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Syrian Civil War

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  • Israel-Syria tensions are high following cross-border violence

    Israel-Syria tensions are high following cross-border violence
    JERUSALEM -- Tensions between Israel and Syria remained high Wednesday, with stern warnings and mutual accusations following the recent eruption of violence along their border. Early Wednesday, Israeli warplanes struck Syrian military targets hours...
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • U.S. shifts Syria strategy to 'southern front'

    U.S. shifts Syria strategy to 'southern front'
    IRBID, Jordan — The Free Syrian Army commander, head of a moderate rebel force fighting just across the border in southern Syria, watched helplessly for months as better-funded Islamist militant groups peeled off half the 2,000 fighters from his...
  • Syria's warring sides to meet in same room Saturday, mediator says

    GENEVA -- The two opposing sides in Syria's peace negotiations have agreed to meet in the same room, the chief United Nations mediator announced Friday, following a turbulent first day of talks during which the two camps remained apart and the Syrian...
  • Syrian negotiators focus on humanitarian aid for civilians

    GENEVA — Humanitarian aid for civilians trapped in Syria's civil war topped the agenda Saturday as representatives of President Bashar Assad's government and members of a U.S.-backed opposition bloc held their first face-to-face meetings. The...
  • Syrian government, opposition group hold first face-to-face talks

    GENEVA — Representatives of the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and members of a U.S.-backed opposition bloc held their first-ever face-to-face meetings Saturday, as a nascent peace process finally seemed to move to the crucial phase...
  • Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus

    Syrian army units ambush and kill rebels near Damascus
    BEIRUT — Syrian army units ambushed and killed a group of opposition fighters near Damascus, the capital, state media reported Saturday, saying that the group had crossed into the country from neighboring Jordan. The rebels, which Syria’s...
  • U.S. coming under fire from Mideast allies, who see retrenchment

    U.S. coming under fire from Mideast allies, who see retrenchment
    WASHINGTON — Five years after President Obama vowed to expand U.S. relations with the Arab world and the broader Middle East, his administration is under fire from allies worried that the United States is scaling back its historic role as a power...
  • Syrian peace talks hit impasse over political transition

    Syrian peace talks hit impasse over political transition
    GENEVA -- Peace talks aimed at ending the Syrian war hit an impasse Monday when the most contentious issue -- the future governing structure -- came up for discussion between representatives of President Bashar Assad and the U.S.-backed opposition....
  • Rift in Syria opposition may set back Western efforts

    Rift in Syria opposition may set back Western efforts
    The sacking last week of the commander of the Free Syrian Army appears to be driving a wedge among factions of the loosely organized Western-backed network of rebel forces at a crucial moment in the three-year civil war to oust Syrian President Bashar...
  • Syrian militant linked to Al Qaeda is killed in bombing, activists say

    Syrian militant linked to Al Qaeda is killed in bombing, activists say
    BEIRUT — A well-known Syrian rebel commander who was close to Al Qaeda’s leadership was killed Sunday in a suicide bombing linked by some to an Al Qaeda breakaway group, opposition activists said. The attack in the northern city of Aleppo...
  • Two men in video say they're from L.A. and 'gangbanging' in Syria

    Two men in video say they're from L.A. and 'gangbanging' in Syria
    In an expletive-laced online video, two men say they are Los Angeles gang members who are “gangbanging” in Syria and fighting the “enemigos” in the bloody three-year conflict. The men identify themselves as “Wino”...