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Dead fighters welcomed home
Hizbollah, barely born when the men set off to fight Israelis in Lebanon, arranged the return of 114 comrades' bodies.
July 5, 2017
Top ISIL leaders killed in southern Syria
Head of Khalid Bin Walid Army and three aides died in blast that destroyed building in Shajara village just before dawn on June 8.
June 9, 2017
How ISIL tricked Syria’s rebels into self-betrayal and defeat
Extremists broke a tight rebel siege by using sleeper cells, fake communications and exploiting corruption and low morale.
March 8, 2017
Syria’s southern rebels face simultaneous attacks by ISIL and Assad
As opposition fighters battle a regime assault in Deraa, extremists have launched a surprise attack on rebel-held territory to the west of the city, report Phil Sands and Suha Maayeh
February 23, 2017
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
Syria’s southern rebels hope for US air strikes in assault on ISIL factions
The western and Gulf-backed rebels began a campaign in March against the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade and Harakat Al Muthanna. But the effort has so far failed to make significant progress.
June 16, 2016
US and Arab-backed rebels open new front against ISIL in southern Syria
As the struggle against the extremist group gains pace in Fallujah in Iraq and the north and east of Syria, a third operation against ISIL affiliates has begun with far less fanfare in the south.
May 28, 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