Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has urged caution over international calls to arm Syrian rebels and reserved the right for the Jewish state to block the supply of weapons that could be turned against it.Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 6:07pm
Syria’s foreign minister invited the country’s rebels on Saturday to lay down their weapons and take part in a national dialogue, saying everyone who participates will be included in a new Cabinet with wide executive powers.20 Jan 2013 - 1:48pm
Rebels fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime scored a significant victory yesterday when they took control of one of Syria's most important northern airbases, seizing tanks, helicopters and large amounts of ammunition.12 Jan 2013 - 4:02am
Syria's most powerful ally, Russia, said for the first time yesterday that President Bashar al-Assad is losing control of his country and the rebels might win the civil war, dramatically shifting the diplomatic landscape at a time of enormous momentum for the opposition.14 Dec 2012 - 5:15am
A rebel mortar attack on a school in a camp for displaced people near Damascus on Tuesday killed nine students and their teacher, Syrian state television reported, branding it a “horrific crime.”
The broadcaster also reported 20 people were injured in the attack, but it was not immediately possible to verify their identities.4 Dec 2012 - 10:47pm
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France raises prospect of arming Syrian rebels16 Nov 2012 - 3:47am
Britain to begin talks with Syrian rebels8 Nov 2012 - 4:15am
Syrian rebels launched a devastating car bomb attack Monday that killed 50 pro-regime fighters, a watchdog said, as air strikes pounded rebel positions and the opposition held talks on an overhaul.6 Nov 2012 - 12:30pm
The US administration's decision to drop its recognition of the Syrian National Council (SNC) as the leading Syrian opposition group and propose creating a new umbrella organisation surprised and puzzled close allies.4 Nov 2012 - 1:26pm
Syrian warplanes hammered Damascus on Monday with loud explosions shaking the capital on the fourth day of a Muslim holiday marked by the failure of a ceasefire bid, a correspondent said.
The explosions, which appeared to come from several different districts, could be heard over about two hours and were among the most intense in the city since the beginning of the 19-month conflict.29 Oct 2012 - 7:23pm
The Syrian army on Saturday accused rebels of committing increasing violations of a failed truce proposed for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday and vowed to fight back.
“For the second day, terrorist groups continued to flagrantly violate the ceasefire announced and respected by the army command,” the military said in a statement on state television.28 Oct 2012 - 2:22am
Syrian rebels have shot down a fighter jet in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group and an army defector said.
"The rebels shot down the fighter jet in the west of Aleppo province, where fierce battles are taking place," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
"The jet was bombarding the village of Khan al-Asal."15 Oct 2012 - 5:05am
Rebel fighters will execute dozens of Iranians they kidnapped in August unless Syria’s army withdraws from the embattled Eastern Ghuta area of Damascus province, a rebel commander said on Friday.6 Oct 2012 - 2:38pm 1 comment
A military air strike on the town of Salqeen in Syria’s mostly rebel-held province of Idlib on Monday killed 12 people, including five children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.1 Oct 2012 - 4:25pm