| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 2:45 PM
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-...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:20 PM
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,...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 11:39 AM
AMMAN, Jordan--A group of Islamist brigades, including the Al Qaeda-linked Nusrah Front, has taken over one of two official crossings on the 230-mile border between Syria and Jordan, according to a statement on one of the brigades' websites.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:17 PM
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 deadly attack outside Aleppo in March.
Ambassador Vitaly Churkin blamed opposition fighters for the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:39 PM
BEIRUT -- Deadly clashes raged for a second day Monday in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon as the army pressed an offensive against gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni Muslim cleric in the Mediterranean port city.
The bloodshed marks a serious...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Some members of the Syrian opposition disputed reports Wednesday that an alliance of government troops and Hezbollah fighters had driven rebel forces out of the strategic town of Qusair.
While acknowledging that the government had captured a key portion...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) paid a surprise visit to Syria on Monday and spoke with rebel leaders allied with the Free Syrian Army about the ongoing conflict with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
McCain’s office confirmed his visit...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:38 PM
United Nations envoy Kofi Annan condemned the twin bombings that rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus, attacks that further shattered a ceasefire he has been working to save, as the death toll climbed to 55....
| May 10, 2012
| 4:37 AM
Beirut -– Two massive explosions rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus on Thursday morning, killing more than 40 people and leaving 170 injured. The two rush-hour blasts, which happened seconds apart, tore through a crowded intersection near a...