Articles tagged with: Aleppo

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 3 Mar, 2014

Fighting continues in Yabroud and Aleppo

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Syrian opposition said on Sunday that government forces had scaled down their attacks around the town of Yabroud, north of Damascus, but were continuing to bombard the town with artillery after failing to take the town. The clashes coincided with battles in Aleppo and Deir Ezzor, while fighting continued between the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Tel Abyad, in northeastern Syria. Activists said on Sunday...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Tuesday, 10 Dec, 2013

The Battle for a Syrian Caliphate

The Islamic State of Iraq has found its feet again in war-torn northern and eastern Syria. Founded by Jordanian Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi in Iraq, it was renamed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last April. Locally known as Daesh, from the Arabic acronym, its leadership was originally drawn from Sunni insurgents in Iraq, but since moving to the theater of war in Syria, it has attracted both local fighters and foreign jihadists bent on establishing a caliphate in Syria and across the Lev...

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Raphaël Lefèvre
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on : Monday, 19 Aug, 2013

The Brotherhood Starts Anew in Syria

While the Egyptian Brotherhood makes global headlines and Tunisia's Ennahda Party struggles to remain in power, very little is publicly known about the state of Syria’s Muslim Br...

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Philip Churm
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on : Wednesday, 7 Aug, 2013

Knowledge Army

Like most university students beginning to discover their independence, Ibrahim Olabi does not tell his parents everything. When we met last year, he guided me to a short YouTube v...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Tuesday, 6 Aug, 2013

Syria: Islamists advance towards Assad bastion of Latakia

Aleppo/Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Syrian Islamist opposition groups seized 11 Alawite-dominated villages along the Syrian coast on Monday, prompting civilians to flee to the cit...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Thursday, 1 Aug, 2013

A Turkish Helping Hand

There's been much focus on religious-motivated violence by Al Qaeda-linked groups, Jabhat al-Nusra and others in Syria, and rightly so. However, other elements deserve considerat...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 11 Jul, 2013

Syria: UN’s Ramadan truce proposal ignored

BEIRUT, Asharq Al-Awsat—Despite calls from UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon for calm in Syria during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on Wednesday, and the fact his c...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Tuesday, 25 Jun, 2013

Courting Trouble

Since the government forces were forced from much of north and eastern Syria, Islamic courts have emerged to take up the administrative baton of governing and regulating those town...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 3 Jun, 2013

Humanitarian situation worsens in Syria

BEIRUT/LONDON, Asharq Al-Awsat—The fighting between Syrian government forces and the rebels in and around the town of Al-Qusayr, near the border with Lebanon, has intensified...

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Amy Assad
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on : Tuesday, 23 Apr, 2013

Holding Hope Hostage

Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim is all thumbs navigating his way around his new iPhone. This modern device contrasts sharply with the traditional cassock he is wearing, ...

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