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The New Arab Staff

Rami Sweid & Absi Smeisem


Thousands of foreign fighters are flocking to Syria to back the regime in what could be a final offensive in Idlib province, while rebels battle IS in the north.

04 June, 2015

Five children killed in government strike on school in Aleppo where fighting between regime and opposition forces has intensified.

12 April, 2015

Activists say regime soldiers have been forced on the defensive on the second day of a major rebel advance to take the city - a claim the regime denies.

26 March, 2015

Analysis: Pummelled by the international coalition's airstrikes and offensives by Kurdish and Free Syrian Army forces, the Islamic State group is on the defensive in many areas of Syria.

24 February, 2015

Opposition forces say regime launched surprise attack to cut off rebel-held areas of Aleppo, hours after the UN said it had agreed in principle to a six-week ceasefire.

19 February, 2015

Fighters say the Islamic State group has been forced from city on Syrian-Turkish border after months of fighting supported by a US-led coalition air campaign.

28 January, 2015