Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in war-torn country's northwest

Jul 26, 2017

Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in war-torn country's northwest

Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country's uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend. With the jihadis cementing their ...

Lone clinic in Syria's rebel north tackles civil war's mental toll

Jul 24, 2017

Lone clinic in Syria's rebel north tackles civil war's mental toll

At an austere mental health clinic in northern Syria, male patients with shaved heads squat barefoot in a courtyard, some dressed in uniforms and others in T-shirts and tracksuit trousers. One man screams at those around him, while another laughs to himself. A third sings ...

Al-Qaida-linked jihadis open fire on protesters in Idlib: monitor

Jul 21, 2017

Al-Qaida-linked jihadis open fire on protesters in Idlib: monitor

Jihadis from a coalition led by al-Qaida's former Syria affiliate fired on protesters in northwestern Idlib province on Thursday, a day after killing a demonstrator in the area, a monitor said. The incident comes as the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) alliance fights pitched battles ...