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# free-syrian-army - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

British special forces have been pictured for the first time on the ground in Syria

The exclusive BBC images appear to show troops securing the perimeter of a rebel base.

# free-syrian-army - Monday 22 April, 2013

EU eases Syria oil embargo in fresh help to rebels

Russia said the EU decision was “counter-productive”.

# free-syrian-army - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Israel strike on Syria 'unacceptable': Russia

Russia’s foreign ministry said it was “deeply concerned” by the Syrian claims and that it was taking “urgent measures” to clarify the situation.

# free-syrian-army - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Syrian rebels set up independent intelligence service

Members say they will be a security shield over the ‘sons of the revolution’ – but will hunt down abusers on either side.

# free-syrian-army - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages

The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.

# free-syrian-army - Friday 26 October, 2012

Syria: 61 reported killed as truce collapses in several areas

The tenuous truce reportedly collapsed in several regions – giving an early evening death toll of 61 dead, including civilians, soldiers and rebels.

# free-syrian-army - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria

Fighting continues to spill over borders, however, with violence reported near Jordan today.

# free-syrian-army - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Syria: Air strike kills 30 as over 150 reported dead in nationwide violence

Clashes across the country have continued today as some estimates now put the death toll from the civil war at over 29,000 since early last year.

# free-syrian-army - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Syrian filmmaker killed in Aleppo: opposition

A young filmmaker has been killed while shooting a video in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

# free-syrian-army - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons

President Obama says the issue of Syrian WMDs is two-fold, raising fears that chemical or biological weapons may fall into the hands of anti-Israeli extremists.

# free-syrian-army - Monday 6 August, 2012

Syrian Prime Minister defects to Jordan

State-run television in Syria says Riad Hijab has been sacked but opposition sources say he has fled to Jordan.

# free-syrian-army - Sunday 5 August, 2012

VIDEO: Syria rebels say hostages are elite soldiers from Iran Kidnapped This post contains videos

VIDEO: Syria rebels say hostages are elite soldiers from Iran

The rebels say that the Iranians kidnapped yesterday are actually Revolutionary Guards and not pilgrims, as was originally claimed.

# free-syrian-army - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Syria latest: Jordan's refugee camp, the Pope's plea and Aleppo assaults

The Pope has appealed for an end to violence as Syria’s army continues its ferocious attacks on the city of Aleppo.

# free-syrian-army - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Syria army launches Aleppo assault

Fears are growing about the safety of civilians in Syria’s second city, with reports of massive assaults on several neighbourhoods.

Six-year-old boy shot dead by Syrian troops

The young boy was trying to flee the country with this family when he was shot in the neck.

# free-syrian-army - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Russia, China again block UN resolution for sanctions against Syria

The vote – which the West says is “appalling” – put the future of the on-the-ground observer mission in serious doubt.

# free-syrian-army - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law killed in Damascus suicide bombing

A suicide bombing targeted the national security headquarters in central Damascus with Syrian state TV reporting that Defence Minister General Daoud Rajha was also killed.

# free-syrian-army - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Fragile ceasefire comes into effect in Syria

A truce brokered by UN envoy Kofi Annan appears to be holding, hours after another deadline passed this morning.

# free-syrian-army - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Syria: Rebels refuse 'written guarantee' to end fighting

It comes as the UN/Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan decried the continuing violence in the country.

# free-syrian-army - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Gulf countries agree a 'pot of gold' to fund Syrian rebels

The large-scale plan was agreed at a meeting of foreign ministers in Istanbul today as violence continues in Syria.

# free-syrian-army - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Syria declares 'victory' over year-long anti-Assad uprising

The state-run SANA news agency carries comments from a minister who says the anti-government uprising is defeated.

# free-syrian-army - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Syrian regime accepts UN ceasefire plan

However, a senior UN official has accused Bashar al-Assad’s forces of deliberately torturing and jailing hundreds of children.

# free-syrian-army - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Kofi Annan meets Syrian president in bid to defuse violence

The visit comes amid reports that a number of high-ranking military officers have joined rebel forces against Bashar al-Assad.

# free-syrian-army - Friday 9 March, 2012

'Families massacred' in Homs as rebels reject call for dialogue

Activists are reporting summary executions, mass rape and targeting of specific families by the forces of president Bashar al-Assad.

# free-syrian-army - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Patients 'tortured' by doctors in Syrian hospital

Chilling footage has emerged from Homs, showing patients tightly shackled to beds and bearing the marks of beatings.

# free-syrian-army - Monday 27 February, 2012

Syria: Women and children among 64 killed at Homs checkpoint - activists

The 64 people were trying to flee the bombarded city. Activists said that 135 people have been killed across the country today.

# free-syrian-army - Sunday 12 February, 2012

"They tied a detonator to my hand": Stories from inside Syria

Torture, killings and forced amputations: three people injured by Assad’s security forces reveal their horrific experiences.

# free-syrian-army - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues Syria This post contains videos

Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues

The violence comes despite more assurances from president Bashar Assad to end the bombardment and start dialogue with rebel fighters.

# free-syrian-army - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Up to 350 killed in sustained shelling in Syria

Syrian forces unleash a three-hour barrage of mortar bombs and artillery shells in Homs, with at least 200 people killed.