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Al Jazeera TV channel: Syrian insurgents shoot down Air Force helicopter

Syrian insurgents have shot down an Air Force helicopter, Al Jazeera TV channel said today. According to the TV channel, the helicopter was shot down near the city of Idlib. The Syrian authorities have not yet confirmed this information. Previously, … Continue reading

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Cajoling, Drugging and More as Rebels Try to Draw Defectors

By: Kareem Fahim and Hwaida Saad ANTAKYA, Turkey — For months, the disparate militias known as the Free Syrian Army relied on defections from the Syrian military to lead a credible if halting challenge to the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Every … Continue reading

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Video: Fighters ready for battle with Assad

Video obtained by Reuters show dozens of Free Syrian Army fighters preparing for battle as they camp in a rural area near Deraa. Sunita Rappai reports. Source: Reuters

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Syria: The Devastated Battlefield Of Homs

The FSA stronghold is the Khaldia district but it manages to keep the Syrian army out of other quarters as well. The area is devastated. High-rise buildings have collapsed, their floors pancaked one on top of the other. Shops and … Continue reading

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Syria clashes warm up

Syrian forces reportedly killed five civilians in shelling of rebel areas and clashes with gunmen on Sunday, testing a shaky UN-backed ceasefire as international monitors prepared to fly in. UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he was “very much concerned” at … Continue reading

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A Syrian rebel commander bemoans lack of international aid

By: Roy Gutman ISTANBUL, Turkey — After spending six and a half months in northern Syria commanding a ragtag local resistance force, whose small arms and homemade bombs are no match for the army’s tanks, artillery and militia, Abdullah Awdeh … Continue reading

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Ambushed, outgunned, Syrian fighters plead for arms

Puffing hard on a cigarette, the Syrian opposition fighter relived the moment earlier this week when his band of fighters was caught in Syrian army crossfire as they tried to smuggle a wounded comrade over the hilly border to Turkey. … Continue reading

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Rights Group Accuses Some Syrian Rebels of Abuses

BEIRUT — An international human rights group Tuesday accused some in Syria’s armed opposition of carrying out serious abuses, including the kidnapping and torture of security forces, in a sign of the growing complexity of the year-old uprising against President … Continue reading

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Syria troops fight rebels in rare Damascus clashes

By: Bassem Mroue Rare gunbattles between security forces and rebels broke out Monday in an upscale Damascus neighborhood where embassies are located and senior officials live, one of the most serious confrontations in the tightly controlled capital since the anti-government … Continue reading

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Syrian insists rebels are regrouping, won’t cave

GORENTAS, Turkey — A man who says he’s among those fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria says the rebels are regrouping despite some bitter defeats. Ahmad Mihbzt is one of many rebels who have recently fled to … Continue reading

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