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Diplomats and Syrian factions say the ceasefire will not collapse as long as the US and Russia support it, but the fighting is actually intensifying in some places.
Kurdish forces repelled an Islamic State assault on the city of Tal Abyad that was launched just hours after a "cessation of hostilities" began in Syria.
Syrian rebel brigades and religious scholars have issued calls for all able-bodied Muslim men to join the fight against the Assad regime and its allies.
The Syrian Civil Defense group shared helmet-cam footage that shows the chaotic rescue effort in the aftermath of suspected Russian airstrikes.
Alloush was the leader of Jaysh al Islam, one of the biggest and most organized rebel groups in Syria. Rebel sources reported his death and Syrian state media later confirmed that he had been targeted by an aerial strike.
In a deal brokered by Qatar, al Qaeda's Syrian affiliates swapped captured Lebanese soldiers for 13 jailed Islamists — including Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's ex-wife.
VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh gained exclusive access to the al Qaeda affiliate this year, spending time with the current leadership and the young generation being groomed to replace them.
The Islamic State has used Russian airstrike cover to gain territory, al Qaeda is positioning itself as the best hope of expelling the new foreign invaders, and the Western-backed Free Syrian Army is flirting with a Russian alliance.
The government Friday walked back earlier denials that fighters trained and equipped by the US-led coalition had furnished al Nusra Front with supplies.
US Secretary of Defense calls his Russian counterpart to talk about “mechanisms for deconfliction" in Syria as Russia upps its support for Assad regime.
A coalition of fighters, including the al-Qaeda-aligned Nusra Front, have completely expelled the Syrian army from the province of Idlib.
Suleiman al-Assad allegedly shot a colonel in an act of road rage, triggering rare protests in a city known to be loyal to the regime.