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Syria Rebels

Syrian Troops Fight Off Rebel Attack On Prison

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government troops on Thursday flushed out rebels who had stormed a prison compound in the northern city of Aleppo in a bid to fr...

The Hard Realities of Syria

James P. Farwell | Posted 07.15.2013 | World
James P. Farwell

Politics is often thought of as a game of chess where pieces can be moved around to execute winning strategies. Applying that logic to the Syrian conflict is dangerous and misleading.

Syrian Rebels Attack Aleppo Prison

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Rebel fighters battled regime troops inside the walls of the sprawling central prison compound in Syria's largest city Wednesday, hours...

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 Troops Capture Key Town On Road To Damascus

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's main opposition bloc wants to consult its allies before deciding on joining a U.S.-Russia initiative to negotiate a peaceful tr...

Video Appears To Show Syrian Rebel Biting Heart Of Dead Soldier

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT, May 13 (Reuters) - A video of a Syrian rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into is emblematic of a civil war that ...

Syria Bombs Rebel-Held Air Base

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian warplanes pounded rebel targets in two northern provinces on Thursday as President Bashar Assad's troops pushed on with an offensive ...

Will the U.S. Violate Its Own Laws by Arming Rebels in Syria?

Chris Ernesto | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Chris Ernesto

As the Obama administration contemplates its next moves in Syria, a decision that is now more pressing with Israel twice bombing Syria in the past week, U.S. credibility hangs in the balance.

Syria's Internet Is Back

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology

May 8 (Reuters) - Internet connections between Syria and the outside world were restored on Wednesday, a day after web connections were suddenly sev...

WATCH: Syrian Troops Capture Key Town Along Southern Highway

AP | KARIN LAUB and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A problem with a fiber optics cable was responsible for an Internet outage that cut off civil war-ravaged Syria from the rest of the wo...

U.S. Senator: U.S. Moving Closer To Arming Syria Rebels

AP | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — A Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is predicting the U.S. will soon be "arming the rebels" seeking to ov...

U.S. Senator Offers Bill To Arm Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the chairman of the influential Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bill on...

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...