Syrian rebel commander vows to defeat ISIS militants

The commander of moderate Syrian rebels vowed Thursday that his forces would crush Islamic militants who have gained a foothold in his war-torn country, in a direct appeal to US lawmakers.

Inside jihadi training camp: How Islamist fighters train for 'Black War'
Inside jihadi training camp: How Islamist fighters train for 'Black War'

Jihadists of the Islamic Front have recently released a video showing the detailed training module that Islamist fighters engaged in the strife-torn Middle East go through.

Decision to sack Syria rebel command reversed

A decision by Syria`s opposition government to sack the military command of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) over corruption allegations has been reversed by the National Coalition chief.

Syrian opposition chief to ask US for weapons

The head of the Syrian opposition in exile will visit the United States next Wednesday seeking sophisticated weapons for rebels battling to overthrow the regime, his office said today.

Free Syrian Army sacks chief, appoints replacement

The Western- and Arab-backed Syrian Free Army (FSA) has sacked its leader and replaced him with a more experienced field commander as part of a revamp of moderate forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad, opposition sources said on Monday.

Canadian killed fighting in Syria: Reports

A Canadian citizen who converted to Islam has been killed while fighting in Syria, Canadian media said.

Two Spanish journalists held by al Qaeda-linked group in Syria

A radical group linked to al Qaeda kidnapped two Spanish journalists reporting in Syria in September and is holding them captive, El Mundo newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Islamists seize Free Syrian Army arms depots: Watchdog

The largest Islamist rebel force in Syria seized arms depots belonging to the mainstream Western-backed Free Syrian Army on Saturday, a watchdog said, highlighting tensions among rebel groups.

Syrian Army captures strategic town at approaches to Aleppo

Syria`s armed forces said they had captured a strategic northern town at the eastern gates of Aleppo, the former commercial hub long the scene of fierce fighting between government and rebel fighters.

Syria rebels agree truce with jihadists in border town: Report

Rebels of the mainstream Free Syrian Army have agreed a truce with jihadists who seized a town on the Turkish border earlier this week.

Syria opposition condemns jihadist attacks on rebels

Syria`s opposition National Coalition condemned attacks by al Qaeda loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on mainstream rebels of the Free Syrian Army.

French President favours arms shipments to Free Syrian Army

French President Francois Hollande has said that France was in favour of sending weapons to the rebel Free Syrian Army but only "in a controlled environment".

Iran President `wants to discuss Syria` at UN meet: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said that Iran`s new President Hassan Rowhani has requested to meet with him on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York.

FSA fatwa forbids killing `lice growing in blessed beards`

The Free Syrian Army has issued a fatwa prohibiting the killing of lice that appear in the beard of a Muslim due to lack of hygiene during jihad.

Shias hold rally, asks Assad to protect shrines in Syria

Shia Muslims requested Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and UN to protect shrines following Free Syrian Army`s attack on holy shrine of Bibi Zainab (AS) in Damascus on July 19.

`Iraq cannot stop Iran arms transfer to Syria`

Iraq lacks the means to stop Iranian arms deliveries to Syria through its airspace, if there are any, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said.

`Friends of Syria` hold Doha talks on arming rebels

Foreign ministers of govts that support the Syrian opposition held talks in Qatar on boosting their assistance after rebels hailed recent deliveries of new types of weaponry.

US picks defected Syrian General as conduit of arms

A defected Syrian General is poised to play an important role in shaping the outcome of Syrian civil war, as the United States has said it will provide direct military assistance to the rebels.

Free Syrian Army leader warns rebels ‘might turn into terrorists’

The leader of the Free Syrian Army has warned that rebels in the country may ‘turn into terrorists’, and urged the outside world to back them before it happens.

Tunisian jihadists held in Syria

Three Tunisian jihadists have been arrested by the Syrian army, Xinhua reported.