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Syrian rebel delegation in Washington seeking revival of CIA aid

AMMAN (Reuters) - Free Syrian Army envoys have urged U.S. officials at talks in Washington to resume a suspended CIA program of military aid if it is serious about challenging growing Iranian influence in Syria, according to Syrian opposition figures.

Syrian army frees eastern city from ISIS, state media says

Syrian state media say the army has liberated the eastern city of Deir Ezzor from the Islamic State group. Friday's report says the military is now in full control of the long contested city. Syrian government forces and their pro-government allies first broke the militant group's siege of their...

Syrian state media: Army frees city of Deir el-Zour from ISIS

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Friday’s report says the military is now in full control of the long contested city.        

Turkey's Erdogan says major operation in Syria's Idlib

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that a major military operation was underway in the Syria's northwest province of Idlib, which Free Syrian Army rebel groups earlier said they were preparing to enter with Turkish backing. Show More Summary

Erdogan: Turkey backing FSA rebels in new Idlib push

Turkish president says operation in province largely controlled Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham is led by the Free Syrian Army.

Syria: Turkish forces prepare to support anti-Assad rebels in Idlib

Erdo?an offers assistance to ‘our brothers in Idlib’ as fighters from Free Syria Army carry out campaign Turkish forces are preparing to enter Idlib province to support rebel forces opposing both the Syrian regime and jihadist insurgents, the Turkish president has said. Show More Summary

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels ready to enter northwest Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Free Syrian Army rebel groups are ready to enter insurgent-controlled areas of northwest Syria with the backing of Turkish forces, a senior official in the Liwa al-Mutasem group, which is participating in the operation, said on Saturday.

U.S. Military Battles Syrian Rebels Once Supported by CIA, Now Backed by Turkey

Once a primary recipient of CIA assistance, the Free Syrian Army has since turned on U.S. efforts to battle ISIS using Kurdish militias.

How a Free Syrian Army Unit Uncovered the Rebels’ Israeli Connection and Switched Sides

Before the Golan Brigade was targeted for destruction by Israel and Al Qaeda, it was allied with them. QUNEITRA, SYRIA—Ahmad Kaboul has big shoes to fill. Earlier this summer, his childhood friend and commanding officer of the GolanShow More Summary

Syria's Cauldron: One Step Away from Major Showdown

Authored by Peter Korzun via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Syrian rebels from Eastern Lions and Ahmad al-Abdo Army formations – the elements of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) - state that they are «intensely» attacking Iranian-backed pro-government militias in the eastern Syrian desert in an operation dubbed «The Land is Ours». Show More Summary

Turkey steps up training of Syrian opposition forces

8 months agoNews : Trending Now

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has stepped up training of the Free Syrian Army, which has fought alongside Turkish forces against the Islamic State group and U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels, official media said Saturday.

Austria Convicts Asylum Seeker of War Crimes for Killing 20 Syrian Soldiers

The court sentenced the man to life in prison on charges he murdered injured Assad troops while fighting with the Free Syrian Army.

The Gun That Is in Almost 100 Countries: Why the AK-47 Dominates

Blake Franko Security,  The story of the Kalashnikov. A few months ago, fighters from the Free Syrian Army  ran  American special-operations forces out of a town near the Turkish border, hurling insults like “infidels,” “crusaders,” “dogs” and “pigs.” These fighters, who are actively benefiting from U.S. Show More Summary

The Raqqa Diaries by Samer review – brutal and powerful

Reports smuggled out of Isis-occupied Syria detail the horrors faced by a desperate population In March 2013, Free Syrian Army fighters, alongside the al-Qaida-linked militia Jabhat al-Nusra, liberated Raqqa, a city in Syria’s east. Statues of Assad were attacked, detainees were set free, a hip-hop concert was held. Show More Summary

U.S. immigration ban ‘closes its heart’ to the people, says Syrian refugee who may not attend Oscars

11 months agoArts : Art Beat

Hala with her four children: Sara, Farah, Helen and Mohammed. Credit: Alina Emrich For three years, documentary filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen followed one Syrian family: Hala, her husband Abu Ali, a commander in the Free Syrian Army, and their four young children: Sara, Farah, Helen and Mohammed. Show More Summary

Hama-based rebel group withdraws from Syria ceasefire: statement

12 months agoNews : Reuters: World News

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A rebel group fighting under the Free Syrian Army banner in northwest Syria has withdrawn from a shaky nationwide ceasefire, blaming the government and its allies for violations.

Jihadists crush Syria rebel group, in a blow to diplomacy

12 months agoNews : Reuters: World News

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A powerful jihadist group has crushed a Free Syrian Army rebel faction in northwestern Syria, in an attack that threatens to deal a critical blow to the more moderate wing of the Syrian rebellion and derail new Russian-backed peace talks.

Jihadists in Syria launch assault on rebels attending peace talks

12 months agoNews : Reuters: World News

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A jihadist group launched a major assault on Free Syrian Army factions in Syria as they attended peace talks in Kazakhstan, rebel officials said on Tuesday, igniting a new conflict among insurgents that could further strengthen the government's hand.

Former FSA commander's visit to Moscow stirs anger

Members of the Free Syrian Army denounced a visit by a former rebel commander to Russia.

Syria: Turkey takes fight to Isis in assault on western base of al-Bab

Assault on stronghold, thought to be where Istanbul attack was planned, will soon be over, say Erdo?an and Free Syria Army Turkey has said the operation to retake the Syrian town of al-Bab, Islamic State’s westernmost stronghold, will...Show More Summary

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