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Syrian Opposition

A No-Fly Zone Would Hurt Both Assad and ISIS

Veton Surroi | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Veton Surroi

The Free Syrian Army, caught between the al-Assad air forces and the Islamic State group's territorial expansion, will benefit directly from an air campaign that is simultaneously against ISIS but does not allow any other air military activity.

An Open Letter to the White House on the Eve of Obama's Prime Time Speech

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As an American citizen who one day hopes to become a public servant and who frequently monitors our nation's foreign policy, I continue to wish you and your colleagues in the State Department, Pentagon, and intelligence community the best of luck. America's security depends on the efforts that you make in the weeks ahead.

Will Obama Relent on Syrian Anti-Aircraft Weapons?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Ahmed al-Jarba, the president of the Syrian National Coalition, and Brig. Gen. Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir, the top man of the opposition Supreme Military Council, are currently engaged in the most important foreign delegation of their lives.

U.S. Resumes Nonlethal Aid To Syrian Opposition

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The United States has restarted deliveries of nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition, officials said Monday, more than a month after a...

West Pushes Syrian Opposition To Attend Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Arshad Mohammed and Peter Griffiths LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition in exile resisted calls from Western and Arab cou...

Syria Rebels: It's Not The Chemical Weapons, Stupid

The Huffington Post | Erin Mcdonough | Posted 09.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

UN chemical weapons inspectors are scheduled to return to Syria within weeks to continue their investigation, following the release of their initial r...

Syrian Rebels Battle Each Other Near Iraqi Border

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.14.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida-affiliated rebels battled more moderate Syrian opposition fighters in a town along the Iraqi border on Saturday, killing at le...

Christina Wilkie

Syrian Opposition Faces Uphill Climb In U.S. | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of quietly lobbying for U.S. military intervention in Syria, representatives from a leading Syrian opposition group seekin...

Syrian Opposition Urges Strike Despite Russian Proposal

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's main opposition bloc on Tuesday urged the West to strike Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime despite Russia's initiative to have ...

Syrian Opposition Urges U.S. Congress To Take Military Action

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

(Adds quotes, context) ISTANBUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition called on Sunday on the U.S. congress to approve military actio...

Sec. Kerry Reaffirms U.S. Commitment To Syrian Opposition

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the Syrian opposition leader on Saturday to underscore the determination ...

Syrian Rebels Plan To Exploit U.S. Strike

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Opposition fighters across Syria are preparing to launch attacks that exploit anticipated ...

Russia Backs UN Probe Of Alleged Gas Attack In Syria

AP | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry is calling for an independent probe by United Nations experts into what Syrian rebels alleged was a chemical we...

Another Grim Milestone In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

GENEVA, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated homeland will on Friday reach a million, half of all the re...

Syrian Forces Bomb Area Of Alleged Chemical Attack

AP | LEE KEATH and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's deputy prime minister told The Associated Press that foreign fighters and their international backers are to blame for...

Syrian Opposition: Government 'Poison Gas' Attack Kills At Least 100

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The images showed lifeless children – wrapped in simple white cloths, their pale faces unmarked by any wound – lined up sho...

Assisting Syrian War Victims

Sahr MuhammedAlly | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Sahr MuhammedAlly

Given the escalating conflict with no end in sight, thinking about assisting civilians after the conflict is a challenge. But planning to assist those harmed should start now.

Syrian Opposition Condemns Soldier Killings

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.27.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah militants forged ahead with their assault on a key rebel district in the...

Syria's 'Evil Man'

Claude Salhani | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

British Prime Minister David Cameron did not beat around the bush. He went straight for the jugular and called Syria's president Bashar Assad "an evil man."

Syrian Opposition Warns Hezbollah To Stay Out

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian opposition called on Hezbollah to withdraw its fighters from the country, as activists said regime troops supported by gunme...

Christina Wilkie

Key OWS Figure To Lobby For Syrian Rebels | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Syrian opposition movement have hired a top Occupy Wall Street activist as their U.S. lobbyist, according to registration...

Syrian Opposition Elects Interim Prime Minister

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

ISTANBUL — Syria's opposition coalition early Tuesday elected a little-known American-educated IT manager and Islamic activist to head an interi...

Syrian Opposition Elects Hitto As Provisional Premier

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

ISTANBUL, March 19 (Reuters) - The opposition Syrian National Coalition chose Western-educated former businessman Ghasssan Hitto as provisional prime ...

Syrian Opposition Pushes For Interim Government

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- The main Syrian opposition group is pushing to form a breakaway interim government to rein in chaotic rebel-held areas in the north. But it ...

A Dead-End Pursuit Not Worth Pursuing: Syria and the Question of Intervention

Rana B. Khoury | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Rana B. Khoury

As opposed to the pursuit of intervention, the most important objectives should be to end the bloodshed and pursue a negotiated transition toward democracy. Neither side has shown genuine efforts toward this end.