Photo of Syrian rebels entering the town of Saraqeb, in Idlib province, Syria

Activists: Syrian Opposition Fighters Retake Key Town

BEIRUT — Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters retook a strategic northwestern town from government forces on Thursday, opposition activists said, cutting a key highway just days after the government reopened it for the first time since 2012. Despite los...
Photo of Syrians fleeing

Syrian Troops Capture Key Town in Rebel-Held Idlib Province

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government forces captured one of the largest and most strategic rebel-held towns in the country's northwest, the Syrian military and opposition activists said Wednesday, part of a Russian-backed military assault that has displaced hun...

How Assad and Hezbollah Beat the West in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad’s downfall seemed all but guaranteed at many points during the eight years since the Arab Spring began to topple Middle Eastern dictators, Haaretz reported. "As the war progressed, Hezbollah, Iran and later Russia intervened mi...