At the afternoon of January 5, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) launched a suprise attack on the town of Atarib in the opposition-held part of the western Aleppo countryside. Syrian oppositions activists reported that the jihadist group shelled the residential areas inside the strategic town during the attack. Atarib was under the control of two Turkish-backed…

Clashes between jihadists and rebels spread further on Thursday in northwestern Syria, killing more than 30 people on both sides on the third day of the fighting, an NGO said. Since Tuesday, Hayat Tahrir al-Cham, a jihadist group formed by the former Syrian branch of el-Qaëda, has been fighting a powerful coalition of rebel factions…

After imposing its control of the strategic town of Darat Izza, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) continued its advance in the western Aleppo countryside on January 2 and captured the villages of Kafr Tin and Makbas following heavy clashes with the Turkish-backed Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement. According to Syrian opposition activists, Abu al-Yaqzan al-Masri, an infamous…

Clashes between jihadists and rebels in northern Syria have killed at least 19 people, a war monitor said Tuesday. The fighting, pitting Al-Qaeda-linked coalition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) against an alliance of rebel groups, flared in western Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. HTS had on Monday accused rebel group Nureddine al-Zinki…

Fighting erupted on Friday between Turkey-backed rebels and jihadist hardliners in northwest Syria, a monitor and a resident said, near a planned demilitarisation zone. The buffer zone, agreed last month between rebel backer Ankara and government ally Moscow, is meant to separate regime fighters from the myriad rebel and jihadist forces of the Idlib region….

(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…

Last weekend, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces, the 4th Armorued Division and other pro-government units delivered a devastating blow to the defense of militant groups in the eastern part of the Eastern Ghouta region, near Damascus. Government forces liberated al-Shifuniyah, Beit Nayem, al-Rayhanah, al-Muhammadiyah and other points and deployed within about 3.5…

Tensions between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Syrian Democratic Forces supported by the United States Early on February 27, reports appeared that aircraft of the US-led coalition had carried out strikes on government forces at the village of Salahiyah, in the province of Deir Ezzor. According to pro-government sources, the SAA responded by…

For several days, fighting has been going on in Syria between major Islamist rebel groups and the jihadists in the Idlib province, in the north-western part of the war-torn country, where five civilians were killed on Saturday 24 February 2018, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. The vast majority of Idlib province is…