Posts Tagged ‘Free Syrian Army’

Putin vows ‘extremely tough’ action on Syria threats

(Media Release) President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to take “extremely tough” action against any threat to its forces in Syria. Such targets must be “immediately destroyed”, he told defence officials in televised comments. Mr Putin did not elaborate on specific threats but Turkey and Russia are currently locked in a spat over […]

Islamist rebels in Syria reject National Coalition

Eleven Islamist rebel groups in Syria have announced they do not recognize the authority of the main opposition alliance, the National Coalition. A joint statement says: “All groups formed abroad without having returned to the country do not represent us.” They also call for the opposition to unite under an “Islamic framework”. Islamist rebel forces have […]

Rebels ‘take control of key north Syria airbase’

                                      Rebels are reported to have taken control of a strategic military airbase in north-western Syria after days of fierce fighting with government forces. Opposition activists said the Free Syrian Army (FSA) was in full control of […]

Syria Unleashes Cluster Bombs on Town, Punishing Civilians

                                      MAREA, Syria — The plane came in from the southeast late in the afternoon, releasing its weapons in a single pass. Within seconds, scores of finned bomblets struck and exploded on the homes and narrow streets […]

Syria crisis: Russia warns Obama against ‘violation’ of international law

                                      Russia rebuffed President Barack Obama’s threat of unilateral action against Syria Tuesday, as officials said 2,500 refugees fled across the border into Turkey in just 24 hours – one of the highest daily refugee flows of recent […]

Fighting intensifies in Syria’s Aleppo

Troop reinforcements reportedly sent to country’s commercial capital in bid to reclaim areas held by rebels. Violence is raging in Syria’s second city Aleppo for the sixth consecutive day as regular troops battle rebel forces, opposition activists say. Clashes were reported in the central al-Jamaliya neighbourhood on Wednesday, close to the local headquarters of the […]

Syria conflict: Senior officials die in ‘suicide attack’

  Syria’s defence minister and his deputy, President Assad’s brother-in-law, have died in a suspected suicide bombing at security headquarters in Damascus, state TV says.  Daoud Rajiha and Assef Shawkat were attending a meeting of senior officials at the time. The national security chief and interior minister are said to be critically hurt. The attack […]

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