REYHANLI, Turkey — Most of the injured Syrians who check into the volunteer-run recovery center here stay only a few weeks, maybe a month. As soon as they regain strength and mobility, they find temporary housing in Turkey or return home to fight against the Syrian regime.
The thud of shellfire echoed in the snow-covered fields in the Bekaa Valley in the latest salvo of what Syrian rebels say is a concerted effort by President Bashar al-Assad’s army to strengthen its control of the border with Lebanon. Gathered in an orchard close to the border, Syrian fighters said they worry they will […]
The Syrian military officer walked around for five months carrying a memory stick loaded with family photos in his uniform pocket, waiting for the chance to defect. When that moment arrived in late December, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Hassoun went to his Aleppo home for lunch,
ALEPPO, Syria – At a crowded market stall in Syria, a middle-aged couple, well dressed, shuffle over to press a folded note, furtively, into the hand of a foreign reporter. It is the kind of silent cry for help against a reign of fear that has been familiar to journalists visiting Syria over the past […]
Opposition fighters are celebrating success in Syria’s north but enduring cruel squalor in and around Damascus, where government forces are cutting off food and medical supplies, a rebel leader said Saturday.
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
Planning for the day after the anticipated fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has become a race against time that many proponents of a pluralistic, democratic Syria fear they are losing. In Washington, Istanbul and elsewhere, opposition activists and
Syrian rebels took full control of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on Monday after fighting raged for days in the district on the southern edge of President Bashar al-Assad’s Damascus powerbase, rebel and Palestinian sources said.
The United States welcomed on Thursday a Russian admission that Syria’s rebels may succeed in their drive to topple President Bashar al-Assad and called on Moscow to join efforts to manage a peaceful political transition. “We want to commend the Russian government for finally waking up to the reality and acknowledging that the regime’s days […]
Syria’s most powerful ally, Russia, said for the first time Thursday that President Bashar Assad is losing control of his country and the rebels might win the civil war, dramatically shifting the diplomatic landscape at a time of enormous momentum for the opposition.