The U.S. military will subject Syrian rebels taking part in a new training program to psychological evaluations, biometrics checks and stress tests under a screening plan that goes well beyond the steps the United States normally takes to vet foreign soldiers, a sign of the risks the Obama administration faces as it expands support for […]
Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr handed over Free Syrian Army Colonel Abdullah Rifai , who was arrested at a Lebanese Army checkpoint near Arsal on November 9 , to the General Security. The Lebanese Army said in a statement on November 9 that it arrested Rifai who was being smuggled into the country by Khaled […]
Deputy commander of the Free Syrian Army Colonel Malik al Kurdi told An Nahar Newspaper that what happened on the Lebanese-Syrian border, “confirms what we have been saying all along and that is Hezbollah and Iran are deeply involved in the suppression of the Syrian people
MAFRAQ, Jordan — To the caches of ammunition and medicines that they lug each day from this border city back into their homeland, Syrian rebels have added new tools to support their fight against President Bashar al-Assad: metal detectors and pickaxes. The rebels, struggling to finance their effort, have joined an emerging trade in illicitly […]
Leaders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have announced in a statement that they captured 13 suspected members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia around the Syrian city of Homs, and threatened to launch full scale attacks against the Lebanese capital city of Beirut if Hezbollah doesn’t withdraw entirely from the region.
Syrian rebel fighters on the Turkish border are pushing ahead with a plan to turn territory in Idlib province that has been mostly under their control since early summer into a logistics and training base for fighters across the country.
After 18 months of violent unrest, clouds of black smoke suggest conflict is closing in on Syria’s capital. On the streets of Damascus, no one flinches when artillery shells explode just a few miles away. Residents who support neither the government nor the opposition say the situation is out of their control.
WHILE THE UN dithers over whether to accept Turkey’s proposal for a safe zone within Syria, the Free Syrian army is quietly carving out its own “mini state” from the towns and strategic areas it now controls. Since capturing the crucial border town of Azaz six weeks ago, the FSA has even reopened the adjoining […]
Opposition fighters in Syria said early Saturday that they had captured an air defense base in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, taking at least 16 soldiers captive and seizing weapons and ammunition in what appeared to be part of a broader rebel offensive against Syrian military installations in several parts of the country.
Just a few months ago, Thwaiba Kanafani was leading a normal life with her husband, six-year-old son and three-year-old daughter in Canada. An engineer by training, she had been working in the oil industry.