Nusra Front

middle east

The battle for Syria's Aleppo just went through a chaotic 48 hours

Syrian rebels cut the main supply route to the part of the city held by the regime, and Assad's army is fighting back hard.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.8.16
middle east

Syrian military sent texts to civilians telling them to leave rebel-held Aleppo

The messages came as the Syrian government has cut off rebel-held Aleppo from the outside world, potentially trapping the 250,000 people who live there in a violent siege without food, medicine, and other staples.
Benjamin Gilbert
7.26.16
VICE News

The Syrian army is using bombs to cut the only road into rebel-held Aleppo

The Syrian army used artillery to advance closer to Aleppo's strategically important Castello Road, bringing government forces closer to their long-standing objective of encircling rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
VICE News and Reuters
7.7.16
middle east

US-backed rebel commander captured by al-Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria

The powerful Islamist Nusra Front is ideologically opposed to the more moderate Syrian rebels and their Western supporters, but occasionally fights alongside them against the Islamic State.
VICE News and Reuters
7.3.16
americas

FBI Director Says Orlando Massacre Gunman Had 'Strong indications of Radicalization'

FBI Director James Comey said there's no evidence that the shooter was part of a larger conspiracy or directed by an extremist group like the Islamic State.
VICE News
6.13.16
middle east

Airstrikes on the Rebel-held City of Idlib Have Killed at Least 23 Syrians

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Russian warplanes targeted civilian areas around the city's national hospital and other neighborhoods held by a coalition of hardline Islamist rebel groups.
VICE News and Reuters
5.31.16
VICE News

60,000 People Have Died in Assad's Prisons During Syria's War, Monitoring Group Says

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it arrived at the number by adding up death tolls provided by sources in several Syrian jails and security agencies.
Reuters and VICE News
5.22.16
middle east

Hezbollah Says Rebels — Not Israelis — Killed Its Top Commander in Syria

Hezbollah said Saturday that the death of its top commander in Syria was the result of rebel shelling, and not an Israeli airstrike.
VICE News
5.14.16
middle east

Rebel Advance in Aleppo Countryside Sparks Fierce Fighting, Airstrikes

Dozens of air strikes hit near the town of Khan Touman, which rebels took from forces loyal to the government and its ally Iran late on Thursday.
VICE News
5.8.16
war and conflict

'The Regime Can't Be Trusted': Inside Syria's Aleppo as a Shaky Truce Begins

After nearly two weeks of brutal shelling and urban combat, Russia and the United States have declared a tentative ceasefire in Syria's second-largest city.
Sam Heller and Avi Asher-Schapiro
5.5.16
war and conflict

What Ceasefire? Assad and Russia Are Gearing Up to Seize Syria's Second-Largest City

It appears that Syrian government forces plan to mount an offensive to retake Aleppo, where more than 100 people have reportedly been killed over the past week.
VICE News
4.29.16
russia

Syrian Fighters Say the Ceasefire Is Getting Shakier and Shakier

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.
Sam Heller
4.9.16
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