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Jihadists in Syria launch assault on rebels attending peace talks

A jihadist group has launched an assault and seized some positions from Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in northwestern Syria that are attending peace talks in Kazakhstan, rebel officials said on Tuesday.

Jan 24, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

Syrian rebels agree to attend peace talks

Syrian rebel groups have agreed to attend peace talks in Kazakhstan, in what Russia says is a boost to its diplomatic attempts to end the nearly six-year-old civil war.

Jan 16, 2017, 19:00 PM IST

Car bomb near Syria-Turkey border crossing kills at least 20

At least 20 people, mostly Syrian rebel fighters, were killed after a car bomb exploded on Thursday near a checkpoint close to the Bab al Salam crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in northern Syria, two witnesses said.

Oct 14, 2016, 03:11 AM IST

US has removed troops from Syria: Turkey President

At least 27 men of the US Special Operations Forces were removed from northern Syria as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) does not want American interference, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

Sep 19, 2016, 16:43 PM IST

Syrian rebels seize Islamic State stronghold: Monitor

An alliance of FSA rebel groups formed for the offensive includes the Turkish-backed Sultan Murad and Failaq al Sham groups.

Apr 08, 2016, 06:13 AM IST

Islamic State's `entrance paper` and details of 22,000 supporters leaked

Tens of thousands of documents containing names and phone numbers of terrorists who joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have been leaked.

Mar 10, 2016, 10:58 AM IST

Watch: After fighter jet, Russian chopper blown up in Syria

The helicopter was destroyed by the Free Syrian Army's 1st Coastal Brigade when it was on the ground.

Nov 25, 2015, 09:29 AM IST

Syria rebels reject Russia help against Islamic State, new elections

Syria's Western-backed opposition on Saturday rejected a Russian offer to assist them against the Islamic State jihadist group and dismissed Moscow's call for new elections.

Oct 24, 2015, 21:28 PM IST

Russia mulls air support to moderate Syria rebels fighting IS

Russia's Air Force in Syria is ready to support the Free Syrian Army, the main Western-backed opposition group battling Bashar al-Assad, in its fight against Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.

Oct 24, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

Islamic State making `significant progress` in Syria`s Aleppo region: France

France`s defence minister said Tuesday jihadists from the Islamic State group were making major gains in Syria, especially in the northern region of Aleppo.

Sep 15, 2015, 22:16 PM IST

Syrian aid cuts `amount to execution order`: Opposition

The leader of the moderate Syrian opposition said on Friday that cuts to UN food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees amounted to "an execution order" overseen by the international community.

Dec 05, 2014, 18:05 PM IST

Turkey says US not meeting its conditions for bigger Syria role

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday expressed frustration that the US and its allies were not responding to conditions set for his country to play a greater role in the coalition against militants in Syria.

Nov 19, 2014, 16:13 PM IST

Turkey, US agree plan to train 2,000 moderate Syrian rebels: Report

Turkey and the United States have agreed a plan under which some 2,000 fighters from the moderate Syrian opposition would be trained on Turkish soil, a report said Saturday.

Nov 15, 2014, 18:52 PM IST

Erdogan says 1,300 Free Syria fighters to join Kobane battle

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that 1,300 Free Syrian Army fighters would join Kurds in defending the key Syrian border town of Kobane from an assault by Islamic State jihadists.

Oct 24, 2014, 21:36 PM IST

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.

Sep 19, 2014, 04:26 AM IST

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.

Sep 14, 2014, 01:58 AM IST

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.

Jun 28, 2014, 00:25 AM IST

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.

May 03, 2014, 02:53 AM IST

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.

Feb 17, 2014, 13:36 PM IST

Canadian killed fighting in Syria: Reports

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

Jan 16, 2014, 07:06 AM IST