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Syrian Opposition Nears Milestone

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2013 | World

By Regan Doherty and Rania El Gamal DOHA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Host nation Qatar, backed by the United States and the United Arab Emirates, on Saturd...

Assad: There's No Civil War In Syria

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.09.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's president said in an interview broadcast Friday that his country is not in a state of civil war, and that he has no regrets about an...

U.S. Wants Syrian Opposition Shakeup

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.31.2012 | World

ZAGREB, Croatia — The Obama administration said Wednesday it would push for a major shakeup in Syria's opposition leadership so that it better r...

New Fighting Begins Despite Ceasefire In Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.28.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sund...

Bomb In Syrian Capital Kills At Least 13

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — A taxi packed with explosives blew up near a police station in the Syrian capital Sunday, killing 13 people as the U.N. envoy ta...

Reports: Jihadist Fighters Seize Syrian Air Defense Base

AP | BEN HUBBARD and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Fighters from a shadowy militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida joined Syrian rebels in seizing a government missile defense ba...

Suicide Bomb Kills 8 Intelligence Agents, Say Syria Rebels

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 11.30.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a Syrian security compound in a remote, predominantly Kurdish town Sunday, killing at leas...

On The Ground In Syria's Civil War

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

-- Journalist Paul Schemm was part of a four-member Associated Press team that spent two and a half weeks traveling around Aleppo province in norther...

Syrian Opposition Announces Major Turning Point

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) has moved its leadership for the first time from Turkey ...

Blast Kills Dozens In Syria's Aleppo

AP | BASSEM MROUE and GREG KELLER | Posted 11.10.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's most prominent defector said in an interview that aired Monday that he opposes any foreign military intervention in the country...

Syrian Opposition Figure Quits

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 28 (Reuters) - A prominent figure in the Syrian National Council (SNC), resigned on Tuesday, the latest of several senior members to lea...

Intense Fighting Rages In Aleppo

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

TEL RIFAT, Syria — Government forces pummeled the battered city of Aleppo with airstrikes and tanks and shelled parts of Damascus and southern S...

Syrian Rebels Extend Control In Key Region

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - As President Bashar al-Assad has concentrated his forces on wresting back control of ...

Syrian Opposition Calls For No-Fly Zone

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The head of Syria's main opposition group in exile called Sunday for international powers to impose a no-fly zone in border areas to pr...

Rebels Sign 'Code Of Conduct'

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Some prominent Syrian rebel fighters have signed a 'code of conduct' committing them to observe human rights in their batt...

Syrian rRegime Launches Ground Assault On Aleppo

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

TEL RIFAT, Syria — Syria launched a ground assault Wednesday on rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Aleppo, the center of battles between g...

Fighting In Syria's Largest City Intensifies

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

KILIS, Turkey -- More than 1,300 Syrians fled to Turkey overnight to escape the civil war as rebels tried to expand their hold inside Syria's largest ...

Cyber Warfare Growing In Syrian Conflict

Reuters | Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - On Sunday, it was a hijacked Reuters twitter feed trying to create the i...

Rebel Video Claims To Show Abducted Iranians

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 10.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces threatened Sunday to mount a "decisive battle" for Aleppo even as rebels clawed toward the city's ancient center under in...

Shells Rain Down In Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon ALEPPO, Syria, July 30 (Reuters) - The Syrian military stepped up its campaign to drive rebel fighters out of Aleppo ...

Rebels Hold Aleppo Neighborhoods

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian tanks and artillery pounded rebel-held neighborhoods in the commercial hub of Aleppo on Sunday in a bid to retake control as Pre...

11 Executed By Syrian Forces, Say Activists

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT, July 25 (Reuters) - Syrian activists, who provided video of men with bullet holes in the side of their heads, said they found on Wednesday t...

Reports: 30 Feared Killed As Syrian Forces Attack Worshippers

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

AMMAN, July 24 (Reuters) - Syrian forces killed up to 30 worshippers on Tuesday as they converged on a mosque to perform Ramadan evening prayers in ...

Clinton: Syrian Rebels Are Gaining Ground

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels are gaining ground and will eventually control swathes of territory, but Syrian President Bashar al-A...

Intense Clashes Strike Syrian Capital

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels fired grenades at tanks and troops while regime armor shelled Damascus neighborhoods on Monday, sending terrified familie...