Top Syrian Alawite military officers have defected from the Syrian regime run by their co-religionist Bashar al-Assad amid political maneuverings by Alawite dissidents and clashes, NOW quoted its sources as saying Jordanian military sources told Now reporter Fadi Saad that “eight high-ranking Syrian officers have found refuge in Jordan along with their families”
Activists say that more than 200 people kidnapped recently by gunmen from opposing Sunni and Shiite villages in northern Syria have been released, temporarily easing local tensions.
Beirut, Lebanon- — Syrian rebels on Tuesday threatened to carry out attacks against Hezbollah inside Lebanon, a dangerous escalation of the conflict that could destabilize Syria’s politically volatile neighbor as well as the region. The heightened tensions on both sides of the border came as four mortar rounds hit one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s […]
Iran and Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy, are building a network of militias inside Syria to preserve and protect their interests in the event that President Bashar al-Assad’s government falls or is forced to retreat from Damascus, according to U.S. and Middle Eastern officials.
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Members of Syria’s Druze community, a small but significant religious minority, are joining the opposition in bigger numbers, ramping up pressure on the beleaguered government of President Bashar al-Assad, according to opposition activists and rebel military commanders.
Another Hezbollah jihadist was killed in Syria and was buried in the southern Lebanese town of Arab Salim. “He died while he was performing his jihadist duty,” said a Hezbollah statement . The statement which was issued on Saturday, said that the funeral of “martyr Hussein Mohammad Nazer,
Two captured Syrian military officers are begging President Bashar al-Assad to help free them from rebels. On Tuesday, a video was posted online purportedly showing the two men, who said they were abducted last October by the Free Syrian Army,
To help oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an opposition group has drafted a plan for a transitional justice system that would impose harsh penalties against die-hard members of his inner circle but provide amnesty for most of his Alawite supporters.
Rebels began to push into a strategic town in Syria’s central Hama province on Thursday and laid siege to at least one town dominated by President Bashar al-Assad’s minority sect, activists said. The operation risks inflaming already raw sectarian tensions
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has shown surprising staying power in the vicious civil war that’s been grinding on for nearly two years. One reason for its endurance is the contrast between its overwhelming advantage in firepower — which it has used with utter disregard for non-combatants’ lives — and numbers. By contrast, the disparate […]