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Rebels deny "massacre" reports linking them to Alawite village attacks

a massacre in an Alawite village this week. Rebels in the province of Hama have denied reports that they committed a massacre in an Alawite village , saying they killed only adult ... that they committed a massacre in an Alawite village, saying they killed only adult combatants in a pitched battle.  ...

12/02/2014 - 08:10 - comment 0

Syrian opposition fighters kill at least 40 in battle for Alawite village in Hama

killed in an Alawite village in Syria's Hama province on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human ... at least 21 civilians and 20 pro-government fighters in an Alawite village in Syria's central Hama ... Syria's President Bashar Assad is a member of the Alawite minority, whose belief is a branch of Shiite ...

10/02/2014 - 13:57 - comment 0

Islamist fighters seize Alawite village in Syria

In efforts to cut off supplies to Damascus, an Alawite village was seized on Sunday by Islamist rebels. An Alawite village ... highway, are from the same Alawite minority as the Assad family which has ruled Syria for the last four ...

10/02/2014 - 06:41 - comment 0

Gunfire, violence rocks Tripoli's Alawite Jabal Mohsen neighbourhood

the Alawite-majority Tripoli neighbourhood of Jabal Mohsen and Sunni-dominated Zahriyeh left three Alawites beaten and wounded over the weekend. At least three residents from the mainly Alawite ... three Alawites from Jabal Mohsen who were returning to Tripoli from Beirut were attacked with knives ...

03/11/2013 - 08:06 - comment 0

FSA says regime, not Alawites, targeted in Latakia

Idriss says rebels are fighting against regime troops, not Alawite civilians, in the coastal province ... told Al Arabiya on Monday that the FSA is fighting against regime troops, not Alawite civilians, ... citizens of any sects, adding that the FSA would provide all Alawites with security and protection. ...

13/08/2013 - 15:08 - comment 0

Lebanon: Pro-Syrian Alawite official shot dead in Tripoli

mosque and detonating it while another member of the Alawite ADP, Ahmad Merhi, allegedly drove the other car ...

20/02/2014 - 09:35 - comment 0

Rebels overun Alawite villages in northern Syria

A three-day offensive, targeting Alawite villages ... Assad’s Alawite stronghold. The three-day offensive, targeting Alawite villages close to Assad’s ... thousands of Alawite civilians have fled the villages seeking refuge in the coastal city of Latakia itself, ...

07/08/2013 - 09:45 - comment 0

Zaatari’s soldiers: A Syrian family’s thoughts on Alawites, Hezbollah and the future

hug.” But they did not express hatred for Alawites, the minority Shia religious group that is Assad’s power base. “We have lived with the Alawites peacefully for many years. Of course in any future for Syria, Sunnis and Alawites will have to live side by side. And that’s no problem,” said Mohammad. “They ...

28/07/2013 - 12:35 - comment 0

Will Assad's Alawites have to retreat to their own state in Syria?

One of the mysterious subtexts of the current uprising in Syria is how the Alawite community ... under the late president, Alawites came to play an assertive role in Syrian life. Many departed from ... of Assad rule notwithstanding, the story of the Alawites was one of social promotion and achievement, even ...

Editor's Choice - 20/08/2012 - 09:31 - comment 0

Leaving Assad high and dry? First female Alawite defects

blow, a female Alawite officer has defected and called the regime "treacherous" in a video ... in the Syrian conflict , the first female officer from Bashar al Assad’s Alawite sect has defected from the regime. It follows the defection two days ago of seven senior Alawite officers in what many saw ...

Editor's Choice - 11/10/2012 - 12:51 - comment 0