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…