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.
December 3, 2012 Some Syrian military attacks on Turkey have drawn a harsh response. But in an incident over the weekend, the Turks chose to play it down. The episode shows the complicated nature of the battle.
November 28, 2012 Civilians who remain in Syria's war-torn financial capital rely on private TV channel Aleppo Today and its 24-hour news tickers, which provide street-by-street details on where the tanks are, the latest airstrikes and rebel offensives — and even alerts when the Internet is working.
November 26, 2012 Syrian rebels are making advances, but on occasion, there can be tension when they take over a town or village. That happened recently when the rebels captured a Kurdish town in northeastern Syria earlier this month.
November 20, 2012 A Syrian governor visits a town controlled by rebels, and it helps ease the suffering. But the move also draws criticism from both pro- and anti-government forces.
November 15, 2012 Throughout the Syrian uprising, the opposition has relied on social media to get out its message. The newly formed Syrian National Coalition is hoping Facebook will link up supporters and help the movement build backing inside Syria.
November 5, 2012 The Syrian opposition movement suffers from deep divisions and has been weighted toward those in exile rather than those battling inside Syria. At talks in Qatar this week, the U.S. is pushing for the creation of a new opposition group.