Syria: 2017 Begins with Fragile Ceasefire Agreement

The latest ceasefire that began just before the end of 2016 remains fragile after coming into effect on Friday. Rebel groups warned that they would sideline it if the pro-Assad forces continue with their military activities. The agreement, brokered by Read more

Syria: Damascus Hails, Rebels Deplore Fall of Aleppo

The Syrian government has described the recapturing of Aleppo as a “victory” that marks “an important turning point” in the country’s more than five-year old war as it looks forward to taking over other rebel-held territories. Rebel groups admitted that Read more

Syria: Rival Warring Parties have Similarities, Differences after talks, UN envoy

The Syrian talks in Geneva that had been ongoing for two weeks ended with the UN special Envoy Staffan de Mistura releasing a seven-page document highlighting that although the rival parties have common grounds, there continues to be differences in Read more

Syrian opposition divided over Riyadh conference

The conference of Syrian forces that will kick-off in Saudi on Wednesday already started to divide opposition forces as displeasure over the list of invitees increases with the Kurdish armed groups holding a two-day rival conference that began on Tuesday Read more

Syria: Extremist coalition group launches Battle of Victory in Idlib  

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria, has joined hands with other rebel groups to launch an offensive on the pro-government forces in the Idlib province. The campaign is baptized the “Battle of Victory” and majority of Read more