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Rebels claim success in battle for Syrian army base

By: Zio Constantine BEIRUT – Heavy fighting raged in Aleppo yesterday, as rebels and government security forces battled for control of a key army base in Syria’s largest city. Military sources and witnesses said the Syrian army, backed by tanks … Continue reading

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Syrian Rebel fighters prepare for battle in Aleppo

By: Dominique Soguel At a house in Aleppo’s old city, shaken by the thud of incoming artillery, Syrian rebels load their Kalashnikovs and prepare for battle. After traditional midday prayers their cry — Allahu Akbar (God is greatest) — pierces … Continue reading

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Syria rebels claim capture of part of army compound

ALEPPO, Syria – Syrian rebels claimed on Thursday to have captured part of a fortress-like army position in the northern city of Aleppo after fierce fighting, which the army denied. At least 18 soldiers and four rebels were killed in … Continue reading

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Images: Life and death in Aleppo

By: Tracey Shelton ALEPPO, Syria — Earlier this week, I was filming a feature on life on the frontlines of Aleppo, Syria. I was camping out with the men of Noor Den al-Zenke batallion, who man a two-block stretch of … Continue reading

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Syria’s revolution is being branded

By: Seamus Mirodan The revolution is being branded. A young Turkish graphic designer from the small border town of Kilis in Turkey has been commissioned by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to design their logo. More accustomed to creating posters … Continue reading

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Syria rebel-captured town Azaz lies mostly in ruins

AZAZ, Syria — This battered agricultural hub near the Turkish border is one place where the Free Syrian Army has triumphed, scattering the forces of Syrian President Bahar Assad. It has proved to be something of a Pyrrhic victory. Shot-up buildings, burned … Continue reading

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French direct aid a dubious break for Syria rebels

By: Lori Hinnant PARIS, France — France’s decision to send direct aid to Syria’s opposition represents a break for the rebels after months of Western hesitation over fears that costly equipment intended for Syria’s opposition could get lost or fall … Continue reading

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France ‘may send anti-aircraft guns to Syrian rebels’

By: Adrian Blomfield With opposition forces consolidating their hold over enclaves in the country captured from the regime, Francois Hollande’s government senses an opportunity for the West to give the rebels military assistance for the first time, a diplomat has … Continue reading

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Rebels to unite under Jordan-based general

By: Roula Khalaf LONDON, United Kingdom – Syria’s disparate rebel brigades are trying to unite under a new name and the leadership of a Jordan-based general, in what the fighters say is an attempt to respond to international and Arab … Continue reading

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Rebels attack Syrian military airport, say shot down jet

AMMAN, Jordan – Syrian rebels besieging a military airport near the border with Iraq were involved in serious fighting on Wednesday, opposition sources said, as rebels in the north of the country said they had shot down a fighter jet. … Continue reading

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