Lebanon & Syria
January 7, 2014
According to a U.N. human rights official, the organization will not be updating the death toll in the Syrian civil war as it is becoming increasingly more difficult to verify facts on the war-torn ground.
Hezbollah pledged this week that it will not end its support for the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
January 6, 2014
The death toll of last week's deadly bombing of Beirut suburb Haret Hreik has risen to six after Al Manar TV journalist Abbas Karnib died on Monday.
Syrian rebels managed to free 50 individuals who had been captured and held hostage by Al Qaeda-linked jihadists.
Syrian rebels and regime troops fighting in the northern suburbs of Damascus - in Barzeh - on Sunday signed a truce after "intense negotiations".
Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba was re-elected to on Sunday in Istanbul to continue serving as the president of the main opposition National Coalition.
Syrian rebels from the Islamic Front issued a warning to Al Qaeda jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria Sunday as rebel infighting escalates throughout the country
At least 200 militants from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front and the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) operating in Syria have surrendered to the country’s army in the capital Damascus.
January 5, 2014
Clashes continued Sunday between moderate rebel groups and the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in some of the most serious infighting among those trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
Al-Qaeda-linked rebels have allegedly pulled out of strategic areas in northern Syria after clashes with another Islamist opposition force.
Syrian rebels seized an Al Qaeda-controlled compound in northern Syria Sunday.
January 4, 2014
A newly formed Syrian Islamist rebel alliance has declared war on the powerful al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and joined other opposition groups in battling the extremists. For its part, Syria’s main opposition National Coalition says it backs the rebel fight against al-Qaeda.
A Chinese frigate which will help escort Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons out of the country docked in Cyprus on Saturday as part of a delayed international mission.
An al-Qaeda-linked Saudi suspect detained in Lebanon has died, it was reported on Saturday, after being transferred to a military hospital due to “poor health” a day earlier.
The Syrian National Council, a key group within Syria’s mainstream opposition National Coalition, reaffirmed on Friday it will not attend the “Geneva II” peace talks scheduled for later this month in Switzerland.