Jaish al-Islam - updates

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Fresh raids pound Syria's rebel Douma after talks falter

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are accused of using 'poisonous chlorine gas,' but state media says these allegations are rebel 'fabrications'

Syria's army vows to finish off last Ghouta rebels

Apr 01, 2018 - 12:12 AM

The announcement comes shortly after state media said a penultimate pocket of Eastern Ghouta was 'empty of terrorism'

EASTERN GHOUTA. Syrian government forces' infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) and trucks drive past damaged buildings down a street in the Eastern Ghouta town of Hazzeh on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 28, 2018, in the direction of the rebel-held town of Douma. Photo by Stringer/AFP

Tearful Syrians in rebel enclave begin new evacuation

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:56 PM

More civilians and rebels are forced to leave their ravaged neighborhoods in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian people walk down a street past a destroyed building as civilians and rebels prepare to evacuate the town of Ain Tarma in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on March 25, 2018. Nearly 2,000 Syrian rebels and civilians began leaving a ravaged pocket of Eastern Ghouta on Matrch 25, in fresh evacuations that further emptied the former rebel bastion. Five weeks since the Syrian regime launched an all-out assault on Ghouta, it holds more than 90 percent of the onetime opposition stronghold on the edge of Damascus.  / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Nearly 200 dead in Syria enclave as UN warns situation 'out of control'

Feb 20, 2018 - 7:14 PM

(UPDATED) At least 194 civilians have been killed, among them 57 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

SYRIA RAIDS. A man weeps over his child at a make-shift morgue in Douma who was killed in air strikes on the Syrian village of Mesraba in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 19, 2018. Photo by Hamza Al-Ajweh/AFP

Syria regime, rebels name delegation heads to Astana talks

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:45 AM

UPDATED Talks on the nearly six year old conflict organized by Turkey Russia and Iran are set to begin on January 23 in the Kazakh capital Astana

Air strike kills Syria rebel chief ahead of peace talks

Dec 26, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Zahran Alloush s death is a blow to the fragile peace process in Syria

ALLOUSH. A screen grab made available on 25 December 2015 from a video released by Jaish al-Islam (JAI), shows the leader of JAI, Sheikh Zahran Abduallah Alloush, delivering a speech during a passing out ceremony for graduating recruits of the group, Ghouta, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, 29 April 2015. TV grab from Jaish al-Islam / EPA

Russia slams Riyadh talks as not representing 'entire Syria opposition'

Dec 12, 2015 - 10:28 PM

Russia s foreign ministry adds that the talks did not include members of the so called patriotic Syrian opposition seen as friendly towards Syrian President Bashar al Assad

SYRIAN OPPOSITION. A picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency on December 10, 2015, shows members of the Syrian opposition during their meeting in Riyadh. Photo by AFP/SPA