Results tagged “Syria”
Would you like to limit the tag results display to a specific section?
If you do, then pick any of the sections below:
Or simply go to the aggregated tag results from:
A Syrian airstrike killed at least 15 people near an opposition checkpoint in Aleppo. Four Italian journalists were abducted by a rebel group, possibly Islamist and not part of the Free Syrian Army, near Idlib. A Syrian businessman issued a bounty for journalists from two news organizations he accused of anti-regime bias. President Assad warned that a rebel victory in Syria will destabilize the region for years to come. A British study estimates that some 600 people from 14 European countries have fought in Syria since 2011.
Rebel forces captured the Um al-Mayathen military post near the main border crossing into Jordan after heavy fighting. Jordan has doubled the size of its border security force in the last two days, saying it "can't sit idle and watch al-Qaeda and other militants seizing control of its common border with Syria." The Assad regime is said to be employing foreign fighters from Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, and Pakistan to defend Shiite sites in Syria; they fight with the Abu al Fadl al-Abbas brigade. The UN warned that it will soon run out of resources to minister to Syrian refugees.
Rebel forces seized a military base near Daraa after days of heavy fighting. The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's affiliate, claimed nine recent operations in Syria, including four assassinations of military officials and a rocket attack on a state TV station. Jordan and the US are considering the establishment of buffer zones for Syrian rebel forces. A British study estimates that some 2,000 to 5,500 foreigners have traveled to Syria to fight the regime.
The regime is fortifying its headquarters in Damascus. Iraqi intelligence says al Qaeda in Iraq and the Al Nusrah Front are cooperating increasingly in Syria and that the two al Qaeda affiliates are operating from bases along the border between Iraq and Syria. March 2013 was the deadliest month yet in the conflict, with 6,005 deaths. Some 400,000 Syrians have fled to Lebanon since the war started.
State media said rebels had set three oil wells ablaze in Deir al-Zor province in a dispute over oil. The regime and the rebels blamed each other for the deaths of at least 10 people in the town of Tal Kalakh in Homs. A car bomb in in Reef Damashq killed five rebels, and the car of a Syrian customs official was bombed in Damascus. Fighting between regime and rebel forces continued in Homs, Raqqah, Idlib, Aleppo, Deraa, Hama, Reef Damashq, Hasakah, and Damascus.
Rebels abducted and killed a pro-regime imam from the eastern Sheikh Maqsoud neighbourhood of Aleppo, then mutilated his body and dragged it through the streets. Rebels claim that order is being maintained in Raqqa, but lawlessness is increasing in some rebel-held areas, and infighting is reported between secular and jihadist factions. The opposition claims that a ship with Iranian weapons and missiles is on its way to Syria.