December 12, 2012 The Syrian rebels have long been pleading for more powerful weapons in their fight against the Syrian regime. Now, sources say they are being trained to shoot down Syrian military aircraft.
December 11, 2012 The announcement, which was made on ABC, grants new legitimacy to the rebel coalition and marks a new phase in U.S. efforts against the Assad regime. Britain, France, Turkey and several Gulf Arab nations have already recognized the coalition as effectively being a government in exile.
December 11, 2012 After months of revolt, Syria's health care system is collapsing, with half of the country's public hospitals destroyed. Yet Syrian doctors continue to treat patients. Now, a group of Syrian-American doctors is stepping in to help bring crucial supplies and training.
December 10, 2012 The decision to add Jabhat al-Nusra to the list of foreign terrorist organizations is meant to marginalize extremists who are among the groups working to oust President Bashar Assad. A State Department spokeswoman said the group was an al-Qaida front.
December 10, 2012 Rebels recently took control of the Syrian border village of Khirbet al-Joz. Since then, the villagers have selected a town leadership. They also have a police force chosen by the town rather than the regime. They hope their model will be widely emulated.