Recently the Syrian Army have been making major gains against ISIS in the Al Safa area of Damascus, taking ISIS’s controlled area form 250 km2 to around 70 km2. The push comes as the women hostages that ISIS held were freed by Syrian and Russian special forces in a special operation, killing all the terrorists…

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham jihadists Militants have killed at least eight Syrian regime troops near a planned buffer zone around the country’s last major rebel bastion, an activist group said Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack took place late Friday in the north of Hama province near the planned buffer zone around…

Syrian government forces killed 22 rebels overnight near Idlib province, in the deadliest such attack in an area where a recent truce is to be enforced, a monitor said Friday. Fighting erupted when government troops seized a position in a rural area in the north of neighboring Hama province that had been held by the…

Four Syrian regime fighters were killed on Thursday in an assault by jihadists from Idleb province, Syria’s last great insurgent stronghold where an agreement for a “demilitarized zone” is planned, an NGO said. The establishment of a 15 to 20 kilometre wide “demilitarized zone” was agreed on 17 September between Russia, an ally of the…

Rebels and ‘radical’ fighters have traded fire with government forces in northern Syria overnight, their “fiercest” exchanges since a buffer zone deal was announced for the area last month, an activist group has said. A 15- to 20-kilometre wide “demilitarised zone” was announced by rebel-backer Turkey and government ally Moscow on September 17 to separate…

Local sources familiar with the situation in northwestern Syria told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on October 12 that radical militants have not withdrawn from the demilitarized zone around the northern governorate of Idlib so far. According to the sources, radical groups such as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP)…

Rift grows among militant groups in Idleb A rift among Idlib militant groups is growing over the demilitarization zone agreement reached by Turkey and Russia earlier this month. On September 22, the National Liberation Front (NLF) released an official statement declaring its support to the agreement. The group stated that the agreement had prevented an…

On September 13, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery shelled a group of Jaysh al-Izza snipers in the vicinity of the town of Masasneh in the northern Hama countryside, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). As a result, the entire group was eliminated. Furthermore, the SAA shelled and destroyed a headquarters of Hay’at…

On September 12, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) imposed fire control of large part of the heavily fortified area of al-Safa following heavy clashes with ISIS fighters, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). “Army units thwarted new attempts by terrorists of Dahesh [ISIS] organization to flee from al-Safa in the eastern countryside [of…