JARABLUS, Syria Rebel commander Adnan Abu Faisal and his army are encamped near the frontline in northern Syria, waiting to launch an offensive on his home city of Manbij.
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT Brothers Abu Eliyas and Abu Yousef have fought at opposite ends of the insurgency against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
NEAR AL-BAB, Syria Syrian rebels forced from their towns when government forces retook eastern Ghouta near Damascus are starting over in the far north, aiming to build hundreds of homes for displaced fighters and civilians on opposition-held land near the Turkish border.
IDLIB, Syria Syrians escaping violence in Idlib have arrived in villages near the Turkish border in droves, fearing Damascus will launch a full-blown assault on the rebel stronghold. | Video
AL-BAB, Syria Turkey is compensating the families of Syrian rebels who died fighting in support of its offensive in Syria's Afrin, promising them citizenship and a house in Turkey, a rebel commander and families said.
AZAZ, Syria In a part of northern Syria that Turkey's army helped rebels capture in 2016, the plunge in value of the Turkish lira has hit shopkeepers, medical charities and fighters paid in the currency hard. | Video
AZAZ, Syria Syrian rescue worker Samir Salim found his mother's body under their collapsed house, but there was no time for a funeral. | Video
Nach mehreren gescheiterten Versuchen, die syrischen Rebellen unter einem Banner zu einen, entsteht nun im Nordwesten des Bürgerkriegslandes mit Hilfe der Türkei die sogenannte Nationale Armee. "Wir stehen am Anfang", sagt ihr Kommandeur, Oberst Haitham Afisi, der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters in der Stadt Asas nahe der türkischen Grenze. "Wir stehen vor vielen Herausforderungen, aber wir arbeiten daran, sie zu überwinden." Gegenwärtig besteht die Armee aus 35.000 Kämpfern und setzt sich aus einigen der größten aufständischen Gruppen des Krieges zusammen. Als ihre drei Feinde nennt Afisi Syriens Präsident Baschar al-Assad, die kurdische PKK und die Extremisten-Miliz Islamischer Staat (IS).
AZAZ, Syria A "National Army" being set up by Syrian rebels with Turkey's help could become a long-term obstacle to President Bashar al-Assad's recovery of the northwest - if they can end factional rivalries that have long blighted the opposition. | Video
AL-SURMAN VILLAGE, Syria The red Turkish flag fluttering on the outskirts of the Syrian village of al-Surman has been seen by residents as a shield against government attack since Turkish troops arrived in February. But their fears of an offensive are growing. | Video