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Syrian rebels buy time, renew fight in Aleppo

Some residents have been unable to leave uninhabitable buildings in Aleppo. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Sunni rebels have resumed their offensive around the largest city in Syria. Opposition sources said Saudi-backed Islamic rebels launched major operations to disrupt Syrian military attacks around Aleppo. They said the campaign was led by […]

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Iran reports building production lines for its missiles in Syria

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps celebrate the launching a missile in July 2012. / Mostafa Qotbi / AP/IRNA

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran has reported the construction of missile facilities in Syria. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said it oversaw the establishment of missile production lines in Syria. A senior commander said the facilities were manufacturing missiles […]

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Gunmen assassinate five Syrian nuclear engineers near research site

The engineers were ambushed in their private bus.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Five nuclear engineers have been assassinated in Syria. The Syrian opposition said unknown gunmen ambushed a bus near a nuclear research center north of Damascus. The opposition said five engineers who worked for the facility […]

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U.S. jets strike 10-truck convoy that may have included Al Baghdadi

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported an attempt to kill the leadership of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said U.S. fighter-jets struck a suspected ISIL convoy near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. They […]

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Turkey sounds alarm on Syria’s, Hizbullah’s gains in Aleppo

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has warned of a major influx of refugees into Turkey if Aleppo falls.

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey has warned that the regime of President Bashar Assad could recapture Syria’s second largest city. Officials said the Syrian Army and Hizbullah were making steady progress in their siege of Aleppo. They said the […]

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U.S.-backed rebels said to make gains in S. Syria near Golan

View from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on Sept, 5, of the Syrian village Qahtaniah.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — U.S.-trained Sunni rebels were said to be advancing in Syria. Opposition sources said Sunni rebels based in Jordan and trained by the CIA were moving through southern Syria. They said the rebels were trying to […]

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ISIL overwhelms U.S.-backed rebels, wiping out ‘in 2 days more than a year’s’ effort

ISIL photo on Twitter.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — U.S.-backed Sunni rebels have again been routed by Al Qaida in Syria. Opposition sources said U.S.-trained and -equipped rebel militias were driven out of their strongholds in northern Syria. They said at least two major […]

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Turkey’s opposition demands explanation for military interactions with ISIL

Sezgin Tanrikulu.

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — The opposition has raised the prospect that Turkey’s military was cooperating with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The opposition has accused the Turkish Army of cooperating with ISIL along the border with Syria. The […]

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Kobane being defended by Kurds and FSA armed only with light weapons

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Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — The Western-backed Free Syrian Army has been pouring into the Kurdish enclave of northern Syria to halt the offensive by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The FSA reported at least 400 fighters in the […]

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U.S. now confirms ISIL stole and has deployed surface-to-air missiles

Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby. / Susan Walsh / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has acknowledged that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant deployed surface-to-air missiles. The Defense Department has determined that ISIL achieved limited air defense capability. Officials said ISIL acquired the weapons from Iraqi […]

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