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Syria Rebels

U.N. Investigator: Strong Suspicions That Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Gas

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

GENEVA, May 5 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating th...

Syrian Rebels Enter Northern Air Base

AP | Posted 07.05.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Rebels occupied Sunday parts of a military air base in northern Syria after days of fighting with government troops who have been defen...

Syrian Troops Push Into Center Of Homs

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian government troops pushed Thursday into the central districts of the city of Homs in an effort to oust rebels from the country's third...

Report: Assad Makes Rare Public Appearance

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian President Bashar Assad made a rare public appearance at a Damascus power station on Wednesday, while two bombs exploded n...

Are Syrian Rebels Using The Same Brutal Tactics As Assad Forces?

The Media Line | Michel Stors | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

By Michel Stors/The Media Line ALEPPO, Syria – Khalil trembles as he recounts his harrowing experience as a prisoner of the rebel Free Syrian Arm...

Russia: Plane 'Threatened' Over Syria

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia's transportation ministry says a Russian civilian airliner came under threat from fighting in Syria while flying over the country, bu...

Fighting Reported Near Suspected Syrian Chemical Arms Site

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, April 28 (Reuters) - Fighting erupted in Damascus on Sunday near a complex linked to Syria's chemical we...

Hezbollah's Role In Syrian Quagmire Grows

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BAALBEK, Lebanon, April 26 (Reuters) - Along north Lebanon's highways, the portraits of Hezbollah militants who have ...

Syrian Troops Deal Major Blow To Rebels

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After five weeks of battle, Syrian government troops captured a strategic town near Damascus, cutting an arms route for rebels trying t...

U.S. May Provide Non-Lethal Military Aid To Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, April 19 (Reuters) - The United States plans to provide about $100 million in new non-lethal aid to the...

Syrian Government Official Assassinated In Damascus

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

BEIRUT — An artillery shell slammed into a pickup truck, killing nine members of a family during fierce fighting on Friday in Syria as U.S. offi...

Rebels Overrun Army Base In Central Syria

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured a military base in the strategic Homs province on Thursday as opposition fighters fought to expand territory und...

Assad Reduces Sentences Of Some Rebel Prisoners, Opposition Calls 'Empty Gesture'

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's president on Tuesday slashed prison terms by three quarters for an unspecified number of rebels convicted as "terroris...

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...

Syrian Troops Ambush Rebels

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian government airstrike on a town in the country's northwest killed at least 20 people Saturday, shattering store fronts, setting...

Accountability for the Atrocities in Syria: A Call on the Opposition

Christian Wenaweser | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Christian Wenaweser

When earlier reports indicated that the regime, true to form, was primarily responsible for these atrocities, the opposition forces have quickly made up ground in this contest of horrors.

Syria Fighting Rages Near Lebanon Border

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.12.2013 | World

AL-QASR, LEBANON — Syrian soldiers backed by warplanes battled rebels for control of strategic hilltop villages near the Lebanese border on Frid...

Rebels Set Up Own Courts In Syria's Aleppo

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

Mohammed has just left court and proudly displays a document, complete with official seal, attesting to his ownership of a shop in Syria's northern ci...

Syrian Extremists Pledge Allegiance To Al Qaeda

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Tensions emerged Wednesday in a newly announced alliance between al-Qaida's franchise in Iraq and the most powerful Syrian rebel factio...

Kerry Meets With Syrian Opposition

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 04.10.2013 | World

LONDON -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Syrian opposition leaders and Russia's top diplomat a day after saying the U.S. could soo...

Western Support for Syrian Rebels: A Viable Alternative?

Michael Kay | Posted 04.08.2013 | World
Michael Kay

Amnesty International has produced compelling evidence of massacres, mass abduction, detention beatings, killings and torture by anti-Libyan militia -- backed by the British, French and U.S. So will a post-Assad Syria be any different?

Syrian Regime Launches Air Strikes, Warns Rebels Via Text Message

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After weeks of rebel gains in the south, the Syrian regime launched a counteroffensive on Sunday with widespread airstrikes and an oper...

Rebels Overrun Air Base In Southern Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured a military base in the south on Wednesday and set their sights on seizing control of a strategically important r...

2,000-Year-Old Temple Damaged By Syrian Clashes

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, April 3 (Reuters) - The millenia-old oasis city of Palmyra is being damaged in clashes between Syrian Preside...

Fierce Clashes Reported In Damascus Outskirts

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.02.2013 | World

Fighting between Syria's rebels and loyalist troops raged in two Damascus neighbourhoods on Tuesday while shelling of a village near the capital left ...