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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US commandos planned for the worst in freeing army sergeant, says Hagel

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Kabul US commandos 'took every possible precaution' as they arrived to free soldier Bowe Bergdahl following detainee exchange deal with Taliban Tense end to five years in captivity US commandos planned for the worst as they arrived at a site in eastern Afghanistan to free Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl after the Taliban had agreed to release him in exchange ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian opposition group yields to pressure, votes to join peace talks

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 10:37pm by NYT

    ... government, "Geneva became an essential option because we're facing a stalemate between the Free Syrian Army and Assad". Kamal Labwani, a member of the coalition, said the meeting had been so tense that the coalition president, Ahmed Jarba, had slapped a representative of the rebel Free Syrian Army. ...

  3. News - World

    United States resumes the supply of non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:19am by Reuters

    ... al-Assad's government in Geneva. The US officials said the aid was being sent through Turkey into Syria, with the co-ordination of the Free Syrian Army's Supreme Military Council. They stressed ... Associated Press in Geneva US resumes aid supply to Syrian opposition The United States has restarted deliveries of non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition more than a month after ...

  4. News - World

    Syria army pounds eastern districts of Damascus

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 04:02pm

    ... rebels from the Free Syrian Army claimed to have downed a military helicopter in the district of Qaboon during heavy shelling and fierce fighting that also engulfed nearby Jubar as well ... a rebel commander said that the army’s new focus was the Ghuta area in the countryside east of Damascus. The Syrian Revolution General Council, an activist network on the ground, said that regime ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Twin car bombings kill dozens in Damascus

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 04:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Jaramana

    ... “This is your airplane, O Bashar,” a man said in one video as fire and smoke rose from the mass of broken metal. “The Free Syrian Army has downed it.” It came a day after rebels downed an army ... in the town. The death toll mounted as the day wore on, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights giving tallies of 20, then 29, 38 and later 54. More than 120 people were wounded, and many ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    British security council unanimously backs action on Syria

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:16am by Reuters and Agence France-Presse

    ... are the General Staff Command Building on Umayyad Square, the nearby airforce command and the security compounds in the Western Kfar Souseh districts, residents of the area and a Free Syrian Army rebel ... an undisclosed location in Syria that based on Free Syrian Army intelligence gatherings, the general staff command had been moved to an alternative compound in the foothills of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian troops press assault on town near Damascus

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 05:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... but the Daraya Martyrs battalion, a unit of the rebel Free Syrian Army, has kept them at bay, the activists said. Air and artillery bombardments have focused on Daraya and the nearby town of Mudamiyeh ... 22nd month, a watchdog and activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fierce battles as the army sent in reinforcements and tried to storm the town of Daraya on different ...

  8. News - World - CONFLICT

    Children used as sniper targets in Syria, says UN

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that Syrian children are killed or injured in indiscriminate bombings, shot by snipers, used as human shields or victims of terror tactics". Zerrougui presented the report, which says boys as young as 10 are used by armed groups to work as combatants and porters. It says there are a growing number of reports of the Free Syrian Army, the main rebel group, recruiting children, mostly ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Western leaders hail Syrian rebels' decision to attend peace talks

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... the butcher [Assad] of all his powers," he said. The head of the rebel Free Syrian Army, General Selim Idriss, called for a "peaceful resolution" to the Syria war, and urged ... it as a "path that will ultimately lead to a better future for all Syrians". "We all know that the process ahead will be difficult, but I say directly to the Syrian people: we will stand ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels blow up Aleppo hotel turned army base

    Posted May 08th 2014, 06:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Syrian rebels blew up a luxury hotel turned army base in the historic heart of Aleppo on Thursday after tunnelling under the front line that divides ... But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there were dead and wounded among government troops occupying the building. “The explosion that was heard in Aleppo’s Old City was caused by explosives ...




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