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Syria rebels capture Christian town of Maalula: NGO

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 10:23

Syrian rebels, including jihadist groups, have captured the historic Christian town of Maalula north of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syrian aircraft kill 50 in northern rebel town

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 22:15

Syrian government helicopters dropped barrels full of explosives on a rebel-held town near the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 50 people in two separate attacks over the weekend, activists said on Sunday.

Syrian rebels mistakenly behead fellow extremist

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 22:50

An al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria reportedly beheaded a fellow extremist by mistaking him to be an Iraqi Shia fighting on the Bashar al-Assad’s regime side.

Syria rebels retake strategic base in north: NGO

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 18:51

Syrian rebels have regained control of a strategic base near Aleppo international airport in fierce fighting that left more than 50 people dead, a monitoring group said today.

Teen arrested after US teacher murdered

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 08:45

A 14-year-old boy was arrested today following the murder of a young math teacher whose body was found in the woods behind a US high school, officials said.

Oslo hunts for two teen girls bound for Syria to `help` rebels

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 19:23

Oslo has launched a global hunt for two Norwegian teenage girls of Somali origin who have allegedly travelled to Syria to support the rebels in the war-torn country, police said on Monday.

Russia, US on same page on Syria chemical weapons: Vladimir Putin

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 11:55

In a rare show of goodwill, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said that Washington and Moscow had a “common understanding” on Syria chemical weapons destruction.

Syria crisis: Barack Obama to provide chemical weapon aid to rebels

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 11:06

US President Barack Obama will now send assistance to Syrian rebels to protect them from any such future attack that might take place in the war-torn country.

Half of Syrian rebels are hardline Islamists: British study

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 09:05

Jihadists and members of hardline Islamist groups make up almost half of forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to extracts from a British defence study published in today`s Daily Telegraph.

Rebels accuse Assad, Russia of deceit in chemical plan

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:29

Syria`s top rebel commander in a television interview today accused President Bashar al-Assad`s regime and Moscow of deceit after Syria welcomed a Russian proposal to hand over its chemical weapons.

Syria rebels seize Christian town Maalula: NGO, residents

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:54

Syrian rebels, including jihadists, have taken control of the historic Christian town of Maalula, north of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog and a resident said on Sunday.

Syria rebels withdraw from Christian town: Coalition

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 15:08

Syrian rebels who seized an entry to a Christian town north of Damascus this week have now withdrawn to protect religious and archaeological sites there, an opposition statement said.