Free Syrian Army
A former butcher and now a fighter for the Syrian rebels after returning from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo
The longer the West remains inactive, the more Islamic extremists will join the war. Inaction by the Obama administration over the last two years had encouraged the regime to kill more than 60,000 Syrians and force the displacement of 2 million Syrians. By turning a blind eye, President Obama has in effect given the green light to Al-Qaeda and other Jihadists to enter Syria.
Syria Uprising: Ahmed, Seven-Year-Old Son Of Rebel Fighter Stands Guard With AK-47 & Cigarette (PICTURES)
Puffing on a cigarette, with an AK-47 rifle slung casually on his shoulders, this seven-year-old Syrian boy’s childhood appears
A Syrian Spring: An Interview With the Representative of the Syrian National Coalition, Walid Saffour
Walid Saffour is sitting in a light, minimalist office overlooking Hyde Park. A representative of the Syrian National Coalition of the Revolutionary Opposition, he seems like a cross between a gentle Syrian uncle and a seasoned diplomat. Yet while he is affable and polite, there is an intrinsic reserve about him.
Human rights campaigners have warned that Syrian opposition fighters are conducting summary killings, using child soldiers
I met an injured soldier in Yamadiya hospital with bits of shrapnel stuck on his face who displayed this extraordinary morale, saying, "May God heal me quickly so that I can return to fight that oppressor." The doctor did not seem very optimistic about his recovery.
Can the world turn a blind eye to the atrocities committed by a murderous thuggish regime against its own people? Verbal condemnation is insufficient. Action is required and very quickly.
The head of Syria's military police has defected and reportedly fled to Turkey. Lt Gen Abulaziz al-Shalal announced his decision
I urge the Free Syrian Army to release the Iranian hostages unharmed and without prior conditions.
Turkey has banned Syrian planes from flying in Turkish airspace, less than 24 hours after Damascus banned Turkish planes