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Syrian forces take strategic town from rebels
Assad troops capture Zara, one of two last strongholds for rebels along the Lebanese border leading to the city of Homs.
Last updated: 08 Mar 2014 18:05 GMT
Syrian rebels split over FSA leader's sacking
Commanders rally in support of Salim Idriss, who says he rejects sacking from Free Syrian Army by political wing.
Last updated: 20 Feb 2014 03:12 GMT
UN envoy says Iran could attend Syria talks
Lakhdar Brahimi says UN and US disagree on whether to invite Iran to planned Geneva conference.
Last updated: 21 Dec 2013 03:10 GMT
Syrian fighter defects to Qaeda-linked group
Once-powerful Free Syrian Army commander Saddam al-Jamal has pledged allegiance to ISIL fighters.
Last updated: 16 Dec 2013 14:27 GMT
Syria: A future as foreign as its fighters?
With shifting alliances and infighting, we look at the difficulties the rebels face attempting to oust Bashar al-Assad.
Last updated: 15 Dec 2013 13:01 GMT
Assad regime vows no surrender of power
Government and opposition both say they will attend peace talks, but lay out vastly contrasting views on Assad's future.
Last updated: 27 Nov 2013 23:51 GMT
Syrian rebels rule out peace talks ceasefire
Free Syrian Army commander Salim Idriss vows no let-up in combat during world powers' conference in Geneva.
Last updated: 26 Nov 2013 18:01 GMT
Fighting rages after Doha meeting on Syria
Clashes hit Damascus and Aleppo as French President warns of extremist groups derailing rebels' movement.
Last updated: 28 Jun 2013 14:14 GMT
With friends like these ...
Why has there been no real action or decisions coming from the sixth international meet of the Friends of Syria?
Last updated: 23 Jun 2013 14:05 GMT
Collusion across the Euphrates
Government forces, opposition fighters, and external actors must look beyond their short-sighted interests.
Last updated: 18 Jun 2013 16:19 GMT
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