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Syrian Rebels

I Was Born in Australia, Made in Syria

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Ranya Alkadamani

Nothing was more stark to me than seeing 200 refugees coming across the border from Syria into Jordan. As I pulled up in the UNHCR 4WD and saw the line of people carrying all they could -- their blankets, their babies, their lives -- my heart stopped.

Max J. Rosenthal

The Neverending Spring: How Syria's Revolution Became A Stalemate | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- From a safe distance, the latest battle for Raqqa, a provincial capital in northern Syria, might have seemed like a turning point in the war...

Syrian Refugees Plight Goes Beyond Funding

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Whether one was for or against the U.S. strikes supporting NATO strikes on Syria last September, or one believes that the Syria conflict is a civil war rather than a revolution, Syrian refugees remain the consistent symptom of Syria's plight -- however it is described.

Rebel Infighting Kills Nearly 500 In Syria Over The Past Week

AP | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — An activist group says rebel infighting in northern Syria has killed nearly 500 people over the past week. The Britain-...

Joshua Hersh

Syria Has Been Dangerous For Westerners For Months, But Now Syrians Are Being Chased Out | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- A couple of months ago, Noureddine al-Abdo started feeling increasingly trapped inside his own house. A popular and well-known...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrian Rebels' New Plan To Beat Assad | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of battlefield setbacks and the deaths of prominent commanders, a group of Syria's most prominent rebel factions sought to r...

Assad Seizes The Momentum

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have firmly seized the momentum in the country's civil war in recent weeks, capturing on...

Syrian Forces Capture Town Near Chemical Weapons Site

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Syria's armed forces said on Friday they had captured a strategic northern ...

WATCH: Video Captures Syrian Army Tank Firing Shell Head On

Posted 10.30.2013 | World

God forbid anyone should ever experience the firing of an army tank shell in real life. But this video, captured by a Syrian rebel's camera, gives a r...

Syrian Troops Retake Christian Town From Jihadis

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 12.28.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces retook a Christian town north of Damascus on Monday after a week of fierce c...

Leader Of Al Qaeda-Linked Rebels Killed In Syria, State TV Says

AP | Posted 12.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state-run TV claims the leader of the powerful al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra has been killed. Friday's one-li...

The World's Silence on Syria Is a Silence of Hypocrites

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Eventually, Assad or his sons must renounce power; history teaches that no repressive regime lasts forever. But how long until this family falls? How long until "might makes right" is replaced by morality, until the pen and law and human decency really do triumph over the sword?

Syrian Rebels Accused Of Atrocities

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Jihadi-led rebel fighters in Syria killed at least 190 civilians and abducted more than 200 during an offensive against pro-...

Russia: Armed Syrian Rebels Could Join Peace Talks

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- "Reasonable" Syrian rebels could take part in prospective peace talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, Russia's foreign minister...

Extremist Syrian Rebel Groups Formally Reject Western-Backed Opposition

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly a dozen of Syria's powerful rebel factions, including one linked to al-Qaida, formally broke with the main opposition group in ...

Main Syrian Opposition Group Slams Al Qaeda-Linked Rebels

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's main Western-backed opposition group warned on Friday that the expanding influence of al-Qaida-linked militants in the rebel mo...

Journalist: Jihadists Share Similar Politics To 'Critical Americans'

Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A young American journalist, Anna Therese Day, sat down with HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to shed some light on her experience "dining" with sel...

Syrian Opposition Continues To Battle Al Qaeda-Backed Rebels

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating th...

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...

The Syrian Rebels Aren't So Happy With Obama

Agence France Presse | Antonio Pampliega | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

Rebel fighters have expressed disdain for US President Barack Obama after he backed away from striking over alleged chemical weapons attacks, saying t...

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...

Syrian Rebels Slam Chemical Weapons Deal

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2013 | World

ISTANBUL, Sept 14 (Reuters) - The head of the opposition Syrian Supreme Military Council said on Saturday a U.S.-Russian agreement t...

Michael Calderone

Syria Researcher Cited By Kerry, McCain Fired | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.12.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- During last week’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on possible military strikes against Syria, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) r...

UN Report Concludes Both Syria And Rebels Committed War Crimes

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.N. rights investigators have established that Syrian government forces were almost ...

A Field Guide to Assad's Threatened 'Shock and Awe'

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

What exactly can Syria do in retaliation? Actually, it's not what Assad will do. His military can't even beat the ragtag rebels arrayed against him. Rather, it's what his proxies may do... and that is where we should be focused on.