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Syria Rebels

LOOK: Mosques And Churches Destroyed In Syria Conflict, Icons Desecrated

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

Violence in the city of Qusayr in central Syria has caused its 50,000 original inhabitants to almost totally desert it, as government and rebel forces...

Syria Rebel Council Bans...Croissants?!

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 08.01.2013 | World

As forces loyal to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are launching continuing assaults on Aleppo, some fighters in the city have set their si...

Syrian Rebels Strike Back At Isolated Army Outposts

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT, July 26 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels say they have overrun army positions in the north and south of the country this week, including an offensi...

Who Is Who In Syria's War

Posted 07.24.2013 | World

Since the start of the conflict in Syria in March 2011, the number of groups fighting in the war-torn country has risen exponentially. Rebel battalion...

WATCH: In Search Of Syria's Good Guys

Posted 07.25.2013 | World

More than two years into the Syrian conflict, dozens of factions are fighting for control in the war-torn country. They battle the regime of President...

Activists: Syrian Rebels Launch Deadly Attack On Civilian Convoy

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2013 | World

BEIRUT, July 24 (Reuters) - Rebels attacked a convoy of trucks and buses in northern Syria, activists said on Wednesday, after Islamist militants ha...

Syrian Opposition Hails EU Blacklisting Of Hezbollah

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.22.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian opposition said Tuesday that Lebanese Hezbollah leaders should be put on trial for fighting on the government's side in the ...

Top General Lays Out U.S. Options In Syria

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

The top US general has informed Congress of options for military intervention in Syria, but stressed that the decision of whether to go to war was one...

Syria Rebels Capture Key Village Amid Heavy Losses

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels went on the offensive in Syria's north Monday, seizing three villages and attacking a main supply road, trying to counter...

6 Children Killed As Syrian Regime Pounds North

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 09.14.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government troops pounded rebel-held villages around the northern city of Idlib with rockets, artillery and airstrikes, killing ...

Russia Accuses Syrian Rebels Of Using Chemical Weapons

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 09.08.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in a ...

Report: Congress Delays Aid To Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

By Mark Hosenball and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - Congressional committees are holding up a plan to send U.S. weapons ...

Syrian Army Claims It Made Crucial Gains In Homs

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Egypt restricted the ability of Syrians to enter the country on Monday, with officials citing reports that a large number of Syrians we...

Islamist Rebels In Syria Ban Makeup And 'Immodest Dress' For Women

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT, July 1 (Reuters) - Islamist rebels in Syria's northern city of Aleppo issued an order on Monday banning women from dressing in what it consi...

Jordanian Air Force Pilot Joins Syrian Rebel Group

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- Relatives of a Jordanian air force pilot say he has joined al-Qaida affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, or Nusra Front, which is fighting in S...

Syrian Official: War Has Cost $15 Billion

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — More than two years of fighting in Syria's civil war has damaged some 9,000 state buildings and run up $15 billion in losses to ...

Syria Pummels Rebel Positions In Eastern Damascus

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT, June 25 (Reuters) - Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad hit rebel-held eastern districts of Damascus on Tuesday with mortar bom...

Syrian Minister Slams U.S. Decision To Arm Rebels

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — The decision by the United States and its allies to arm rebel groups in Syria is "very dangerous" and will prolong the violenc...

Syrian Rebels Attack Damascus Security Compounds

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

AMMAN, June 23 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels attacked two security compounds in Damascus on Sunday, killing at least five people, opposition activists i...

Commander Confirms: Syrian Rebels Received New Arms

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels said Friday they have received new weapons from friendly countries that could lead to changes on the ground and victories...

Obama Won't Specify U.S. Arms For Syria Rebels

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama is refusing to describe the type of military support the U.S. will give to Syrian rebels even as he praises a decisio...

Syrian Rebels And Troops Clash Over Shiite Shrine

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.19.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Hezbollah fighters joined Syrian forces in battling rebels in a Damascus suburb that is home to a revered Shiite Muslim shrine, in a pu...

Arming the Syrian Rebels: A Terrible Idea

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Obama's proposal to take sides in the Syrian war is wrong. It is arrogant. It ignores our destructive history in the Middle East and the perception by all parties in the region that everything we do there is motivated by our blatant bias toward Israel.

White House: Will 'Good' Syrian Rebels Please Identify Yourselves So We Can Arm You?

Spencer Green | Posted 08.18.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

At a press conference this morning, White House officials requested that all the "good" Syrian rebels immediately identify themselves as such to the proper authorities so the United States can support them in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad.

Source: Saudis Sending Anti-Aircraft Missiles To Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

By Amena Bakr DUBAI, June 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, a staunch opponent of President Bashar al-Assad since early in Syria's conflict...