REBELS FORM NEW ARMY

Rebel forces operating in southwest Syria have re-formed an old brigade which technically went defunct over three years ago. The purpose for the re-instating of the militant faction remains unclear.

DE-ESCALATION ZONE IN DAMASCUS TO INCLUDE WEST QALAMOUN

The Syrian government together with Lebanese authorities and Hezbollah movement has reached a deal with the militants to cease hostilities in West Qalamoun. According to the agreement, the ceasefire came into force on Sunday, Aug 27th, as the last step of the larger deal, that provided militants with the opportunity to evacuate from Jirod Arsal…