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Under pressure in Iraq, ISIL fighters and weapons flood into southern Syria
Faced with a sustained military campaign in Mosul and north-eastern Syria, ISIL has accelerated redeploying its assets, with many fighters attempting to infiltrate into the Ghouta area, to the south and east of Damascus.
February 21, 2017
Death of a Syrian arms salesman
Cheg Cheg rose to become a mafia-like kingpin in southern Syria, running a convoluted weapons smuggling network that linked rebel forces, western governments, ISIL and regime forces. But selling to everyone and anyone proved fatal to him, Phil Sands and Suha Maayeh, report.
August 8, 2016
Loss of southern front town points to disarray in Syrian rebel ranks
Rebel commanders and fighters describe a litany of tactical mistakes, logistical confusion and destructive infighting that contributed to the loss of Sheikh Miskeen in Deraa province. One commander summed up the rebels' performance as a “major failure”.
February 20, 2016
‘The Uncle’: The life and death of ISIL’s man in southern Syria
The life of a guerilla fighter who was once seen as vital to ISIL’s control of southern Syria ended in November when he was killed by militants with whom he once fought, and eventually betrayed. Phil Sands and Suha Maayeh, foreign correspondents, report
January 16, 2016