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Rebel Groups in Syria Make Framework for Military

Military commanders of the main Free Syrian Army units from all over Syria agreed Friday to a unified command structure, bowing to intense pressure from Qatar and Saudi Arabia, who the fighters said promised more advanced weapons once a central … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – On the Run with Rebels in Syria

CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports the fierce fighting between rebels and Syrian forces.

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Syrian rebels attack airbase near Aleppo

By: David Thomas and Julian Borger Syrian rebels have attacked government forces guarding a key airbase in the north of the country, activists said, a day before an opposition conference begins in Qatar. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said … Continue reading

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FSA launches ‘major’ assault on Assad’s army base ahead of opposition talks

Syrian opposition forces launched on Saturday what they said was a major assault on a northern airbase used to deploy regime air power, on the eve of a crucial meeting to decide the future of the opposition. The attack on … Continue reading

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‘Heavy fighting’ at Syria’s Taftanaz airbase

An assault has been launched by rebels in the northwest of Syria against a major air force base, anti-government activists and a rights group have said. The Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC), a network of opposition activists, said on Saturday that … Continue reading

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Syrian opposition takes air defense facilities in Idlib under control

Syrian opposition took air defense facilities in the city of Idlib under control, the Anadolu agency reported on Saturday. Earlier it was reported that the government air force bombs its air defense facilities along the border with Turkey to prevent … Continue reading

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Iranian drones guiding Syrian attacks, rebels say

By: Nick Paton Walsh BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian rebels call them “wizwayzi,” humming eyes in the sky they say guide the government warplanes and gunners who bombard their positions. They’re surveillance drones, easily visible from the ground and seen in … Continue reading

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Syria rebels report advances in Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Rebels seized two northern districts in Syria’s largest city Aleppo on Thursday, activists said, on the eve of a proposed truce for a Muslim religious holiday. “We have just liberated Ashrafiyeh and the Syriac quarter,” a rebel … Continue reading

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FSA close to securing “buffer zone” in northern Syria

By: Paula Astatih and Sami Amara BEIRUT, Lebanon – Al-Assad regime forces withdrew from the city of Harem in Idlib Governorate on Tuesday following prolonged bloody clashes there. Following this, the Free Syrian Army [FSA] announced that it had been … Continue reading

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Russia: Syria rebels have US-made weapons

A senior Russian general has said Syrian rebels now have anti-aircraft weapons, including US-made Stingers. Gen Nikolai Makarov was quoted by the Interfax news service as saying the origin of the surface-to-air missiles should be “cleared up”. Russia is the … Continue reading

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