Syria Direct: News Update 9-3-15

Latakia car bomb shatters confidence in a safe city For the first time in four and a half years of war, a car bomb exploded in Latakia city, killing as many as 17 peopl...

Syria Direct: News Update 9-2-15

Idlib town residents demand Jabhat a-Nusra leave Residents of a town in the southern Idlib countryside took to the streets against Jabhat a-Nusra on Tuesday, calling for the fall...

Syria Direct: News update 9-1-15

Local Islamic State fighters block expulsion order in Deir e-Zor Conflict between local and foreign IS fighters in Deir e-Zor province resulted in the group backtracking on a dec...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-31-15

Kobani legislates gender equality Local activists are giving mixed reviews to new laws signed by the legislative council in YPG-controlled Kobani over the weekend that sought to ...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-27-15

Mysterious bombings reach Sunni Homs neighborhood The explosion of a tanker at a popular gas station in a Sunni neighborhood of Homs city that claimed six lives and injured doze...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-26-15

Raqqa rebels reject folding Tel Abyad into Kurdish statelet One day after Arab tribal leaders from Tel Abyad agreed to cooperate militarily with the Rebels of A-Raqqa brigade to ...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-25-15

Ahrar a-Sham denies affiliation with Al-Qaeda Ahrar a-Sham’s General Command denied any affiliation with “foreign parties including Al-Qaeda” on Monday, while ...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-24-15

Regime tightens Barzeh blockade despite long-standing truce A regime blockade of a rebel-held neighborhood in northeast Damascus continued into its second day Monday after pro-re...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-20-15

Aleppo rebels attempt to root out IS, regime agents The ruling rebel front of al-Jabha a-Shamiya issued an announcement Wednesday forbidding residents of a north Aleppo...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-19-15

Jund al-Aqsa fighers join IS in Raqqa An estimated 50 former members of the rebel faction Jund al-Aqsa arrived in A-Raqqa city on Tuesday to join the Islamic State and pledge all...