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Nearly 500 killed in fighting between Syrian rebels and Al-Qaeda

Source : RT | 11 Jan 2014

Almost 500 people, including 85 civilians, were killed during in-fighting between rebel groups and an Al-Qaeda branch in Syria in the past week, an activist group reported.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that at least 482 people were dead since the fighting between moderates and mainstream rebel factions versus Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) intensified on January 3.

The group added that 157 individuals were from the ISIL, 240 others were from more moderate factions and 85 were civilians.

Is Embrace of Syrian Rebels Preparation for US Intervention?

By Jon Queally | Agencies | 13 Dec 2012

In a move that notches up the potential for a western military intervention in Syria, the US government on Tuesday formally recognized factions of the armed opposition group facing off against President Bashar al-Assad in what has been an escalating and bloody civil war in the Middle East country.

Deadly raid resulted in deserted village, UNAMID said

Source : Agencies | 08 Nov 2012

Syrian opposition wants arms supplies for rebels

Source : Reuters | 24 Feb 2012

Syria's opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) appealed to the "Friends of Syria" on Friday to arm the rebel Free Syrian Army and to support all forms of popular resistance against President Bashar al-Assad.

Ethiopian court convicts Swedes of aiding rebels

By Reuters : Addis Ababa | 22 Dec 2011

An Ethiopian court found two Swedish journalists guilty on Wednesday of helping and promoting the outlawed Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebel group, and entering the Horn of Africa nation illegally.

Reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson were arrested in July after they entered Ethiopia's Ogaden province from Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region with a team of ONLF fighters.

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