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 Islamist 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 Syrian Rebels Claim 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 for Months in Syria

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 Child Soldiers Fighting Among Rebel Ranks in Syria

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 than Rebels

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

Syria: Turkey Supplied 47 Tons of Weapons to Islamist 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' Syrian 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

Former IDF Head: 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

Syrian Opposition Claims Assad Used Chemical Weapons 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 Hold First Talks With Syria's 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

Syrian Rebels Capture Christian Town, Kidnap Nuns

Syrian rebels, including jihadist groups, capture the historic Christian town of Maalula north of Damascus.Elad Benari, 12/3/2013, 4:42 AM

Syria Jihadists Execute Members of Rival Faction

In the latest atrocity of the Syrian civil war, Al-Qaeda-linked rebels execute the commander of a rival rebel faction and six of his men.Elad Benari, 11/29/2013, 6:46 AM

Syrian Rebels Unite, Call for Islamic State

New Syrian rebel group merges rebel factions, declares wish to replace Assad with fundamentalist republic - but leaves out Al Qaeda.Dalit Halevi, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2013, 12:20 PM

Syrian Rebels Take Over Country's Biggest Oil Field

Syrian opposition fighters, including jihadist rebels, seize the country’s biggest oil field.Elad Benari, 11/24/2013, 4:21 AM

Israeli Arab Indicted for Helping Syrian Rebels

Prosecutors on Monday filed an indictment against an Israeli Arab accused of going to Syria to train with and help the rebels thereDavid Lev, 11/18/2013, 5:37 PM

Senior Syrian Rebel Commander Killed in Airstrike

Liwa al-Tawhid commander Abdul Qadir al-Saleh succumbed to wounds sustained in airstrike on meeting of battalion commanders.Ari Soffer, 11/18/2013, 2:54 PM

Footage Shows Syrian Rebels Taking Out Regime Aircraft

Videos uploaded in the past few days show rebel success targeting gov't aircraft. Comes as regime offensives threaten rebel positions.Ari Soffer, 11/17/2013, 10:26 PM

Concern: Assad’s Gains could Stall Peace Talks

West worries that Syrian rebels won’t come to the table after Assad makes gains near Damascus.Maayana Miskin, 11/17/2013, 12:45 PM

Syria: Islamists Seize Kurdish Village

Islamists urge Kurds to abandon national rights, join 'jihad'; comes as Kurdish militias rout Islamists elsewhere in northern Syria.Dalit Halevy and Ari Soffer, 11/15/2013, 3:18 PM

Syrian Jihadists Behead the Wrong Man, then Apologize

Syrian jihadist group accidentally beheads a rebel from another jihadist group, then asks for "understanding and forgiveness".Elad Benari, 11/15/2013, 6:30 AM

Syrian Jihadists Ban Singing and Dancing at Weddings

Al-Qaeda’s main branch in Syria recently raided a wedding party in the suburb of Aleppo and ordered that music and singing be stopped.Elad Benari, 11/10/2013, 6:14 AM

Syrian Rebels: Attending Peace Talks Amounts to 'Treason'

Powerful armed groups in Syria say that negotiating with the regime would be an act of betrayal.Elad Benari, 10/28/2013, 5:12 AM

Syrian Rebels Claim to Find 'Israeli Spying Device'

An "Israeli spying device" that Syrian rebels claim to have found turns out to be a weather-measuring device.Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari, 10/28/2013, 4:43 AM

Syrian Jihadists Deny Their Leader was Killed

Al-Nusra Front says its leader is in good health, after his death was reported over the weekend.Elad Benari, 10/27/2013, 5:20 AM

Damascus in the Dark After Rebels Hit Gas Pipeline

An explosion near the airport in Damascus has been followed by a blackout in parts of the country.Elad Benari, 10/24/2013, 1:13 AM

Syria: Jihadist Rebels Execute 10 Soldiers

Syrian jihadists execute 10 soldiers in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor during fierce clashes.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/18/2013, 11:16 PM

Syria Peace Talks Scheduled for November 23 and 24

An international peace conference in Geneva will be held between November 23-24, but will the regime have anyone to talk to?Elad Benari, 10/18/2013, 6:42 AM

Rebels Kill Top Syrian Intelligence Officer

Rebel sniper kills Major General Jamaa Jamaa, a top intelligence officer, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor.Elad Benari, 10/18/2013, 2:43 AM

Turkey Fires on Jihadist Rebels in Northern Syria

Turkey's army says it fired on Al-Qaeda-linked rebels in northern Syria after a stray mortar bomb hit Turkish territory.Elad Benari, 10/17/2013, 6:15 AM

70 Syrian Rebel Groups Break with Main Opposition

Rebels in southern Syria say the National Coalition has “failed”, announce they no longer recognize the Western-backed group.Elad Benari, 10/17/2013, 5:44 AM

Syrian Rebels Launch Assault on Aleppo Prison

Jihadist rebels assault the regime-controlled central prison in the main northern Syrian city of Aleppo.Elad Benari, 10/17/2013, 1:15 AM

Syrian Jihadists Present: Suicide Truck Bombing

The jihadist rebel group Al-Nusra Front has posted a video documenting its preparations for a suicide bombing attack.Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari, 10/16/2013, 12:13 AM

Key Syrian Rebel Group Turns Down Peace Talks

Syrian National Council says it won't attend peace talks in Geneva because the world has "left the murderer unpunished."Elad Benari, 10/14/2013, 6:16 AM

Syria: 50 Killed as Rebels Fight Each Other

Almost 50 rebel fighters have been killed in three days of skirmishes between jihadists and mainstream rebels in Aleppo.Elad Benari, 10/13/2013, 3:23 AM

American Scientists Warn Against Loose Missiles in Syria

Syria's anti-aircraft missiles could imperil civil aviation if they fall into the hands of terror groups, warns American scientists group.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/12/2013, 12:19 AM

Syrian Rebels Massacred Civilians, Says Human Rights Watch

Rebel forces in Syria killed as many as 190 civilians and seized more than 200 hostages during a military offensive in August.Kochava Rozenbaum , 10/11/2013, 2:22 PM

Syrian Jihadists: Insult Muhammad and be Executed

Jihadist rebel groups warn citizens in Aleppo against “hurting the dignity” of the prophet Muhammad.Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari, 10/1/2013, 5:42 AM

Cracks Continue to Appear in Syrian Opposition

Syria's most powerful rebel battalions reject Syrian National Coalition, amid claims of sex trafficking by Islamist rebels.Ari Soffer, 9/25/2013, 9:38 AM

U.S., UK and France to Boost Aid for Syrian Rebels

The U.S., UK and France have agreed to bolster Syrian rebels by providing them with more aid.Elad Benari, 9/17/2013, 3:45 AM

Video: Syrian Rebel Escapes Mortar Attack Almost Unharmed

One of the Syrian rebel fighters was attacked by a mortar shell but was only lightly wounded.Dalit Halevi, 9/16/2013, 5:16 AM

Syrian Rebels Reject U.S.-Russia Initiative

"We cannot accept any part" of the initiative to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons, says Free Syrian Army head.Elad Benari, 9/15/2013, 6:32 AM

Syrian Rebels: U.S. Giving Us Some Weapons

The United States has begun distributing some weapons to the Syrian rebels, says a spokesman on their behalf.Elad Benari, 9/11/2013, 6:12 AM

Lebanon President: Help Save Syrian Christians

Lebanon is worried that Christians in Syria will be persecuted after the takeover of a Christian village near Damascus by Syrian rebels.David Lev, 9/9/2013, 10:37 PM