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  • Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists say

    Syrian rebel infighting has claimed nearly 500 lives, activists say
    BEIRUT -- Days of fighting between rival rebel factions in Syria's contested northern and central regions have killed nearly 500 people, according to opposition activists. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which operates a network...
  • Qatar: Syria rebels' tiny ally in the background

    Qatar: Syria rebels' tiny ally in the background
    DOHA, Qatar — As the hot sun cut through the morning haze of the seemingly perpetual summer of this Persian Gulf city, commanders of Syria's Western-backed opposition forces convened for a series of high-level meetings. The participants, leaders...
  • Syrian rebel infighting spreads to stronghold in east

    Syrian rebel infighting spreads to stronghold in east
    BEIRUT -- Fighting between rival opposition groups in northern Syria has spread to a rebel stronghold in the eastern part of the country, according to activists in the area. Activists reported fighting had begun in Raqqah, which in March of last year...
  • Relatively moderate Syrian rebels gain against Islamic extremists

    Relatively moderate Syrian rebels gain against Islamic extremists
    AMMAN, Jordan — Infighting among Islamist antigovernment groups in northern Syria continued for a third day Sunday, as more moderate rebel factions engaged in a large-scale rout of an extremist group affiliated with Al Qaeda. The Mujahedin Army, a...
  • Distrust hinders U.S.-Iraq fight against resurgent Al Qaeda militants

    Distrust hinders U.S.-Iraq fight against resurgent Al Qaeda militants
    WASHINGTON — With insurgents linked to Al Qaeda battling for control of two major Iraqi cities, long-standing suspicion between the Obama administration and the government in Baghdad is hindering joint efforts against a common foe. Sunni Muslim...
  • U.S. cautions Americans in Lebanon to avoid Western hotels, shops

    U.S. cautions Americans in Lebanon to avoid Western hotels, shops
    After deadly car bombings last week in Beirut, the U.S. State Department cautioned Americans in Lebanon to "exercise extreme caution" while in the country and to avoid going to public places like Western-style hotels, grocery stores and shopping centers....
  • Maliki calls on Iraqis to expel Al Qaeda from Anbar or face attack

    Maliki calls on Iraqis to expel Al Qaeda from Anbar or face attack
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki urged the residents of Fallouja to expel Al Qaeda-aligned militants who seized the city last week or deal with an imminent attack by government forces to regain the Sunni Muslim stronghold, news agencies in Baghdad...
  • Syria's Assad: Still the wrong choice

     Syria's Assad: Still the wrong choice
    The war in Syria, and the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia it in part represents, again reared its ugly head in Beirut on Dec. 27 and Jan. 2. First came the car bomb that killed moderate Lebanese politician Mohamad Chatah and six others. Many...
  • Syria rebels fight Al Qaeda ally for control of key city

    Syria rebels fight Al Qaeda ally for control of key city
    BEIRUT — Syrian rebel groups battled one another Monday for control of a provincial capital, part of a vicious round of score settling targeting an Al Qaeda affiliate that gained stature fighting President Bashar Assad but alienated many by imposing...
  • Extremist Syrian rebel group accused of mass-executing prisoners

    Extremist Syrian rebel group accused of mass-executing prisoners
    BEIRUT -- An extremist rebel faction operating in Syria is reported to have killed an unknown number of prisoners it abducted near the contested city of Aleppo as its forces came under fire from rival opposition groups, activists said. Many of the...
  • Islamists opposed by U.S. seek to end clashes among Syrian rebels

    Islamists opposed by U.S. seek to end clashes among Syrian rebels
    BEIRUT -- An Al Qaeda affiliate is trying to broker a cease-fire among Syrian rebel factions that have been battling each other in recent days. In a statement, the leader of Al Nusra Front complained Tuesday that the conflict between the Islamic State...