The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo is in its final stages as government troops and allied militias dislodge the rebels from the final neighbourhoodsRead More
Despite comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the reality on the ground is that the most recent ceasefire agreement in Syria has miserably failed.Read More
Following days of heavy fighting, rebel forces have smashed through regime lines and managed to break the siege of Eastern Aleppo.Read More
Rebel forces have launched one of the largest battles in the history of the Syrian Civil War to smash through regime lines and break the siege of Aleppo City.Read More
A recent regime offensive around Aleppo has trapped tens of thousands of civilians and many rebel fighters within the eastern part of Syria’s largest city.Read More
Yesterday ISIS successfully counterattacked against rebel forces in the north of Syria, forcing them to retreat to more secure areas of the Azaz pocket. This retreat brought ISIS close to a large number of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps along the border with Turkey.
A Syrian Air Force Su-22 jet had been shot down in southern Aleppo Province today - the second such incident in less than a month. But who was responsible, and how did they shoot it down?Read More
There has been a large amount of talk in recent days about the possibility of Saudi intervention in Syria, now however Turkey seems to also want to join in on the action.Read More
The Syrian regime managed a highly strategic advance over the last few days around north Aleppo, cutting off rebels from key supply lines.Read More
The War in Syria, as well as its connected spillovers in Iraq and Lebanon, is already by far the most violent conflict of this decade. Close to 300,000 people lie dead, 2 countries lie ruined, and extremist Islamic groups are now more powerful than ever before. Now in its 4th year, the conflict is a four way power struggle between Assad regime loyalist forces, a range of Islamist rebel groups, the Islamic State (also known as IS, ISIS or Daesh) as well as the Kurdish YPG. For much of the last 12 months the relative territorial control of each of these groups remained roughly the same, with many watchers of the conflict commenting that a stalemate had been reached.
The events of the last 3 months however have proven that such analysis was flawed, and the situation is now descending into an even greater level of chaos.
This breaking down of the equilibrium of force achieved over the course of 2014 is apparent across three major battle zones, where major players are in a state of flux.