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Rice Hints U.S. Providing Weapons to Syrian Rebels

Obama’s National Security Adviser says that the United States is providing "lethal aid" to the moderate Syrian rebels.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/7/2014, 1:14 AM

Clinton: I Supported Arming Rebels, Obama Refused

Former Secretary of State says in new book she favored arming Syria's rebels but was overruled by President Obama.Elad Benari, 6/6/2014, 6:25 AM

Obama Close to Authorizing Training for Rebels

Officials say Obama is close to authorizing a military-led mission to train moderate Syrian rebels.Elad Benari, 5/28/2014, 6:13 AM

US to Send Weapons to Syrian Rebels 'Within Weeks'

Syrian National Coalition head Ahmed Al-Jarba claims success after tour of US to lobby for more arms; meanwhile, regime making gains.Ari Soffer, 5/22/2014, 5:34 PM

UK: Woman Arrested for Smuggling Cries 'Racism'

Nawal Massad, charged with smuggling thousands of dollars to Syrian rebels, says she was arrested because of her ethnicity and religion.Tova Dvorin, 5/20/2014, 1:44 PM

'Jihad is as Canadian as Maple Syrup'

A Canadian who joined the fighting in Syria taunts Canada's government, says number of Canadian jihadists is growing.Elad Benari and Dalit Halevi, 5/15/2014, 4:12 AM

Syrian Jihadists Ban Mannequins in Shops

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant bans mannequins in shops in its stronghold of Raqa.Elad Benari, 5/13/2014, 4:16 AM

Kerry Supports Syrian Opposition, Mum on Arms

Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Syrian opposition chief in Washington, but makes no mention of the rebels' plea for heavy weapons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2014, 3:44 AM

Aleppo: '50 Killed' in Latest 'Tunnel-Bomb' Attack

Islamic Front claims it carried out second major attack on regime forces in as many days; may indicate a new stage in the rebellion.Ari Soffer, 5/8/2014, 12:33 PM

Syrian Opposition: We Need Weapons to Beat Assad

During a visit to Washington, Syrian opposition leader says rebels need "efficient weapons" to deal with Assad.Elad Benari, 5/8/2014, 4:16 AM

Syria: 74 Jihadists Killed in Inter-rebel Fighting

Fighting continues among rivals Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2014, 5:42 AM

51 Killed as Jihadists Battle Along Iraqi Border

ISIS launches attack against Al-Nusra Front, dozens of fighters killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2014, 4:42 AM

Gaza Style 'Work Accident' Kills 29 Syrian Rebels

At least 29 rebels die in Homs as a car bomb explodes while being primed for an attack.Elad Benari, 4/7/2014, 5:43 AM

Al-Qaeda Chief: Infighting in Syria is 'Sedition'

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri tells jihadists in Syria to accept Islamic arbitration to end three months of infighting.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/5/2014, 12:54 AM

Obama May Provide Syrian Rebels with Manpads

Obama reportedly considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to Syrian rebels through the Saudis.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/28/2014, 10:10 PM

Syrian Athlete Finds New Use for Skills

Watch: Syria's shot-put champion is now a member of the rebel Free Syrian Army and throws heavy bombs.Elad Benari, 3/28/2014, 6:13 AM

Syrian Opposition Calls for 'Sophisticated Arms'

Arab League summit kicks off with rebel calls for anti-aircraft, other advanced weaponry; Arabs set to reject recognition of 'Jewish state'.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/25/2014, 4:38 PM

Two More of Assad's Cousins Reportedly Killed

Two more cousins of the Syrian President killed in a town near Turkey as rebels launch a new offensive.Elad Benari, 3/25/2014, 3:42 AM

Syria: Jihadists Execute 22 People in Aleppo

Jihadists from the ISIS execute 22 people after taking control of a town in Aleppo province.Elad Benari, 3/12/2014, 4:43 AM

Syrian Rebels Release Nuns Kidnapped in December

A group of nuns who were kidnapped by rebels released in exchange for women prisoners who were held in regime jails.Elad Benari, 3/10/2014, 5:46 AM

Saudi Arabia Blacklists Brotherhood, Jihadists

Saudi Arabia blacklists the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organizations.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/7/2014, 8:55 PM

Video: Saudi Provides Inside Look at Rebel War

A Saudi who fought in Syria reveals that the jihadist factions are fighting one another, not Assad.Elad Benari, 3/7/2014, 6:12 AM

Former Head of Rebels Injured in Car Accident

Riad al-Asaad, former head of the rebel Free Syrian Army, injured in accident outside Istanbul.Elad Benari, 3/5/2014, 3:43 AM

Syria: Israel Sending Fighters to Help Rebels

Assad's adviser claims that Israel is sending fighters and officers to help the rebels fighting to oust Assad.Elad Benari, 3/4/2014, 4:44 AM

Syrian Army Kills More Than 170 Islamist Rebels

More than 170 Islamist rebel fighters killed in a Syrian army ambush near Damascus, the deadliest against the rebels for months.Elad Benari, 2/27/2014, 4:45 AM

Head of Jihadist Group Gives Rivals an Ultimatum

Al-Nusra Front leader warns ISIS: Accept arbitration in five days or be expelled from Syria.Elad Benari, 2/26/2014, 3:42 AM

Norway Faces Danger from Syrian Jihadists

Norway’s intelligence agency says it fears an increased “terrorist threat” due to Norwegian nationals fighting in Syria.Elad Benari, 2/25/2014, 5:14 AM

Bin Laden's Associate Killed by Syrian Jihadists

Syrian rebel commander who fought alongside Al-Qaeda founder killed by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).Elad Benari, 2/24/2014, 3:42 AM

Free Syrian Army Fires its Chief

Rebel Free Syrian Army dismisses Selim Idriss as its military chief, cites difficulties faced by the Syrian revolution".Elad Benari, 2/17/2014, 5:16 AM

Syria: Car Bombing Kills Dozens in Bloody Day

At least 33 people killed in car bombing outside a mosque in a rebel-held village.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/14/2014, 10:38 PM

At Least 50 US Citizens Fighting in Syria

US intelligence officials release estimate of how many US citizens are fighting in rebel factions, express concern over terrorism at home.Tova Dvorin, 2/5/2014, 7:34 PM

Congress Approves Weapons to 'Moderate' Rebels

Officials: Light arms supplied by the U.S. are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebels, funding for more has been approved by Congress.Elad Benari, 1/28/2014, 5:14 AM

Syria to Allow Women, Children to Leave Homs

Syria's regime agrees to allow women and children safe passage from rebel-held areas of the city of Homs.Elad Benari, 1/27/2014, 6:13 AM

Syria: ISIS Calls for End of Rebel Infighting

Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant reaches out to other rebel groups which have declared war on it.Elad Benari, 1/20/2014, 4:46 AM

Kerry Urges Syrian Opposition to Attend Geneva 2

"Syria has become the magnet for jihadists," warns Kerry as Syrian opposition prepares to vote on attending peace talks.Elad Benari, 1/17/2014, 5:07 AM

Syria: ISIS Executes Members of Rival Groups

Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant executes dozens of rival Islamists as fighting between rebels continues.Elad Benari, 1/13/2014, 5:43 AM

Syria: ISIS Vows to 'Crush' Other Rebel Groups

Al-Qaeda-affiliated group urges fighters to “crush” other rebel groups, as another jihadist group urges unity to fight Assad.Elad Benari, 1/9/2014, 5:43 AM

Syria: Rebels Capture 'Al Qaeda Headquarters'

Aleppo headquarters of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant seized as rebel groups turn on Al Qaeda.Ari Soffer, 1/8/2014, 8:31 PM

Video: Rival Syrian Rebels Exchange Insults

Fighting the “moderate” rebels takes precedence over fighting Jews and Christians, says ISIS fighter in two-way radio argument.Elad Benari, 1/8/2014, 6:12 AM

Syria: Rebel-Jihadist War Claims at Least 50 Lives

At least 50 Syrian rebels killed as moderate rebels take on jihadist rebels.Elad Benari, 1/6/2014, 6:13 AM

Syrian Rebels Unite to Fight Al-Qaeda-Linked Group

Syrian rebels unite for the purpose of launching a new “revolution” against the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.Elad Benari, 1/5/2014, 6:15 AM

Moderate Rebels: Jihadists Working with Assad

Western-backed Syrian National Coalition accuses an Al-Qaeda-linked group of ties to the Syrian regime.Elad Benari, 1/2/2014, 5:42 AM

Hezbollah Buries Commander Who was Missing

Body of Hezbollah commander Hussein Salah Habib returned to Lebanon after he was tortured and killed by Syrian rebels.Elad Benari, 1/2/2014, 4:15 AM

Syrian Jihadist Leader Targeted UN Workers

The leader of the Al-Nusra Front sought to kidnap United Nations workers, reveals The Associated Press.Elad Benari, 12/26/2013, 4:46 AM

Syria Says Rebels Attacked Chemical Weapons Sites

Syria accuses "terrorists" of recently attacking two sites where chemical arms were stored.Elad Benari, 12/25/2013, 4:43 AM

Video Shows Children Fighting Among Syrian Rebels

Rebels in Syria have enlisted children to their ranks, MEMRI video shows. These include the "moderate" Free Syrian Army.Elad Benari, 12/23/2013, 6:13 AM

Russia: West Understands that Assad is Better

Russia's Foreign Minister says that Western diplomats are increasingly saying that Assad is better for Syria than Islamists.Elad Benari, 12/23/2013, 3:15 AM

Kerry: Meeting with Syrian Islamists 'Possible'

Secretary of State says that “it is possible” the United States would meet with a newly formed Islamist Syrian rebel alliance.Elad Benari, 12/18/2013, 5:15 AM

Turkey: 47 Tons of Weapons to Syria 'For Sports'

Following reports of huge weapon exports to Syrian rebel forces, Turkish Defense Minister claims 'non-military' weapons sent.Ari Yashar, 12/17/2013, 8:35 PM

Syria: New Rebel Alliance to Rival Islamists

Syrian Revolutionary Front an attempt by sidelined Free Syrian Army to present an alternative to Islamist Syrian Islamic Front.Ari Soffer, 12/17/2013, 2:57 PM

Turkey Supplied 47 Tons of Weapons to Syria Rebels

Despite past denials, Turkish foreign ministry spokesman admits UN report detailing military support to Syrian rebels.Ari Soffer, 12/16/2013, 3:32 PM

Syrian Army Drops Explosive Barrels on Aleppo

At least 36 people, including 15 children, killed in regime air raids on rebel districts in Aleppo.Elad Benari, 12/16/2013, 6:12 AM

France Pessimistic About Syria Peace Talks

French FM says the moderate Syrian opposition is in "serious difficulty", putting peace talks aimed at ending the crisis in trouble.Elad Benari, 12/15/2013, 4:43 AM

Hagel: We Still Support 'Moderate' Rebels

Hagel says his country will withhold non-lethal assistance to the rebels until it can assess who is in control of arms depots.Elad Benari, 12/13/2013, 5:45 AM

Halutz: Israel Prefers Assad to Islamist Rebels

Dan Halutz, Israel's former Chief of Staff, says that while Assad regime is 'bad', the alternative could be even worse.Ari Soffer, 12/11/2013, 11:33 AM

Opposition Claims Assad Used Chemicals Again

Syrian opposition says Assad's forces used poison gas near Damascus, Syrian government denies it did.Elad Benari, 12/6/2013, 5:15 AM

Western States Talking With Syrian Islamist Rebels

Western states, including US, meet with powerful Syrian Islamic Front; marks policy shift after failure to back secular FSA.Ari Soffer, 12/5/2013, 1:56 PM