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Decision to sack Syria rebel command reversed

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 00:25

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

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 02:53

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

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 13:36

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 07:06

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 07:46

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

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 00:22

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

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 09:35

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

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 15:10

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

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 15:04

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

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 09:08

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

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 09:06

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 12:46

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.