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  • Sulaiman Pushes Opposition Spectra on Visions for a Future Syria

    March 29, 2017

    by Madar al-Youm (opposition website)

    Opposition figure and Syrian personality says he has tasked delegations at Geneva with providing their take on four key issues, including governance, the constitution, elections and security, also adding that meetings with Kurdish and women's groups were successful
  • Assad's Militias Turn to Schoolchildren to Fill Manpower Void

    March 29, 2017

    by Alsouria Net (opposition website)

    Opposition outlet claims loyalist paramilitary groups are routinely exploiting Syrians' needs for a stable income by recruiting children into their ranks for up to $200 a month, with many of them being sent to battlefronts without proper training
  • Arms Dealers See Peace as Bad for Business in Northern Syria

    March 29, 2017

    by Iqtissad (independent economic magazine)

    With fighting slowing on a number of fronts in Syria's north, weapons traders face a sharp drop in arms prices as new players enter the market, bringing with them a surplus of stock, Iqtissad reports
  • ISIS Forces Flee Syrian Desert, East Qalamoun as Rebels Finally Capture Lajat

    March 27, 2017

    by Al-Modon (Lebanese news website)

    Rebel commander claims opposition has succeeded in wearing down ISIS forces in Syria's western desert areas and mountain ranges, following a number of campaigns involving key FSA and armed Islamist groups, a Lebanese newspaper reports
  • Residents, ISIS, Pentagon Brace for Long Raqqa Battle Despite Kurdish Confidence

    March 27, 2017

    by Enab Baladi Online (opposition website)

    As ISIS prepares for urban warfare, Kurdish YPG boasts of superior fighting forces ahead of the looming battle for ISIS' stronghold in Syria, as residents and U.S. defense officials voice skepticism over the likelihood the battle will be swift and decisive
  • Russian Media Attacks Assad for Failure to Defend Damascus

    March 24, 2017

    by Alsouria Net (opposition website)

    As intense fighting continues in areas of the capital, a Russian daily newspaper rebukes the regime and backs opposition claims that government forces fled from battles and that Republican Guard units suffered heavy losses, website Alsouria Net reports
  • A Life of Perpetual Sacrifice: a Doctor's Tale

    March 24, 2017

    by Alsouria Net (opposition website)

    Opposition website Alsouria tells the story of Mahmoud, a doctor spared from the terror of ISIS after fleeing his hometown Al-Bab, only to have his loved ones ripped from him when regime jets targeted their new home in opposition-held Idleb
  • War Losses Reach $275 Billion on Sixth Anniversary of Syrian Conflict

    March 22, 2017

    by Adnan Abdul Razzaq for Zaman al-Wasl (Opposition news website)

    The war has destroyed Syria's economy, with economic losses reaching over $275 billion and the country's oil and power sectors suffering severe damage
  • Newroz Celebrations Bring Much Needed Joy for Syrians

    March 22, 2017

    by Enab Baladi (opposition website)

    The Kurdish celebration of spring, Newroz, banned in Syria for decades, is an occasion for Syrians to share some joy as the brutal war in their country enters its seventh year
  • Displaced Fighters of Damascus Establish Positions in Idleb, Hama

    March 21, 2017

    by Al-Modon (Lebanese news website)

    Large numbers of rebel fighters who were evacuated from the Damascus countryside over the last seven months have joined other groups to establish new positions in the Idleb and Hama countrysides
  • ISIS Abuses in Raqqa Increase as Group's Collapse Imminent

    March 20, 2017

    by Ain al-Medina (opposition website)

    The Islamic State's members, imams and Shariah judges are taking their wrath out on Raqqa residents as the militant group suffers heavy losses from all sides and awaits its imminent defeat
  • Garbage Crisis in Maaret Hormeh Village Causes Diseases

    March 20, 2017

    by Iqtissad (opposition economic website)

    Garbage disposal in the village of Maaret Hormeh is disrupted amidst security concerns, causing hazardous health issues among the helpless residents
  • Young Syrians Use Graffiti to Defy Total Destruction

    March 17, 2017

    by Zaman al-Wasl (Opposition news website)

    A group of Syrian graffiti artists in a southern Damascus have used their graffiti art to give despairing people hope as the regime wrecked Syrian cities and lives
  • Displacement and Demographic Change Create New Realities in Syria

    March 17, 2017

    by Souriatna (opposition website)

    The Syrian regime has used war to displace residents from strategically located cities and townships to northern areas of the country, a calculated policy of demographic change aiming at creating a factual religious and ethnic divide
  • Deputy Governor of Tartous Forced to Resign Over Extortion Allegations

    March 15, 2017

    by All4Syria (opposition website)

    Deputy Governor of Tartous was forced to resign after he allegedly used an investigation into the work of regime-loyalist Al-Batoul association as grounds for extorting money from the UNICEF-supported all-women organization
  • Stranded Residents of Raqqa Continue Life Between ISIS Oppression and Traders’ Tyranny

    March 13, 2017

    by Enab Baladi (opposition website)

    As coalition forces reach Raqqa, ISIS militants and opportunist traders take to selling real estate and hoarding goods, rendering life for the city residents more difficult than ever
  • Lawyer Mazen Darwish Seeks to Prosecute Syrian Security Leadership in Germany

    March 8, 2017

    by All4Syria (opposition website)

    Syrian lawyers and activists launch suits against regime’s security leadership in European courts, hoping to to establish a mechanism for transitional justice for Syrians on a national level
  • Fate of Missing Civilians from East Aleppo Remains Unknown

    March 7, 2017

    by Sada al-Sham (opposition website)

    While the fate of hundreds of detainees and forcibly disappeared residents of east Aleppo remains unknown, the head of the Syrian Network for Human Rights urges the U.N. to demand the regime reveals information about the circumstances of these victims
  • Paralyzed by Shrapnel, Driven by Will: Khadijah’s Resistance

    March 7, 2017

    by Zeitoun (opposition newspaper)

    Although paralyzed by a shrapnel, Khadija, mother of two children, refuses to give in to her disability and learns computer skills to help people in similar circumstances
  • A Glimpse into the Lives of Syrian Workers in Turkey

    March 6, 2017

    by Souriatna (opposition website)

    Many of the displaced Syrians who have found their way into Turkey are struggling to find work, and when they do, they struggle with low wages and a constant risk of unemployment

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