BEIRUT, Lebanon — Rebels stormed a police academy near the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, the latest in a string of gains in the country’s north using weapons seized from the Syrian military. Turning President Bashar al-Assad’s own armaments against him,
By Mohammed Alaa Ghanem – The U.S. commitment to aiding the Syrian opposition against the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad has been one of many words and few deeds. Repeated pledges of support
After months of fighting in the major city of Aleppo and surrounding countryside, opposition fighters there say they are close to forcing out the Syrian army from much of northern Syria. Opposition fighters on Sunday captured the last military base in the northern Aleppo province loyal to President Bashar
Syrian government troops regained control of a historic mosque in Aleppo after pushing rebel troops back from the area, a human rights group reported Sunday. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that government troops recaptured the mosque
At least 31 people have been killed and dozens wounded by five bomb explosions in the centre of Syria’s second city, Aleppo, officials have said. Four of the blasts happened in the city’s Saadallah al-Jabari Square,
The Syrian army rained shells on opposition bastions in and around Damascus on Tuesday and sent extra troops to second city Aleppo, as a watchdog said the death toll from 18 months of violence now tops 31,000.
Syrian rebels advanced on several fronts in their campaign to seize Aleppo, but without a significant breakthrough after hours of fierce fighting, commanders in the northern city told AFP on Friday. Meanwhile, as many as 118 people have been killed by Syrian forces across the country, Al Arabiya reported citing Syrian activists.
Syrian rebels have launched a major attack across Aleppo in an attempt to drive the forces of President Basher al-Assad out of the city. Heavy fighting is being reported in 14 districts. The British based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says hundreds of insurgents are taking part in battles and the government is responding with […]
Syrian rebels said they had launched a major attack in Aleppo on Thursday at the start of a “decisive battle” to push President Bashar al-Assad’s forces out of the country’s biggest city.
A Christian archbishop fled Syria after his offices were ransacked last week amid fighting between rebels and government forces in the country’s biggest city Aleppo, Catholic news agency Fides said on Monday. The Melchite Greek Catholic archbishop of Aleppo, Jean-Clement Jeanbart, and a number of priests fled to Lebanon