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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Free Syrian Army sacks chief and appoints replacement

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 01:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Amman The Western- and Arab-backed Syrian Free Army (FSA) has sacked its leader and replaced him with a more experienced field commander as part of a revamp of moderate forces ... of Engineers of Assad’s army, with Colonel Abdelilah al-Bashir, head of FSA operations in the province of Qunaitera on the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The decision was prompted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429559/free-syrian-army-sacks-chief-and-appoints-replacement
  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Top US Army General warns he may advise Obama to deploy troops against IS if air strikes fail

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:34pm by AP

    ... to achieve his stated goal of degrading and defeating Islamic State militants. "I'm still not satisfied that the moderate Free Syrian Army is moderate or an army," said US Congressman ... Associated Press in Paris Top US Army general warns he would advise Obama that ground forces may be needed to fight Islamic State if expanded air strikes fail U.S. 'may deploy troops ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593991/top-us-army-general-warns-he-may-advise-obama-deploy-troops-against-if
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Blast kills nearly all the leaders of Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:35pm by MCT

    ... the end of the organisation, which was once thought to have had as many as 35,000 fighters. Those fighters are now likely to drift to one of the other groups fighting in Syria- the Free Syrian ... McClatchy-Tribune in Istanbul Mystery surrounds the cause of an explosion that wipes out most of the top echelon of largest group fighting to topple Assad regime Blast kills Syrian rebel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589483/blast-kills-nearly-all-leaders-syrian-rebel-group-ahrar-al-sham
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Relief in US as Syrian jihadis free journalist hostage after James Foley’s killing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Associated Press in Washington Days after one American reporter's beheading, militants in Syria free another, prompting gratitude from John Kerry The United States has found something ... Qatar is a leading supporter of the Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad and has been involved in mediating past hostage releases. "Particularly after a week marked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580526/american-journalist-held-syria-freed-qatar-exerts-influence-militants
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad West’s ‘ally’ against Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian minister

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... But the Syrian army has its priorities and we shall decide what to do next." The Free Syrian Army, backed by the US, Britain, EU, Turkey and the Gulf states, insists it is the only group capable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554181/assad-wests-ally-against-islamic-state-jihadists-says-syrian-minister
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State releases new video of British hostage as US coalition takes shape

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... to al-Qaeda-backed extremists. But the leader of the Free Syrian Army group, Brigadier General Abdel Ilah al-Bashir, issued a direct appeal to US lawmakers and vowed to crush the Sunni extremists. “I hereby reaffirm the Free Syrian Army’s continued commitment to removing the twin terrorists Bashar al-Assad and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from Syrian soil,” he said in a statement, referring to the Syrian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595864/obamas-coalition-takes-shape-france-joins-war-islamic-state
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamists holding UN peacekeepers hostage set high price for their release

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:12pm by Reuters

    ... after," Tikoitoga said in Suva. "They also told us they are ensuring that they are taken out of battle areas." Heavy fighting erupted on Monday between the Syrian army and Islamist ... assured by UN headquarters that the UN will bring all its resources to bear to ensure the safe return of our soldiers," the Fijian army chief said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583899/islamists-holding-un-peacekeepers-hostage-set-high-price-their-release
  8. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL militants ride into battle in Syria in US Humvees seized from Iraq

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... of Mosul and major border crossings with Syria. The advances of ISIL in Iraq appear to have spurred on the Syrian branch, which is fighting both the army of President Bashar al-Assad and also rival opposition groups such as the Western-backed Free Syrian Army. For the first time, ISIL combatants were using US-made Humvees- four-wheel-drive military vehicles- in fighting in northern areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539122/isil-militants-ride-battle-syria-us-humvees-seized-iraq
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Video shows captured Syrian soldiers executed by Islamic State

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... captured and killed soldiers and officers in one of the bloodiest confrontations yet between the two sides. The capture of Tabqa, the Syrian army's last foothold in the area, and apparent ... Reuters in Beirut Video posted on You Tube shows dozens of bodies after slaughter following fall of airbase Captured Syrian soldiers executed by Islamic State Islamic State fighters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581481/video-shows-captured-syrian-soldiers-executed-islamic-state
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army takes control of Homs as rebels leave

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:34am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Homs Rubble cleared from streets of war-torn city as residents allowed to return to their homes Syrian army takes control of Homs as rebels leave Bulldozers cleared rubble yesterday from the streets of battle-scarred districts in the central Syrian city of Homs after government troops entered the last rebel-held neighbourhoods as part of an agreement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508785/syrian-army-takes-control-homs-rebels-leave

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