The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that a first group of rebels has evacuated the region The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Sunday that rebel group Failaq al-Sham has started withdrawing its forces and heavy arms from a demilitarised zone in northwest Syria. The group is the first to comply with…

The rebel group Jaich al-Izza announced on Saturday that it rejected the agreement reached between Ankara and Moscow on the creation of a demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idleb province, becoming the first rebel faction to refuse this agreement. The small jihadist group Houras al-Din, linked to Al Qaeda, has already rejected it, while the main…

Pro-Turkish rebels have cautiously welcomed the Russian-Turkish agreement to create a “demilitarized zone” in Idleb province, the last insurgent stronghold in Syria, while jihadists have rejected it. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week overcame their divisions over the fate of this region threatened by a regime offensive, announcing the creation by 15 October…

On August 16, militant groups operating in western Syria declared the villages of Banes, Birnah, al-Ottomania, Hwair al-Eis, Tell Bajir, Judiydah, Zummar and Jizrea in southwestern Aleppo part of a “military zone” and ordered civilians to leave the area within 48 hours. Additionally, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and…

At least 14 civilians, including three children, were killed and dozens injured Friday in air strikes on a rebel locality in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. The Observatory was not in a position to specify whether the strikes on Orum al-Kubra, in the rebel territories of western Aleppo province, had…

The Turkish military is steadily expanding its network of observation posts in the militant-held parts of the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib. Recently, Turksih forces have established an observation post in the village of Zawiya to monitor the de-escalation zone in northwestern Hama and have started preparations to set up an observation post in the…

On May 10, a unit of the Turkish Army conducted a reconnaissance mission in the northern and northwestern Hama countryside visiting the town of Kafr Nabudah, the Syrian pro-rebels news outlet Enab Baladi reported. Enab Baladi claimed that the Turkish Army is planning to establish a new observation post in the northern Hama countryside in…

Syrian government forces have liberated the districts of al-Ma’dhaniyah, al-Asali, al-Qadam and al-Jourah in the southern countryside of Damascus from ISIS. Government troops captured all these areas after air and artillery strikes had destroyed all the ISIS defense there. The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that 16 Syrian Army (SAA) troops had been killed in…

A loud explosion whose cause is unknown rang out Saturday night, April 14, 2018 in northern Syria, near a base where Iranian forces are deployed as well as members of the Afghan Shiite militia al-Fatemiyun, allies of the Damascus regime. According to the Arab service of the company SKY, Iranian officers would be among the…

On March 6, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies advanced on positions of Jaish al-Islam, Ahrar al-Sham, Faylaq al-Rahman and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) in the areas of Harasta, Hosh al-Ashari, Beit Sawa in the Eastern Ghouta region. Clashes also continued in the area of Rayhan. On March…