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Syrian rebels Declare War on al Qaeda

Syrian rebels said on Friday the assassination of one of their top commanders by al Qaeda-linked militants was tantamount to a declaration of war, opening a new front for the Western-backed fighters struggling against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

e Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Islamists, whose smaller but more effective forces control most


Tons of Weapons Delivered to Syrian Rebels

Lord Ashdown, the former Liberal Democrat leader, spoke out against arming Syria’s rebels and called for pressure to be put on Qatar and Saudi Arabia to cut off funding for arms.

“They do not need arms. It is an unchallenged figure that 3,500 tons of arms have been shipped in by way of Croatia


Syrian Catholic Priest Beheaded by Rebels

Syrian Catholic priest Francois Murad killed last weekend by jihadi fighters was beheaded, according to a report by Catholic Online which is linking to video purportedly showing the brutal murder.

As TheBlaze reported last week, Murad, 49, was setting up a monastery in Gassanieh, northern Syria.


Putin: Syrian Rebels who Eat Human Flesh Should not be Armed

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving in Britain ahead of an international summit set to be dominated by disagreement over the U.S. decision to send weapons to Syria’s rebels, said the West must not arm fighters who eat human flesh.

In Syria, rebels fought back on Sunday against forces of President Bashar al-Assad and his


Whitehouse: Red Line Crossed in Syria, Chemical Weapons Used

Syria has crossed a “red line” with its use of chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the United States to increase the “scale and scope” of its support for the opposition, the White House said Thursday.

Rebel fighters fire at government forces in the northern


Alleged Ethnic Cleansing by Syrian Rebel Group

A rebel armed group calling itself “As-Sadiq Al Ameen” has committed what appears to be a massacre against Shia civilians in Deir Ezzor. According to a video that emerged on Tuesday, the group targetted the civilians because they are Shia. Residents say the group is still chasing other “Shia” who had escaped the


Senator McCain Meets with Syrian Rebel Commanders

Sen. John McCain visited rebels in Syria on Monday, his communications director confirmed to CNN, making the Arizona Republican the highest ranking elected official from the United States to visit the war-torn country.

Brian Rogers confirmed a report that originally appeared on The Daily Beast, which indicated McCain entered Syria through Turkey, and remained


U.S. Seriously Considers Arming Syrian Rebels

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Discussions within the Obama administration in favor of providing arms to the Syrian rebels are gaining ground amid new indications that President Bashar Assad’s regime may have launched additional chemical weapons attacks, U.S. and other diplomatic officials say.

As the number of suspected attacks grows, U.S. officials said intelligence agencies are seeing signs


U.S. Readies $130m for Syrian Rebels

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The US readied a package Saturday of up to $130m in non-lethal military aid to Syrian opposition forces while European countries consider easing an arms embargo, moves that could further pressure the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian rebels march in a show of strength during a demonstration in Idlib, Syria

US secretary of


Bashar al-Assad says West will ‘pay price’ for Supporting al-Qaeda


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the West will pay a high price for what he described as its support for al-Qaeda in his country’s conflict.

In a TV interview, Mr Assad compared the situation to US support for Islamists in Afghanistan leading to the rise of the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Syria’s rebel


Chemical Weapons Used on Rebels in Syria

Syrian opposition campaigners say Syrian forces fired chemical weapons at rebels surrounding an army base in the town of Adra near Damascus, killing two fighters and wounding 23.

man cries at a site hit by what activists said was a Scud missile in Aleppo’s Ard al-Hamra neighbourhood

“Doctors are describing the chemical weapon used


Syrian Rebels Accused of Firing Chemical Weapon


Syrian rebels have used rockets containing chemical substances in the conflict, killing 16 people and injuring 86, says Syria’s Information Minister. Reports say most of the casualties killed in the attack in the flashpoint city of Aleppo were civilians.

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“Terrorists fired a rocket containing chemical substances in the Khan al-Assal area of


Dozens of Execution Victims Found in Aleppo

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The bodies of dozens of young men, all apparently summarily executed, have been found in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, rebels and activists say.

At least 65 bodies were found on the banks of the Quwaiq river in the western district of Bustan al-Qasr, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)


Burma (Myanmar) Admits to Strike Against Rebels in North


There is now enough video and photo evidence to confirm that the Burmese military has deployed fighter jets and helicopters close to its border with China to use against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). One video below, in which you can hear a man speaking Kachin, shows a fighter jet being shot down. Despite this,


Rumor: Russia Switches Support to Syrian Rebels

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Russia denies that it has changed its position on Syria, despite remarks by a senior diplomat suggesting that a rebel victory is possible.

The remarks, made by the deputy Foreign Minister and Middle East Envoy Mikhail Bogdanov, were greeted by the US and its allies as a sign that Russia


Sham II: Syrian Rebels Hit the Streets with Road Warrior Style Homemade “Tank”

Syria’s rebels may have taken the concept of a video game a tad too far. A homemade rebel tank has recently been seen rolling down the road like a post-apocalyptic battle wagon — and armed with a machine gun controlled like it’s a PlayStation.

The Sham II — reportedly so named after ancient Syria


U.S. Covertly Arming Syrian Rebels


THE US is launching a covert operation to send weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time as it ramps up military efforts to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank missiles will be sent through friendly Middle Eastern countries already supplying the rebels, according to well-placed diplomatic sources.

The US has


Syrian Rebels Issue Stern Warning over the “Zero Hour”

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Unless you happen to understand the language this video is posted in, it will of course do you no good, which is what the accompanying article is for. With increased fighting in and around Damascus in recent weeks, Syrian activists have posted a video that calls on residents of the capital to prepare for what


Syrian Rebels Obtain Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles


Rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad who have lamented for much of this year the difficulties of fighting the Syrian Air Force have displayed two new weapons that could alter their antiaircraft campaign. In photographs recently posted online, two fighters were shown holding modern variants of heat-seeking, shoulder-fired antiaircraft


Rebels Attack Syrian “Pentagon”

With explosives and gunfire, rebels attacked a Syrian building akin to the Pentagon on Wednesday, the second such strike on a military facility in two days.

Four guards were killed and 14 people were injured, including civilians and soldiers, state television reported.

The attack came as a Syrian opposition advocacy group announced a stunning new


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