rebel factions in syria

The aftermath of a Russian warplane shot down by Syrian rebels in Idlib, Syria
One of the last rebel strongholds in Syria is pushed to accept state rule

Syrians have fled to Idlib from other parts of the country as the government has advanced. The United Nations has warned that an offensive could force 2.5 million people towards the Turkish border.

Smoke rises from al-Harak town, as seen from Deraa countryside, Syria June 25, 2018.
A fight until the end: Syrian strife likely to continue

The Deraa offensive marks endgame for the Syrian rebellion – but strife in Syria is set to persist.

TURKISH-BACKED Free Syrian Army fighters are seen carrying a wounded colleague in Afrin, Syria.
Syrian quagmire: World turns a blind eye to the Afrin crisis

Years after a no-fly zone for Aleppo failed to gain Western sympathy, the Afrin pleas will likely fall on deaf ears.

Syrian rebels say discussing evacuation from territory near Israel

Syria's army and its allies have increasingly pushed for such evacuation deals for rebel enclaves near big cities or in other strategic locations after long periods of siege and bombardment.

Syria, Iranian proxies threaten military action against rebels on Israeli border

The Syrian army, backed by local militias a financed and equipped by Iran, have been escalating a fierce assault against Sunni rebels in an enclave in the foothills of Mount Hermon.

SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC Forces fighters hold up their weapons north of Raqqa city.
Eighty-five percent of Raqqa liberated from ISIS

US-led coalition forces, Syrian rebels, and the Syrian military have slowly re-taken many of ISIS's strongholds over the last several months.

Syrian rebels prepare for fighting in Syria
Syrian rebels near Golan ask world for support against 'Assad’s terrorist regime'

Syrian rebel source says civilians need aid and rebel factions should receive military support from the West against regime which has Iranian and Hezbollah allies.

An IDF soldier stands atop a tank near Alonei Habashan on the Golan Heights, close to the ceasefire
Report: Israel secretly giving aid to Syrian rebels

Israel has reportedly been discreetly supporting Syrian rebel groups for years in order to protect its northern border from the war raging in Syria.

People inspect a damaged site after airstrikes on the rebel held Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of Alepp
Syria rebels: Ceasefire 'void' if government violations persist

There has been confusion over which groups in the opposition are included in the ceasefire.

A woman stands outside the Beau-Rivage Palace ahead of Syria talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, October
US seeks regional path to Syria peace at Lausanne talks

It was the first meeting between Kerry and Lavrov since the collapse of a second attempted ceasefire in September.

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