In the morning of May 10, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadists and their allies launched a surprise attack on positions recently captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northern and northwestern Hama countryside. The rebels managed to enter the town of Kafr Nabudah, which was captured by the SAA earlier this week, in…

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has imposed control of the strategic town of Qalaat al-Mudiq in the northwestern Hama countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) and several other sources reported on May 9. According to pro-government activists, the SAA entered the town under an agreement with local leaders there, who were apparently fed…

The Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents began a summit meeting in Tehran on Friday afternoon, September 7, 2018, to decide the fate of Idleb province, the last major jihadist and rebel stronghold in Syria. Hassan Rohani, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan found themselves in a congress centre in the north of the Iranian capital…

Al-Sawa front between the army and ISIS Syrian government forces have restored control of the Hatil Dam near the administrative border between al-Suwayda and Rif Dimashq after brief clashes with ISIS terrorists. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has also repelled an attack by ISIS on its positions in Khirbat Abu Khashabeh in the al-Safa area….

On Monday, 2 April 2018, around noon, the first buses began evacuating “Jeich al-Islam” militants from the town of Duma, the main sector of Eastern Ghouta, to Jarablus, a town on the Turkish border. A total of 50 buses were used for this transfer of rebel fighters of Islamist obedience and supported by Saudi Arabia….

A delegation of Russia and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) warned militants in the besieged Eastern Qalamun region during a new negotiation round that they will soon face a military operation if they do not accept an evacuation agreement, the pro-government blog al-Masdar reported on April 1. Russia and the SAA reportedly offered militants a…

(Caroline HAYEK | OLJ) While mass evacuations continue in Eastern Ghouta, one last pocket is still resisting the Syrian regime. Jaysh al-Islam, the last rebel group on the spot, controlling Duma and its surroundings, refuses to hand over its weapons and leave the area. “We are currently negotiating with the Russians for our maintenance and…

24 March 2018: Syrian rebel fighters on Friday left one pocket of battered Eastern Ghouta and reached a deal to quit another as the regime drew close to regaining full control over the key enclave after a more than month-long battle. A blistering Russian-backed assault since February 18 on the last opposition bastion near Damascus…

About 1,500 Ahrar al-Sham militants and 6,000 civilians, mostly families of the militants, are set to leave the Harasta area of Eastern Ghouta under an evacuation agreement with the Syrian government on March 22. Under the agreement militants surrender all of their heavy weapons and get an open corridor towards the militant-held part of the…

The Syrian regime is negotiating the fate of each of the three parts of the Eastern Ghouta rebel sector, an enclave it is seeking to take back as part of a deadly offensive launched three weeks ago, an NGO reported on Monday 12 March 2018. Negotiations are conducted separately with representatives of each of the…