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UK had plan to train and equip 100,000 Syrian rebels

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 05:15

Britain had planned to train and equip a 100,000-strong rebel army to defeat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before it was deemed to be too risky, BBC Newsnight reported on Thursday.

Syrian rebels kill 20 troops in tunnel blast

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 20:00

Syrian rebels blew up a tunnel packed with explosives in the northern city of Aleppo killing at least 20 pro-government fighters, activists and rebels has said.

Rebel attack during Syrian election campaigning kills more than 20: monitoring group

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:31

More than 20 people were killed when Syrian rebels shelled a tent being used for election campaigning in the southern province of Deraa, a monitoring group said on Friday.

Jordan jails 10 jihadists for trying to join Syrian rebels

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 07:24

Jordan`s military-run State Security Court Monday decided to imprison 10 "jihadists" for two years -and-a -half each after they tried to enter Syria

Syrian rebels accused of using toxic gas

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 04:32

Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front used toxic gas in the central province of Hama, killing at least two people and causing suffocation to hundred others, official Syrian media said Saturday.

Syrian rebels release nuns held since December

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 07:18

Syrian rebels released a group of about a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns who had been held since December, Lebanon`s official news agency reported on Monday.

Pakistan denies plans to arm Syrian rebels

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 21:51

Pakistan on Thursday strongly denied it had any plans to send weapons to Syrian rebels, following reports that Saudi Arabia was holding talks with it about arming the opposition.

Saudi `seeking Pakistan arms for Syrian rebels`

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 18:40

Saudi Arabia is in talks with Pakistan to provide anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets to Syrian rebels to try to tip the balance in the war to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, a Saudi source said on Sunday.

Syria rebels battle to prevent regime seizing strategic town

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 20:19

Syrian rebels were engaged in fierce battles Thursday with regime forces trying to capture the town of Yabrud, their last stronghold in the strategic Qalamun region near the Lebanese border, an NGO said.

Syrian rebels breach truce

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 19:31

Syrian rebels in the city of Homs breached a truce with government troops by firing multiple mortar shells at a police office building, media reports quoted Governor Talal Barazi as saying Saturday.

Syrian rebels free hundreds in attack on prison

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 02:41

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of a Syrian prison on Thursday and rebels stormed in behind him, freeing hundreds of inmates.

Syrian rebels declare new assault on Aleppo after Assad gains

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 16:18

Rebels announced a new military campaign in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Thursday, a few days after government forces stepped up air attacks in a bid to recapture territory and drive residents out of opposition-held areas.