Ahrar al-Sham

war and conflict

Exclusive: Meet the Syrian Rebel Commander in the Besieged City of Madaya

We spoke to Abu Abdulrahman, the man who commands a contingent of rebel fighters in the town that has been under a crippling siege for the past six months.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
1.30.16
war and conflict

Faced With A Russian Onslaught, Syrian Rebels Are Calling for Help From All Muslims

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.
Sam Heller
1.23.16
war and conflict

How an American Family Ended Up Starving in the Besieged Syrian Town of Madaya

At least five US citizens, including three American-born children, are struggling to survive a Hezbollah-imposed siege that has left Madaya sorely lacking in food and medicine — and with no means of escape.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
1.20.16
middle east

'Children Are Eating Leaves Off the Trees': The Nightmare of the Siege of Madaya, Syria

The Assad regime is resorting to medieval tactics to take a strategic mountain town — and civilians, with food and water cut off, are dying and crying for help.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
1.4.16
war and conflict

Syrian Rebels Took One Very Small Step Closer to Negotiating an End to the War

The Syrian opposition came together for a conference in Saudi Arabia this week — but the pullout of a key player means real peace talks aren't happening just yet.
Sam Heller
12.12.15
war and conflict

This Video Shows Syrian Rebels Using a Massive Sandstorm To Capture an Air Base

A coalition of fighters, including the al-Qaeda-aligned Nusra Front, have completely expelled the Syrian army from the province of Idlib.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
9.9.15
middle east

US Airstrikes 'Hit Syrian Rebel Group' Fighting Islamic State

American aircraft bombed the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham brigade, according to activists — a move which could turn members of the Western-backed opposition against the US and even boost support for IS.
John Beck
11.6.14
middle east

Deaths of Ahrar al-Sham Leaders Could Shift Dynamics Within the Syrian Insurgency

The mysterious attack, allegedly an explosion, killed Ahrar al-Sham’s leader Hassan Aboud.
Oscar Webb
9.10.14
ISIS

Syria's Revolutionaries Are Fighting Back Against Foreign Jihadists

One revolution, two bloody years, and 11 dark months later, came more Facebook posts—this time calling for: “a day of Anger against ISIS.”
Jane Burgess
1.8.14
News

Syria's Revolutionaries Are Fighting Back Against Foreign Jihadists

It started with a Facebook post in February 2011. “Together for a Day of Rage in Syria to end the state of emergency in Syria and end corruption." One revolution, two bloody years, and 11 dark months later, came more Facebook posts—this time calling...
Jane Burgess
1.6.14