between ISIS militants and Syrian rebels in southern Damascus are still ...
DAMASCUS, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian government forces have become close to lay a siege on rebels in 1,200 square km in the countrysides of Hama, Idlib and Aleppo provinces in northern Syria, a monitor group reported on Saturday. The Syrian forces are advancing in the southeastern countryside ...
DAMASCUS, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 500 families started returning to their homes on Saturday in the Beit Jin town south of Syria's capital Damascus, two weeks following the rebels' withdrawal from that area, state news agency SANA reported. The return of families to Beit Jin in the southwestern ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) – Heavy clashes have erupted between Islamic State militants and Syrian rebels in southern Damascus after the former attempted an operation this morning to seize the latter's positions in the Yalda district. According to reports from pro-government sources observing ...
The Russian military said Friday it has eliminated a group of rebels that had attacked Russia's air base in Syria. ... The province has become the key rallying point for various rebel factions after Syrian government forces reclaimed control over large swathes of territory thanks to Russian air cover. The drone ...


 

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