Syrian rebels are borrowing from the legacy of the Fighting Vanguard.
As it becomes possible to take stock of the situation in Manbij and a new administration moves in, the city will be seen as an important bellwether in the war against the Islamic State.
Although the Islamic State's territory is shrinking it will continue to pose a threat in the long term as its virtual presence has become as dangerous as the physical one.
If negotiations fail to overcome the divide between rebel factions, the East Ghouta may be heading for a permanent internal split.
Rebels in Syria’s East Ghouta enclave have established a unique system of coordination and governance under the auspices of one of Syria’s most powerful rebel factions.
President Bashar al-Assad’s advance into Palmyra has redrawn Syria’s military battlefield and may accelerate a shift in the political landscape of the conflict as well.
The newly-elected leader of Lebanon’s Jamaa al-Islamiya faces the uphill task of reforming the party and injecting new blood into its veins.
Four months of relentless Russian bombardment and offensives by the government of Bashar al-Assad and its Shia allies seem to have left the Syrian opposition exhausted.
Aron Lund, Editor of Syria in Crisis, looks back on events in Syria in 2015 through the site’s most popular posts.
Recent strategic victories by the Kurds over the self-proclaimed Islamic State have bolstered prospects for continued Kurdish expansion.
The self-proclaimed Islamic State has recently experienced significant setbacks at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-majority alliance backed by the United States.
By retaking the Kweiris Airbase, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sent a message to rebels and regime loyalists alike.
With the Syrian city of Idlib no longer controlled by the government of President Bashar al-Assad, Aron Lund interviews Tarif al-Sayyed Issa about the situation on the ground.
While new rebel factions are common in Syria, the recently formed Jaish al-Sham may serve to bind the ties between Ahrar al-Sham and the remainder of the Syrian armed opposition.
With Russia increasing its involvement in Syria, what are the likely first targets for any potential military action?
Following the expulsions of several senior members of the Nusra Front, new information on the group has spilled out onto social media.
Details regarding internal disputes in the Nusra Front have recently leaked out raising questions about the future of the group.
In a recent audio recording, the spokesperson of the Islamic State marks the group's first year, admonishes rivals, and fuels sectarian tensions.
In what may be the latest in a string of losses for the Syrian army, President Bashar al-Assad may be about to lose control of another provincial capital, Daraa.
As the Islamic State establishes a foothold in the ongoing war in Libya, it attempts to peel away disenchanted groups from established parties as it did in Syria.