Tag: Syrian Rebels

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Nikki Haley: ‘Get Iran and Their Proxies Out’ of Syria

America’s United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters Wednesday that, while she supported peace talks for all sides of the Syrian civil war, the United States believed it imperative to “get Iran and their proxies” out of the country to maintain longstanding peace.

A Syrian man carries a child as they await treatment at a hospital in the regime-held part of Aleppo on October 13, 2016. Syrian state television said four children were killed by rebel rocket fire on a school in a western regime-held neighbourhood. / AFP / GEORGE OURFALIAN (Photo credit …

Hezbollah Media: Agreement Reached to Restart Aleppo Evacuation

(Associated Press) BEIRUT –  An agreement was reached Saturday to allow “humanitarian cases” to leave two besieged government-held Shiite villages in northwestern Syria, a step that would allow the resumption of civilian and rebel evacuations from eastern Aleppo which were

Syrian pro-government forces stand next to a 106mm recoilless anti-tank cannon as residents (unseen) fleeing the eastern part of Aleppo arrive at the Jabal Badro crossing point, which was recently retaken from rebel fighters by the regime forces, on November 30, 2016.

Aleppo Rebels Hope to Reverse Fortunes Under New Alliance

Rebels in Aleppo have agreed to form a new military alliance to better organize the defense of parts of the city they control from a ferocious assault by the government and its allies, officials in two of the insurgent groups said on Thursday.

This frame grab from video provided by Thiqa news agency, a Syrian opposition media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows flames rises from an explosive vehicle bomb that attacked a Syrian government position, in southwest of Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Oct, 28, 2016. Rebels detonating three vehicle-borne explosives …

Syrian Rebels Battle Each Other North of Aleppo

Syrian insurgents clashed in a town near the Turkish border on Monday as inter-rebel tensions spilled over, playing to President Bashar al-Assad’s advantage with the government tightening its grip on rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in the Saudi city of Jeddah on May 15, 2016, as Washington and Riyadh consult ahead of another week of diplomacy on the Syria conflict

Saudis Join U.S., Russia for Talks Over Syria

Top diplomats were to meet in Switzerland Saturday in a fresh push to revive a ceasefire in Syria, after pro-government forces intensified their bombardment of the battered city of Aleppo.

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Turkey Launches Major U.S.-Backed Ground and Air Incursion Inside Syria

TEL AVIV – Backed up by U.S. drones and American military advisers, Turkey on Wednesday launched a major military incursion across the border into neighboring Syria, deploying special operations ground forces and tanks while simultaneously launching airstrikes targeting Islamic State strongholds.

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Report: Russia’s ‘Secret Mercenaries’ Fighting Rebels, U.S. Troops in Syria

Russia is secretly using mercenaries to combat rebels and U.S. forces on the ground in Syria on behalf of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Sky News reveals, citing young Russians who claim they were hired to fight in the Middle Eastern country by a private military company ran by a Nazi aficionado.

Islamic State Claims It Shot Down Syrian Air Force Jet, Captured Pilot

Russian Helicopter Shot Down in Syria, Killing All 5 Onboard

Rebels in Syria shot down a Russian combat helicopter Monday amid fierce fighting around Aleppo, killing all five people on board in the deadliest single incident for the Russian military since it became embroiled in Syria’s civil war 10 months ago.

Syrian Rebels Targeted by Russian Planes AP

Revamped Pentagon Program Has Trained Fewer than 100 Syrians

The revamped Pentagon program to train so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has produced less than 100 fighters since it was launched nearly six months ago, according to U.S. officials.

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Report: Millions in CIA Weapons for Syrian Rebels Sold on Black Market

Millions of dollars worth of CIA- and Saudi Arabian-supplied weapons destined for Syrian rebels, including “Kalashnikov assault rifles, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades,” have been stolen by Jordanian intelligence officials and sold on the black market, found a joint investigation by the New York Times (NYT) and Al Jazeera, citing unnamed U.S. and Jordanian officials.

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Hezbollah Blames Rebel Shelling for Death of Top Commander in Syria

Lebanon’s Shi’ite Muslim movement Hezbollah said on Saturday its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in Syria by artillery shells fired by Sunni Islamist insurgents near Damascus airport. Hezbollah announced Badreddine’s death on Friday and held a military funeral

A general view shows the wreckage of a government warplane after Al-Nusra front (Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate) reportedly shot it down over the northern Syrian town of Al-Eis on April 5, 2016 and captured one crew member alive, a rebel source and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Rebels Shoot Down Second Syrian Jet In A Month

Rebels shot down a second Syrian warplane in less than a month on Tuesday and a monitoring group said they captured its pilot in an area near Aleppo where heavy fighting has erupted in recent days despite a cessation of