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Free Syrian Army

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Syrian rebels repel attack on town

Syrian Rebels have managed to repel an attack on the town of Rastan, which sits inside the Homs region and is a home to many defectors from the Syrian regime. This key city sits in between Homs and Aleppo and has fallen from rebel control twice before. However, the rebel’s ability to hold Rastan despite … Continue reading

Syria uprising is now a battle to the death

Martin Chulov of The Guardian reports from a small town near the city of Homs in Syria. He describes the rockets that fall down on the city, and the seemingly impossibility to flee the city or its surroundings. At a makeshift medical center at the heart of the town, dead and severely wounded man are … Continue reading

Analysis: Is the Syrian revolt turning into insurgency?

Analysts say Syria is heading towards a civil war despite the fact that, at first, the opposition was preaching peaceful demonstration. With the Free Syrian Army (FSA), guerrilla style attacks on the Syrian military positions have been on the rise. The FSA has realized it must force the changes in Syria because of Russia’s opposition to any … Continue reading

Report: Saudi Arabia to recognize Syrian National Council

Saudi Arabia will recognize the Syrian National Council, according to Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi Foreign Minister. The Syrian National Council serves as the main opposition group, composed of exiles and based in Istanbul, Turkey. It is also in command of the Free Syrian Army, a group made of defected members of the Syrian military which has … Continue reading

Analysis: Doubts over Syria rebel army after escalation threat

Threats by Syrian armed insurgents to step up attacks on security forces, just days after their leader announced a truce that was largely ignored, have reinforced doubts over the control top officers exert over rebel fighters on the ground. Reuters, United States Click here for the full story

Debate: Who is behind the Damascus blasts?

The uprising in Syria began nine months ago but this last week has been a particularly bloody one for Syrians, even by recent standards. On Friday, Damascus became the target of suicide car bombings for the first time as two huge explosions ripped through government intelligence buildings, killing at least 44 people. The key question is: Who … Continue reading

Analysis: Syrian Opposition Takes a Hit From Damascus Bombings

Regardless of who was responsible, the recent suicide attacks bolster the position of the Assad Dictatorship. Max Security, Israel Click here for the full story

Analysis: Assad’s armed opposition: The Free Syrian Army

The growing armed opposition movement against the Assad regime is becoming an increasingly important element in the Syrian equation. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, United States Click here for the full story

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Debate: Is there a rift between the Prime Minster and the security establishment, and how might it affect his chances of re-election?

Interview: Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli MP, Chair of the ‘Independence’ faction

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