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The New Arab Staff

Alexander Ayoub


Analysis: Following a number of military victories for the Syrian rebels, the opposition's political leadership is taking tentative steps to unite - putting Damascus on the back foot.

27 April, 2015

Analysis: When the Islamic State group stormed into Yarmouk, other rebel groups accused al-Nusra Front of forming an alliance with IS and allowing in the militants.

08 April, 2015

Analysis: A new rebel coalition in Idlib might move away from Islamist rhetoric and curb al-Nusra Front's influence in Syria, while battling the regime.

24 March, 2015

Feature: This Syrian town used to be a thriving hub of 700,000 people. Now its inhabitants are veterans of chemical weapons attacks, barrel bombs and airstrikes.

12 February, 2015