Syrian rebels

  • February 12, 2016  

    Seventeen nations led by the U.S. and Russia offered a Syrian cease-fire agreement in Munich Friday, to be enacted in one week. But Russian airstrikes in the region have continued unabated, President Bashar al-Assad is still vowing to retake all of Syria, and rebel groups, who were not part of negotiations, may be reluctant to comply. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • February 4, 2016  

    Just a day after peace talks stalled in Geneva, heavy new attacks against the Syrian opposition by government forces — supported by Russian airstrikes — came under scrutiny for undermining the diplomatic effort. An expected advance by the government on the city of Aleppo could have far-reaching consequences, including a new mass exodus of refugees. William Brangham reports. Continue reading

  • January 1, 2016  

    The plight of refugees fleeing the war in Syria has been well documented across the last year, but what is life like for those who stayed behind? Jeffrey Brown talks to journalist and activist Rami Jarrah about how civilians are living in Aleppo. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2013  

    In our news wrap Friday, rebels in Syria are being accused of killing at least 190 civilians and kidnapping hundreds of others in attacks on Aug. 4. Human Rights Watch says Islamist groups led the attacks. Also, Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to revive security talks with President Karzai. Continue reading

  • July 4, 2013  

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said only direct foreign military intervention could threaten his control over his country. The U.S. has committed to provide military aid to the Syrian opposition, but not without concerns for how to prevent weapons from getting into the hands of radical jihadi rebels. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • June 10, 2013  

    In other news Monday, car bombers in Iraq killed at least 57 people, the latest in a new wave of Shiite-Sunni violence. Also, the Obama administration could decide this week whether it will send arms to the Syrian rebels. Top U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, began meetings to consider the question. Continue reading

  • June 3, 2013  

    Hezbollah troops, among the best trained and equipped in the Middle East, have been helping the Assad regime in the fight. Margaret Warner reports from Lebanon on the various sectarian and regional conflicts motivating Hezbollah’s participation in its neighbor’s conflict and the increasing attacks in Lebanon by Syrian rebels. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, the founder of the online currency transfer business Liberty Reserve was accused of laundering $6 billion worldwide. Federal prosecutors say it was "the bank of choice for the criminal underworld." Also, Syrian rebels asked the European Union to send them weapons now that an E.U. arms embargo has ended. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2013  

    Two rockets exploded in an area of Beirut controlled by Hezbollah, raising new concerns about the spread of the Syrian conflict into Lebanon and the region. Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Warner from Beirut about Hezbollah’s support for the Assad regime and the country’s history of strife and its remaining sectarian tensions. Continue reading

  • March 25, 2013  

    In other news Monday, The New York Times reported that the CIA has been secretly helping expand military aid shipments to Syrian rebel fighters, assisting Turkey and other Arab states in the increase of weapons and equipment. Also, the Supreme Court heard arguments about drug companies delaying the release of generic drugs. Continue reading

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