Jabhat al-Nusra, one of Syria's strongest rebel forces, is officially breaking ties with the international terrorist organization and forming a new group to better fend off the Assad regime.
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Rallying around the fight in Syria, the young bin Laden said, would eventually pave the way for a collective battle to remove Israel from Palestine.
Syrian rebels and the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front have reportedly mounted a new offensive and seized control of a strategic position south of Aleppo.
Omar Elabi, whose brother says he fought with both Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State, was arrested after a bomb scare last week, but not charged. Police applied their legal weapon: the peace bond.
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Recent clashes between rebels from the secular Free Syrian Army and the hardine religious al-Nusra are a sign of just how serious tensions have become, commanders from both groups told VICE News.
By Justin Ling
The 23-year-old Ontario man was arrested on terrorism and weapons charges by Canadian cops on Friday, as Canadian cops try to stem the flow of foreign fighters.
By Tess Owen
Kurdish forces repelled an Islamic State assault on the city of Tal Abyad that was launched just hours after a "cessation of hostilities" began in Syria.
The endorsement of a US/Russia-brokered cessation of hostilities agreement insisted that fighting among rival factions stop, but the ceasefire does not include the Islamic State or the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front.
By Sam Heller
Syrian rebel brigades and religious scholars have issued calls for all able-bodied Muslim men to join the fight against the Assad regime and its allies.
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The Syrian Civil Defense group shared helmet-cam footage that shows the chaotic rescue effort in the aftermath of suspected Russian airstrikes.
VICE News interviewed Sven Lau in 2014 for a documentary about the tensions within Germany between the far-right street movement Hooligans Against Salafists and Muslim groups.
By Sam Heller
The Syrian opposition came together for a conference in Saudi Arabia this week — but the pullout of a key player means real peace talks aren't happening just yet.
After Islamic State attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, what's next for Syria, and should it involve committing Western troops on the ground?
The Islamic State launched its brutal, unprecedented assault on Paris while it begins to crumble on all fronts in both Syria and Iraq.
The Islamic State has used Russian airstrike cover to gain territory, al Qaeda is positioning itself as the best hope of expelling the new foreign invaders, and the Western-backed Free Syrian Army is flirting with a Russian alliance.
'Israel Is the Most Humane Country in the Middle East': Why Syria's Southern Neighbors Are Working on Their PR
VICE News was in the Golan Heights to see how Israel is using both hard and soft power to extend influence into Syria — gaining positive PR, goodwill among civilians, and intelligence about possible threats.
One of the two Druze suspects charged with the lynch-killing of a Syrian man dragged from an Israeli ambulance says she was enraged after her relatives were raped and killed by militants across the border.
By Arthur White
The Army of Conquest, an alliance of Sunni Islamist militias that includes the al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, announced the offensive over Twitter on Sunday.
VICE News visited Ziv Medical Center, a hospital just west of the Golan Heights, where injured Syrians cross the border to receive medical care with no questions asked.
Recent analysis suggests that Assad is preparing to seal off Damascus and other vital areas following military setbacks, including coastal stretches with large Alawite populations.