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Syrian fighters of the YPG (Kurdish Popular Protection Units) man a guard post at a building near the frontline, in Ras al-Ayn (Seri Kanye in Kurdish), al-Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria, 22 October 2013. The YPG is composed of youths from communities across the Kurdish region of Syria. Kurds, the largest ehtnic minority group in Syria, reportedly make up nine percent of the country’s population. EPA/MAURICIO MORALES


Land Mines in Ras Al-Ain

Land Mines in Ras Al-Ain

Ras Al-Ain, Asharq Al-Awsat—His name was Mahmoud, but to his friends he was known as Shaheen. They gathered in their dozens on a November morning, huddled in small, subdued clusters under clouds that threatened to spill rain. Yesterday Shaheen was their comrade, just...
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An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube and provided by the “Islamic Front” on November 22, 2013 allegedly shows rebel fighters announcing the creation of the “Islamic Front”, a merger of six Islamist groups fighting in Syria, at an undisclosed location in Syria. (AFP PHOTO/ISLAMIC FRONT)


Syria: Islamist rebel groups unite

Syria: Islamist rebel groups unite

Antakya, Asharq Al-Awsat—Following weeks of preparations, seven major Islamist rebel groups fighting against the regime of Bashar Al-Assad in Syria announced a merger on Friday. The new Islamist coalition is set to be called the Islamic Front. A statement posted...
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An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on September 12, 2013, shows the Liwa al-Tawhid brigade high commander, Abdul Qader Al-Salih, seaking to rebel fighters at an undisclosed location in Syria (AFP PHOTO / YOUTUBE).


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Rebel fighters run, one without shoes, in a street of the Syria’s northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on October 3, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD ABOUD)