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.

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 against government positions to the city's southwest and attacking with hundreds of rockets, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It said at least one of the vehicles was driven by a suicide bomber for the al-Qaida-linked Fatah al-Sham Front, which also announced the offensive. (Thiqa News Agency, via AP)

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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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

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

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Rebels Shoot Down Syrian Warplane

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Rebels shot down a Syrian government warplane over western Syria on Saturday, rebels and a military source said, although there were conflicting accounts on whether it had been brought down by a missile or anti-aircraft guns. The

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As Syria’s War Shifts, So Do Rebel Alliances

The Wall Street Journal reports: KHIRBA AL-BAQAR, Syria—In a farmhouse surrounded by wheat fields some 45 miles north of Raqqa, a frustrated rebel commander bides his time, his battle plans on hold as apartial cease-fire in Syria’s five-year war officially

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Top Syrian Rebel Killed in Airstrike Near Damascus

Opposition activists say an airstrike near the capital Damascus has killed top rebel commander Zahran Allouch. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an airstrike hit an Islam Army meeting near the Damascus suburb of Otaya on Friday killing