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Syria Revolt

Two and a Half Years Later: Inside 'Liberated' Syria

Reem Salahi | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Reem Salahi

Even before arriving in Syria, it was clear the Syria of 2010 was long gone. On my flight to Southern Turkey, I sat next to a Free Syrian Army fighter.

What You Need To Know 2 Years Into Syria's War

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

After more than two years of brutal conflict, there is no end in sight for the bloody war between the regime of President Bashar Assad and opposition ...

Joshua Hersh

U.S. Walks Thorny Path With Syrian Terrorist Designation

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's decision to designate a major fighting faction within the Syrian opposition as a terrorist group came at a ba...

VIDEO: Horrific Scenes In Syrian Field Hospital (WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE)

Eline Gordts | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

"The army of Assad. You see this child? They are a terrorist [sic]?" Dr. Qasim points at a young girl lying on a stretcher in his field hospital. ...

Syrian Rebels Turn To New Tactics

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

MAREA, Syria -- Lt. Col. Maan al-Mansour's mission is to capture the Syrian air base where he once served. The 22-year air force veteran, who defecte...

WATCH: Toddler Survives Bombing In Mother's Lifeless Arms

Posted 09.06.2012 | World

It seemed a small miracle when 3-year-old Hassan emerged unharmed from underneath the rubble of his bombarded house in Syria's Aleppo. On Monday, a Sy...

First Syrian In Space Joins Revolution

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

ISTANBUL, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A Syrian astronaut who was part of a Soviet space mission a quarter of a century ago condemned the world's failure to s...

Syrian Army Shell Hits Bread Line, At Least 10 Dead

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian forces battled rebels near the airport in war-battered Aleppo, Syria's state media said Friday, in the first official acknowledgment ...

France: U.N. Monitor Mission In Syria To End

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will not renew the mandate of a U.N. observer mission in Syria, which is due to expire ...

Reports: Assad's Brother Lost Leg In July Attack

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Aug 16 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's feared brother Maher lost a leg in a bomb attac...

U.N. Slams Syrian Government Forces, Militias Over War Crimes

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and allied shabbiha militia have committed wa...

Syrian Refugees Clash With Jordanian Security Guards

AP | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

ZAATARI, Jordan -- More than 50 Syrian refugee youths have tried to tear down an enclosure fence at Jordan's first refugee tent city, saying they want...

The Battle for Aleppo

Sami Moubayed | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Until recently, life was normal in the busy northern city of Aleppo, popularly referred to as the "industrial capital" of Syria. Then, revolt reached Aleppo, signalling a major challenge for Syrian rebels struggling to topple 49 years of Baath rule.

Symbolic Resolution Asks Assad To Step Down

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Arab countries pushed ahead Wednesday with a symbolic U.N. General Assembly resolution that tells Syrian President Bashar Assad...

'We Took Him Right To His Grave'

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi and Erika Solomon AZAZ/ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Rebel fighter Ahmed chuckles as he tells the story of the...

Assad: Battle Of Aleppo Will Determine Syria's Fate

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 1 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad told his troops on Wednesday that their battle against r...

Syrian Border Guards Kills Fleeing 6-Year-Old

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

RAMTHA, Jordan — The family crept across farmland under night's cover, heading for the border, when Syrian troops opened fire. Bullets whizzed a...

Manaf Tlass, Syria's Defected General, Lacks Support Among Rebels

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, July 27 (Reuters) - The flamboyant scion of a military family that has been a pillar of the Syrian esta...

Shells Rain Down On Damascus, Aleppo

Reuters | Mariam Karouny | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, July 26 (Reuters) - Damascus and Syria's second biggest city, Aleppo, came under shell fire on Thursday as troops loyal t...

Turkey Struggles To Cope With 44,000 Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi KILIS, Turkey, July 25 (Reuters) - Tempers are running short in Syrian refugee camps just inside Turkey, where...

Is A Breakaway State Assad's Last Resort?

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- In the recent sectarian violence in Syria, some observers see a grim pattern: Alawite fighters from President Bashar Assad's minority sect, ...

Defected Syrian General Speaks Out

Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By PAUL SCHEMM, The Associated Press BEIRUT — A top Syrian military commander, a close friend of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has confirmed his...

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...

Assad Reshuffles Top Security Posts

Posted 09.23.2012 | World

By PAUL SCHEMM, The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria -- President Bashar Assad on Tuesday reshuffled the generals at the core of his regime's highl...