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  • In Syria, no letup in fighting as Ramadan begins

    In Syria, no letup in fighting as Ramadan begins
    As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Wednesday in Syria, civilians in parts of Aleppo, Homs and the Damascus suburbs remained cut off from food and aid supplies as government and rebel forces tried to besiege each other into submission. Ahmad Jarba,...
  • Slaying of Syrian rebel commander exposes opposition tension

    Slaying of Syrian rebel commander exposes opposition tension
    BEIRUT — The shooting death this week of a rebel commander in northern Syria — apparently at the hands of an Al Qaeda-linked militant faction — has exposed tension between the disparate forces fighting to oust President Bashar Assad....
  • Syrian rebel group demands hand-over of slaying suspect by faction

    Syrian rebel group demands hand-over of slaying suspect by faction
    BEIRUT -- The principal U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group is requesting that an Islamist insurgent faction hand over the suspected killer of one of its commanders in an incident that has highlighted tensions among the allies fighting to overthrow the...
  • Syria: Government intensifies assault on rebel stronghold

    Syria: Government intensifies assault on rebel stronghold
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military intensified its assault Monday on rebel strongholds in Idlib province, pounding opposition-controlled areas from the air and land, according to antigovernment activists. The opposition reported more than two dozen...
  • Syria: Kurds reportedly released by kidnappers linked to Al Qaeda

    Syria: Kurds reportedly released by kidnappers linked to Al Qaeda
    BEIRUT — A rebel group in Syria with links to Al Qaeda was reported Sunday to have released hundreds of kidnapped Kurdish civilians after clashes with Kurdish militiamen that reflected the increasingly open hostility among armed factions in rebel-...
  • Car bomb kills 18 near Syria's capital; rebels say air base captured

    Car bomb kills 18 near Syria's capital; rebels say air base captured
    ANTAKYA, Turkey – Syrian rebels say they have seized a military air base in Aleppo province, almost a year after they laid siege to the facility, one of the last remaining government holdouts in the northern Syria province. The final thrust,...
  • Report: Syrian rebels targeted civilians in Assad's home province

    Report: Syrian rebels targeted civilians in Assad's home province
    BEIRUT — Syrian rebel forces killed at least 190 civilians and kidnapped more than 200 others during a much-publicized offensive in the coastal province of Latakia in August, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued today. The allegations in the...
  • Syria violence kills dozens; some rebels split from opposition group

    Syria violence kills dozens; some rebels split from opposition group
    BEIRUT -- The Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday was marked with the death of more than 20 people in an explosion in the southern Syrian province of Dara, government and opposition forces said Wednesday, and rebel factions in the area announced a break with the...
  • McCain, Graham back strikes on Syria even while criticizing Obama

    McCain, Graham back strikes on Syria even while criticizing Obama
    WASHINGTON — As President Obama tries to rally support in Congress for missile strikes on Syria, two longtime GOP critics who have been deeply troubled by the White House’s handling of the situation have nonetheless become the linchpin of...
  • Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter in tense border region

    Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter in tense border region
    Turkish authorities said Monday that they had shot down a Syrian helicopter that violated the country's airspace, news reports said. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters that Turkish fighter jets fired missiles at the helicopter after it...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group seizes Syrian town from main rebel army

    Al Qaeda-linked group seizes Syrian town from main rebel army
    An Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria has seized control of a strategic town near the border with Turkey after clashing with fighters from the mainstream opposition Free Syrian Army, or FSA. The capture of Azaz puts the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...