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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.

Syria hails Aleppo airport reopening as a victory over rebels

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 20:41

Syria hailed the reopening of Aleppo international airport on Wednesday after a year`s closure as a military victory over rebels, on the opening day of peace talks in Switzerland aimed at ending the civil war.

Kerry hopeful `local ceasefires` possible ahead of Syria talks

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 04:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he hoped the Syrian regime and rebels would in the next few days agree ceasefires in parts of the battle-scarred country.

Syrian troops kill 40 rebels in Aleppo

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 07:36

At least 40 rebels were killed Saturday by Syrian troops in the country`s northern province of Aleppo, state media reported.

Rebels, jihadists in fierce battle at Syria`s Saraqeb

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 19:43

A fierce battle broke out Saturday between Syrian rebels and the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) around the northwestern town of Saraqeb, a monitoring group said.