AMMAN: A bloody, inter-rebel civil war is paralyzing movement within the encircled, rebel-held east Damascus suburbs as residents navigate the crossfire of shelling and snipers in order to reach medical facilities, separated relatives and places of employ
For a year after a bullet struck Maher Mohammad’s lower spine in 2013, he kept going out to the frontlines in his home province of Aleppo. He became a paraplegic, but says his presence as a former commander on the battlefield raised morale.
AMMAN: Ambulances transported five chronically ill residents from two encircled, pro-regime towns in Idlib and 20 injured fighters from the Yarmouk camp in southern Damascus on Monday in the latest stage of a rebel-regime agreement signed in March, source
AMMAN: A missile struck a small encampment for displaced Syrians, igniting a fire that burned through 90 percent of the camp and has left more than 200 families with nowhere to live, the camp’s director and the Idlib Civil Defense told Syria Direct on Thu
AMMAN: Ten days after an unclaimed car bombing outside Aleppo city killed at least 120 evacuees from two rebel-blockaded towns in Idlib province, displaced residents from al-Fuaa and Kufraya are still searching for information on family members who went m
AMMAN: More than a dozen reported Russian airstrikes destroyed three hospitals across northwestern Syria in less than 24 hours, as local administrators told Syria Direct on Thursday that “there is no such thing as a safe hospital.”
Stray bullets struck Umm Hareth’s husband, a government-employed highway engineer, killing him instantly. It was January 2013, and the Free Syrian Army was battling—successfully—to seize his northeast Damascus neighborhood from government control.
AMMAN: Rebels made small advances against regime forces Tuesday after launching an offensive earlier this week to take control of a northeast Damascus neighborhood adjacent to their nearby stronghold in East Ghouta, sources on the ground told Syria Direct
DAMASCUS: The Syrian regime is building a siege around three rebel-held neighborhoods in eastern Damascus that serve as an entry point for smuggling food, fuel and other supplies into the adjacent, opposition-controlled suburbs east of the capital.
AMMAN: A hardline Islamist group allegedly tied to the Islamic State executed up to 160 Free Syrian Army (FSA) prisoners amidst ongoing infighting in northwest Syria, multiple rebel military sources directly affected by the executions confirmed to Syria D
Syrian government representatives met with leaders from opposition factions including Jaish al-Islam, the Free Syrian Army and the Kurdish National Council this past Monday and Tuesday in Astana, Kazakhstan. The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Sy
AMMAN: A commander with the prominent Islamist faction Ahrar a-Sham called for its forces to mobilize on Wednesday to stop a second day of inter-rebel violence in Idlib and Aleppo provinces “by any means necessary.”
AMMAN: A deal to secure safe passage for more than 40,000 people from rebel-held east Aleppo city appeared to disintegrate once again on Sunday after buses sent to evacuate thousands of residents from two Shiite-majority villages in Idlib province were at
AMMAN: Rebel forces say they are prepared to leave east Aleppo on Thursday, as civilians and the wounded depart for the city’s opposition-controlled western countryside after months of strangling encirclement and bombardment offensive, local military and
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