Syria Direct: News Update 8-18-15

Prices on Syrian-produced pharmaceuticals to go up 50% Civilians in regime and rebel-held areas reported steep increases in the cost of Syrian-manufactured pharmaceuticals on Tue...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-17-15

Advancing from Palmyra, Islamic State eyes Assad’s T4 airbase Following a bloody fight with regime forces, the Islamic State captured farmlands and scattered buil...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-13-2015

Latakia city hit by rockets twice this week A series of rockets struck residential neighborhoods in the coastal city of Latakia Thursday, resulting in at least two deaths and doz...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-12-15

Idlib hospitals lack resources for ‘so many wounded’ The fallout of a lethal regime airstrike on a crowded vegetable market in Idlib city on Tuesday proved too much f...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-11-15

Victory Army gains ground around Shiite village in Idlib Ahrar a-Sham rebels with the Victory Army coalition took a number of regime checkpoints and farms on Monday as part of an...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-10-15

Christians flee rural Homs in wake of IS advances The Islamic State is moving closer to the Damascus-Homs highway following a string of wins bringing them less than 20km away fr...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-6-15

Amidst talk of ‘safe zone,’ Nusra hands over Aleppo territoryJabhat a-Nusra handed over several regions in the northern Aleppo countryside to Ahrar a-Sham al-Islamiya ...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-5-15

Ahrar a-Sham: ‘Key to the coast’ at stake in Sahl al-Ghab battles The Victory Army battled regime forces in northwest Hama, Sahl al-Ghab villages and checkpoints on W...

Syria Direct: News Update 8-4-15

YPG, regime drive IS out of Al-Hasakah city Islamic State (IS) fighters clung to a small number of positions in the southern countryside outside Al-Hasakah city on Tuesday, one d...

Syria Direct: News Update 7-30-15

Rebels seek to enter Latakia through Jabal Turkman The latest offensive around the regime’s support base of Latakia province brings the rebels closer to the heart of the Al...