AMMAN: Thousands of fighters and civilians left their homes in rebel- and regime-besieged towns on Wednesday in the second round of evacuations within a complex surrender and population-transfer deal between the warring sides.
AMMAN: Jabhat a-Nusra has withdrawn the bulk of its fighters from battles to drive Islamic State-linked forces from southern Syria in recent days, rebel and civilian sources tell Syria Direct, ending four months of coordination with US-backed rebels.
AMMAN: An aid convoy entered the rebel-held southwest Damascus suburb of Darayya for the first time since Syrian regime forces encircled it in late 2012 on Wednesday, as a 48-hour ceasefire also reportedly went into effect in the town.
AMMAN: An international ceasefire that brought relief from bombardment to the blockaded southwest Damascus town of Darayya appears to be falling apart as regime forces shelled it for a third consecutive day on Monday, civilian and military sources told Sy
AMMAN: The Syrian Democratic Forces drove back an Islamic State counterattack in the west Raqqa countryside on Thursday, one day after the American-backed militia “fully captured” the key city of Tabqa and the nearby Euphrates Dam, military sources told S
AMMAN: A Russian-led plan for “de-escalation zones” in Syria entered its third day on Monday, bringing a rare respite from violence for some residents of the four areas included in the deal, while others reported increased fighting.
AMMAN: The United States-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have driven Islamic State fighters from “90 percent” of strategic Tabqa city in Raqqa province, a spokeswoman told Syria Direct on Monday, following weeks of intense fighting.
AMMAN: Turkish and Kurdish armed forces traded artillery fire across Syria’s northern border on Thursday amidst heightened tensions following Ankara’s deadly attack on US-backed Kurdish forces earlier in the week.
AMMAN: A representative of the United States military visited the site of a pre-dawn attack on a US-backed Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Tuesday, an eyewitness told Syria Direct, hours after Turkish airstrikes killed more than 20 fighters.
The option to remain a student is one of the most common ways that young, military-aged men living in regime-held parts of Syria avoid mandatory military service. It doesn’t matter what the subject is, or how well they score in exams—enrolling somewhere,
An unclaimed suicide car bombing southwest of Aleppo city took the lives of more than 100 people on Saturday, most of them evacuees from the rebel-blockaded, Shiite-majority Idlib villages of al-Fuaa and Kufraya.
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