Qusayr

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ISIS has waged a war on Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters in the Qalamoun area. Sources from both parties have said that the next target of the Islamic...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Radwan Mortada
Anas Sharkas, aka Abu Ali al-Shishani, lost it as soon as he heard the news of the arrest of his 22-year-old wife Ola al-Oqaili. Shortly after, a...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Hassan Illeik
The leaders of the armed Syrian opposition in the mountains of Qalamoun are making extensive claims about victories they have purportedly achieved in...
Friday, October 10, 2014
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In the barren mountainside of al-Qalamoun, around 300 fighters have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. They are led by Syrian national Abu...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Marc Abizeid
Thousands of shells, rockets and missiles fired from Syria or Syrian army aircraft have struck Lebanese border villages since the neighboring...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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A Hezbollah commander, who had been missing for months in Syria, was buried in Lebanon on Wednesday after his body was repatriated following his...
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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Radwan Mortada
The journey through the Qalamoun Mountains is long and arduous. In the second part of Al-Akhbar’s tour, we recount what we saw along the road between...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Marah Mashi
Despite the wide-scale destruction that the Syrian city of Qusayr suffered, it is slowly changing as residents have trickled back to their homes,...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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Hassan Illeik
In theory, Syrian opposition fighters now have one single commander: Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan. The man, who had a failed military adventure in...
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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