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Syria: Kidnapped nuns released

Syria: Kidnapped nuns released

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Thirteen Lebanese and Syrian nuns seized by Syrian rebels three months ago were released on Sunday after intense international mediation efforts involving Lebanese, Qatari, Turkish and Syrian officials. The nuns were released in exchange for...
FSA chief: Free National Army is a pipe dream

FSA chief: Free National Army is a pipe dream

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—In exclusive comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, Free Syrian Army (FSA) chief Gen. Salim Idris played down hopes of the Syrian rebels unifying their ranks in the near future, dismissing the formation of a Free National Army as a “pipe dream” and...
Syria: Rebels drive ISIS out of Aleppo

Syria: Rebels drive ISIS out of Aleppo

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—While the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to hold onto territory it has secured in Iraq’s western Anbar province, the group has suffered a number of setbacks in its original base in Syria. An alliance of...