Google has released its annual Zeitgeist video, and this year's packs in everything from Pope Francis to the Free Syrian Army. The video is not simply a collection of what Google deemed most important in 2013, but is a compilation of some of the year's top searches in the United States. Show More Summary
Heavy snow hit the Middle East last week, leading to snowmen in front of Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock and snowball fights among Free Syrian army fighters. And in Jordan, King Abdullah II took the opportunity to do his people some good and help them move cars stuck in snow. Show More Summary
Iraqis loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr, the well-known anti-American Shiite cleric, are fighting in Syria in support of the Assad regime, according to the opposition. Maj. Maher al-Naimi, a spokesman for the rebel Free Syrian Army, told the Arabic newspaper, Asharq Al-Awsat: “There are armed groups coming to Syria to support the regime’s army. This was [...]
As was reported several days ago, the latest embarrassment for US foreign policy in Syria took place when the US-backed commander of the Free Syrian Army was forced to flee the country to Qatar after "Islamist fighters ran the top Western-backed...Show More Summary
On Syria: “The U.S. gave us the impression that they were going to do things in Syria that they finally didn’t. The aid they’re giving to the Free Syrian Army is irrelevant. Now they say they’re going to stop the aid: OK, stop it. It’s not doing anything anyway.” The Israeli prime minister? Sen. John […]
DUBAI — A year ago, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) created what it called a “Supreme Military Council” under Gen. Salim Idriss to coordinate operations by moderate rebel groups. This week, that structure was rocked as the group’s U.S.-supplied warehouse in northern Syria was overrun by rebels from a rival Islamist faction — triggering a […]
(By Juan Cole) The United States and the United Kingdom have suspended aid to the Syrian National Council and its Free Syrian Army, headed by Gen. Salim Idriss, after FSA warehouses of…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is concerned about troubles facing Syria's Western-backed opposition but it will keep supporting Free Syrian Army leader General Salim Idris and the moderate opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said o...
Well, they really had already -- but now the center cannot hold, either. The leader of the Free Syrian Army, the Western-backed military coalition in the country, has fled Syria, taking refuge in Qatar's capital. General Salim Idriss,...Show More Summary
The top Western-backed rebel commander in Syria has fled the country amid growing infighting with Islamist rebels, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Gen. Salim Idris of the Free Syrian Army fled into Turkey and flew to Doha, Qatar on Sunday...Show More Summary
The U.K. and the U.S. have suspended non-lethal assistance to Assad’s opposition in northern Syria in the wake of fighters from he Islamist Front seizing bases from the Free Syrian Army. As the BBC’s James Reynolds explains, some of the supplies sent by the U.S. Show More Summary
The US and Britain have cut off aid to Syria's opposition, after Islamist rebel groups seized bases loaded with Western-provided goods from their former Free Syrian Army colleagues. The move won't affect humanitarian aid, a US embassy spokesman tells the BBC, but rather the "non-lethal" military assistance the countries have...
Both countries are suspending non-lethal aid because of infighting among the various factions opposed to President Bashar Assad. The rebel Free Syrian Army, which has lost ground in recent days to an Islamist group, criticized the decision.
Equipment and supplies for opposition blocked after Islamic Front rebels take control of Free Syrian Army bases.
What did Syrian Gen. Salim Idriss mean when he said the Free Syrian Army he commands would be ready to fight with the regular Syrian army against al-Qaeda after President Bashar al-Assad leaves power? His comment, quoted in my Post column Tuesday, has caused a stir within the Syrian opposition — with some blasting Idriss […]
The leader of the Western-backed rebel Free Syrian Army has said that forces aligned to him would not join the peace conference in Geneva in January. Gen Salim Idris, head of the FSA’s Supreme Military Council, told al-Jazeera that they would continue to try to topple President Bashar al-Assad. He warned Mr Assad would use [...]
Free Syrian Army commander Salim Idriss vows no let-up in combat during world powers' conference in Geneva.
[A Shiite fighter battles the rebels of the Free Syrian Army on Friday in Hatita, a town in the countryside of Damascus. Photo by Jaber al-Helo via AP] Read more...
Syrian rebels this week showed off a miniature drone they they claim to have brought down using frequency interference. Fighters from the Free Syrian Army told Reuters that the unmanned, remote-controlled aircraft belonged to President Bashar al-Assad's forces. The reb …
The mainstream rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) has laid out the conditions for its participation in Geneva peace talks, including the demand that a transitional authority be given full powers. The international community has been seeking for months to convene a Syria peace conference in Geneva, but proposed dates have come and gone with no [...]