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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama UN Ambassador: U.S. Intervention Abroad Can Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Obama administration official on Wednesday defended U.S. intervention in the messy Syrian civil war, affirming that the goals of U...

Syria Rebels In South Are West's Last Hope

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2014 | World

By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Nov 13 (Reuters) - With moderate rebels facing defeat by al Qaeda in Syria's north, groups holding a co...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama Syria Strategy In Tatters As U.S.-Backed Rebels Lose To Al Qaeda

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moderate U.S.-backed Syrian rebels seemed weaker than ever on Monday after a weekend of major defeats in the northwestern region of the...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama Officials Pin Blame For ISIS On Iraqi Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States finally seems to have identified the party responsible for failing to halt the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq: the ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S-Backed Syrian Rebels' Pleas For Help Likely To Go Unanswered

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Islamic State militants inched closer to seizing control of the Kurdish town of Kobani, the international community heaped shame upon...

Free Syrian Army Fighters Enter Kobani To Help Battle ISIS

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way towa...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Ex-Ambassador: CIA Wrong On Not Wanting To Arm Syrian Rebels

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of criticism from former advisers and members of the media for not acting sooner to prevent the Islamic State's rise in Syr...

Is It Me?

Dana Agmon | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Dana Agmon

The United States is authorizing the never-ending arming of the world and then complains about people using it against each other or against it at home.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Reports: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key comp...

Syrian Militants Issue Demands For Captive UN Troops

AP | RYAN LUCAS and NICK PERRY | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the ext...

Islamic State Militants Close In On Syria Rebel Stronghold

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group as the jihadists ca...

Syria's Islamist Rebels Battle Troops In Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

* Gunmen take police station * Army bombards gunmen in bid "to encircle them" * At least 50 rebels killed in earlier amb...

Jihadi Leader Delivers Fiery Speech, Leaves Pink Hello Kitty Notebook In Plain Sight

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

A video of a militant leader in Syria released last week raised eyebrows on social media for one bizarre detail -- the fiery jihadist uses a pink ...

ISIS Crucifies 8 Rebel Fighters, According To Human Rights Group

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

BEIRUT, June 29 (Reuters) - Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were c...

Obama Seeking $500 Million To Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Ob...

Sophia Jones

Turkey Blacklists Al Qaeda-Linked Syrian Rebel Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A year and a half after the United States designated the al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra a terrorist organization, Turk...

Max J. Rosenthal

'Somalia Could Help Us As Much As America'

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

IRBID, Jordan -- Syrian rebel leaders, fighters and advisers in Jordan warn that a major American-backed effort to support the war against President B...

Syrian Troops Enter Last Rebel-Held Areas Of Homs

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of Syrians, some snapping photographs with their cell phones, wandered down paths carved out of rubble in the old quarte...

Assad's Forces Take 'Capital Of Revolution'

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

By Marwan Makdesi HOMS, Syria May 8 (Reuters) - Syrian forces took full control on Thursday over Homs, a city once associated with sc...

Syria's Rebels Battle Fierce Government Assault On Homs

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest ...

Joshua Hersh

War In Black And White: On The Front Lines With Syria's Army

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.11.2014 | World

SLONFEH, Syria -- The commander tore off a piece of bread and dipped it into a platter of hummus. Before him sat a spread of simple mountain dishes an...

Sophia Jones

Syrian Rebel Commander: Why Joining Extremists Was My Last Resort

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

ANTAKYA, Turkey -- Haj Faraj is fed up. The 36-year-old Syrian rebel commander, who says he leads a small brigade of 50 fighters just over the border,...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syria's Fourth Year Of War Will Look A Lot Like Its Third

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- As the Syrian civil war marks its third anniversary on Saturday, observers of the conflict say the fourth year of war will likely bring more...

WATCH: LA Gang Bangers Claim To Be Fighting In Syrian War

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

According to a recently-surfaced video, two self-proclaimed gang members from Los Angeles appear to have relocated to Syria to fight on behalf of Syri...

Valentine's Day Video From Syria Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2014 | World

A powerful video from war-torn Syria aims to send "a message of love" to the world on Valentine's Day. "We are a people of love living under a regi...