Following sporadic violence throughout the summer of 2013, fighting between pro-regime and rebel forces has begun to concentrate on the Damascus-Homs supply route running through Qalamoun.
In addition to giving insight into the current state of play between regime and rebel forces in the war, the unfolding dynamics among rebel groups in Deraa serve as indicators for how the armed opposition is taking form in Syria’s southern front.
A new coalition has formed among eleven Syrian rebel organizations, according to a statement that Liwa al-Tawhid released late on September 24.
U.S. Navy warships are positioned for a strike against Syria using Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. This could cause varying degrees of damage to the Assad regime’s ability to use more chemical weapons or continue operations against the opposition.
The battle for Latakia has demonstrated the unique dynamics of the coastal area for combat between the rebel and regime forces.
Despite significant gains in Homs province, Syrian government forces are struggling against opposition forces on other fronts.