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Syria Rebels

Report: Syrian Rebels Targeted Chemical Weapons Depots

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Western diplomat says Syria's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says insurg...

Syrian Al Qaeda Branch Calls For Truce

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The head of an al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria called on Tuesday for a ceasefire between opposition factions who have...

Syrian Rebels' Fight With Al Qaeda Group Spreads

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebel fighters freed at least 50 people Monday held captive by an al-Qaida-linked faction after clashes between the rival sides...

From Terror to Counter-Terrorism: Radicalization in Syria and the Rising Legitimacy of the Assad Regime

Mathew Markman | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Mathew Markman

U.S. concerns with the formation and subsequent actions of the Islamic Front, combined with the continued prominence of al-Qaeda linked factions in Syria, are likely to further diminish international pressure on the Assad regime, providing it with a golden opportunity to seek renewed legitimacy.

Syrian Rebels Demand Hostage Swap For Abducted Nuns

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel group calling itself "Free Qalamoun" has claimed the kidnapping of 12 nuns and said it wants to trade them ...

Video Allegedly Shows Al Qaeda Linked Group Executing Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked militants have executed the commander of a rival rebel faction and six of his men, an amateur video of th...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syria Peace Talks Are Finally On, But Here's Why You Shouldn't Get Your Hopes Up | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.27.2013 | World

The major players in the nearly 3-year-old Syrian civil war have agreed to convene a peace conference in Geneva on Jan. 22. But it's still matter of d...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrian Rebels' New Plan To Beat Assad | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of battlefield setbacks and the deaths of prominent commanders, a group of Syria's most prominent rebel factions sought to r...

The World's Silence on Syria Is a Silence of Hypocrites

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Eventually, Assad or his sons must renounce power; history teaches that no repressive regime lasts forever. But how long until this family falls? How long until "might makes right" is replaced by morality, until the pen and law and human decency really do triumph over the sword?

LOOK: Dramatic Footage Shows Syrian Rebels Launching Attack

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes bombed rebel positions near a strategic northern city on Tuesday, activists said, as internation...

'There Is No Progress, We Are Not Winning The War'

Agence France Presse | Antonio Pampliega | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

The struggle for Syria's second city Aleppo has been locked in stalemate for months, fuelling the frustration of rebels who see no way out but to dogg...

Russia: Armed Syrian Rebels Could Join Peace Talks

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- "Reasonable" Syrian rebels could take part in prospective peace talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, Russia's foreign minister...

Will Syrian Christians Remain Neutral In The Face Of War?

USA Today | Stephen Starr | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion

ISTANBUL (RNS) A huge statue of the Virgin Mary towers over churches, monasteries and mosques in the Syrian city of Maaloula, where a dialect of the A...

Glenn Beck: Impeach Obama, John McCain

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Glenn Beck railed against President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday for their stance on arming rebels in Syria. One day earl...

Syrian Rebels Wonder After UN Report: Now What?

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 11.17.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria's main opposition group on Tuesday demanded a swift international response following the U.N. report confirming the use of ch...

Russia Pushes Syria Peace Tals

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

* Russia wants pressure on rebels to attend peace talks * Accuses Europeans of seeking to reinterpret chemical deal * Sa...

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...

Rebels Deeply Skeptical Of Syria Deal

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's main opposition group in exile was "deeply skeptical" Friday about Damascus signing an international treaty banning the product...

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

Syria Death Toll A Grim Reminder Of War's Two-Sided Casualties | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- It’s often described as a slaughter by the regime of Bashar Assad, an endless series of brutal and heartless massacres, but the protracted...

Syrian Rebels Blast Russian Offer On Chemical Arms

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels have blasted the Russian proposal on securing their country's chemical weapons, saying that Bashar Assad's government should i...

Joshua Hersh

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

Assad Forces Fear Syrian Rebel Rampage After U.S. Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 8 (Reuters) - It isn't the U.S. cruise missiles that terrify Saleem, a pro-government militia fighter who survived some of the toughest...

U.S. Considering Using Military To Train Syria Rebels

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels...

Top 10 Unproven Claims for War Against Syria

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

The American people have a right to a full release and vetting of all facts before their elected representatives are asked to make a decision of great consequence for America, Syria and the world.