The Syrian Democratic Forces expects the assault on the Islamic State's de-facto capital to take place in early April.
Shi'ite militias, Hezbollah and the Revolutionary Guards: Israel increasingly concerned with Iran's influence on the Syrian border.
In the absence of an international plan to end the civil war, rebel militias are forced to forgo strategy and suffice with tactics.
The question Israeli leaders must ask themselves: When will Israeli tactical successes in Syria turn into a strategic risk?
Joining Syrian soldiers, forces from U.S. coalition cut main highway linking Raqqa, Deir al-Zor and Aleppo.
Eighteen Russian citizens fighting alongside Moscow's allies, the Syrian government forces, have been killed since Jan. 29 - a period that coincided with intense fighting to recapture the city of Palmyra from ISIS.
Killing of Mustafa Amine Badreddine last year shows the 'depth of the internal crisis within Hezbollah,' Gadi Eisenkot says.
Attack strengthens hand of opposition ahead of new peace talks in Geneva this week, says rebel group spokesman.
Life for Syria’s Kurds is burgeoning anew, as is their desire to establish an autonomous region, but their supporters Russia and the U.S. are at odds with Turkey, their ally in the fight against ISIS.
Syria's missile fire at Israeli warplanes may indicate that Assad and his Russian protectors are not fully coordinated.
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When despair mounts in the beleaguered Strip, addiction spreads — either to opioids or to dreams of waging a holy war.
If Israel is looking to change the rules of the game, Hamas will accept, Meshal tells thousands gathered to honor Mazen Fuqha, gunned down in attack blamed on Israel.
Hamas is being careful not to reveal any details about its investigation into the assassination of Mazen Fuqaha, its senior military commanders say.
Some observers expect Abbas to soften demands for opening of talks with Israel.
A travel warning in place for Sinai is already at the highest level, but new warnings have Israel considered a temporary closure of the border.
Jordanian authorities have been shown Kamal Abu Latayaf's prescription for the painkiller Tramadex, even a version translated into Arabic, but the issue has reached the Foreign Ministry while he remains in prison.
Offensive near to Euphrates dam, in danger of collapsing, comes amid gains against ISIS in major city of Mosul.
Launching renewed hostilities against Israel now would derail plans for the group in the Gaza Strip.
Cross-dressing was a big draw for urbane Egyptians a century ago: Diva Umm Kulthum dressed as a boy in early performances, while Qasim Amin encouraged women to dress and behave like men in order to satisfy their male partners.