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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Reports: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key comp...

Joshua Hersh

Some Syrian Revolutionaries Have Had Enough Of War

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.17.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- Mosab Khalaf remembers the exact moment when he became a revolutionary, and the exact moment when he walked away. The first came...

Sophia Jones

Syrian Rebel Commander: Why Joining Extremists Was My Last Resort

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

ANTAKYA, Turkey -- Haj Faraj is fed up. The 36-year-old Syrian rebel commander, who says he leads a small brigade of 50 fighters just over the border,...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Government Promotes Local Ceasefires As The Way Out Of War

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- When peace came to Ish al-Warwar, a pro-government, working-class neighborhood in the steep hills along this city’s northeastern ...

West Tells Opposition Syria's Assad May Stay

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Western nations have indicated to the Syrian opposition that peace ta...

First Syria Peace Talks To Be Held At End Of January

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Syria's government and opposition will meet for the first time in an attempt to halt the nearly 3-year-old civil war that has killed m...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Opposition Leader Rejects Geneva Talks, As Peace Plan Falters

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- A proposed round of Syrian peace talks slated for later this month appears to be on the verge of collapse after both major parties have said...

The Syrian Rebels Aren't So Happy With Obama

Agence France Presse | Antonio Pampliega | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

Rebel fighters have expressed disdain for US President Barack Obama after he backed away from striking over alleged chemical weapons attacks, saying t...

Syria Opposition Wants Ban On Government Air Strikes

AP | RYAN LUCAS and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A high-ranking Syrian official called the U.S.-Russian agreement on securing Syria's chemical weapons a "victory" for President Bashar ...

Al Qaeda Linked Rebels Declare War On Fellow Rebels

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria have declared an offensive against two other insurgent factions, underlining growing tu...

Joshua Hersh

Kerry Admits Extremist Groups Are Syrian Rebels' 'Best Fighters'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Tuesday afternoon that extremist brigades are among the best fighters in the Syrian rebel forces currently ...

Activists Claim Assad's Forces Dropped Phosphorus Bombs Near Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

ISTANBUL, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition coalition said on Tuesday President Bashar al-Assad's forces had dropped phosphorus bombs and napalm...

Least Bad U.S. Option for Syria: The 'Dual Track' Strategy

Loren White | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Loren White

Proper application of the dual track approach requires that the amount of pressure matches one's desired objectives. The larger the objectives, the greater the pressure needed.

Who Is Who In Syria's War

Posted 07.24.2013 | World

Since the start of the conflict in Syria in March 2011, the number of groups fighting in the war-torn country has risen exponentially. Rebel battalion...

WATCH: In Search Of Syria's Good Guys

Posted 07.25.2013 | World

More than two years into the Syrian conflict, dozens of factions are fighting for control in the war-torn country. They battle the regime of President...

Syrian Opposition Hails EU Blacklisting Of Hezbollah

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.22.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian opposition said Tuesday that Lebanese Hezbollah leaders should be put on trial for fighting on the government's side in the ...

The First Real Test for Moderates in the Syrian Opposition

Daniel Nisman | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Since the conflict began in 2011, the growing influence of jihadist groups in Syria has been attributed to a lack of support from Western and moderate powers in the region.

Syrian Opposition Rejects Peace Talks

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's main Western-backed opposition group said Thursday it will not participate in U.S.-Russian sponsored peace talks on Syria while mass...

Syrian Opposition To EU: Send Arms Soon

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's main Western-backed opposition bloc urged the European Union to quickly supply rebels fighting President Bashar Assad's forces with ...

Syrian Opposition Welcomes End To EU Arms Embargo

AP | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — A senior figure in the main Western-backed Syrian opposition group has welcomed the EU decision to let the bloc's arms embargo expire...

EU Ends Ban On Arming Syrian Rebels

AP | RAF CASERT and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.27.2013 | World

BRUSSELS -- The European Union said its member states within days will be able to send weapons to help Syria's outgunned rebels, seeking to pressure P...

Analysis: Savagery Thwarts Any Hope Of Syrian Reconciliation

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, May 14 (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers slowly stab a man to death, puncturing his back dozens of times. A rebel c...

Syrian Gov't And Opposition Want More Details Of U.S.-Russian Peace Initiative

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.14.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian government wants more details before deciding whether to take part in a proposed U.S.-Russian initiative to negotia...

Syrian Opposition Warns Hezbollah To Stay Out

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian opposition called on Hezbollah to withdraw its fighters from the country, as activists said regime troops supported by gunme...

Clashes, Air Strikes Rage Across Syria

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government warplanes carried out airstrikes on a rebellious neighborhood in the capital and a village in the country's northeast...