A top general who has abandoned President Bashar Assad's regime was a longtime friend from Syria's most powerful Sunni family, and his break with the Alawite-dominated inner circle signals crumbling support from a privileged elite.
- 21 March, 2013 -- Obama skeptical of Assad claim on chemical weapons
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but he's "deeply skeptical" of claims by Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime that rebel forces were behind such an attack.
- 25 April, 2013 -- Syria’s industrialists join exodus from country
BEIRUT (AP) — With the Syrian civil war edging closer to Damascus, the capital's business elite long cultivated by President Bashar Assad as a support for his regime is starting to join the exodus from the country.
- 14 April, 2013 -- Activists: Syrian regime airstrikes kill 25
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out airstrikes on a rebellious neighborhood in the capital and a village in the country's northeast on Sunday, killing at least 25 people, including a dozen children, activists said.
- 14 April, 2013 -- Syrian government airstrikes kill at least 25
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out airstrikes on a rebellious neighborhood of the capital as well as a village in the country's northeast Sunday, killing at least 25 people, including 12 children, activists said.
- 27 March, 2013 -- Officials: Arms shipments rise to Syrian rebels
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Mideast powers opposed to President Bashar Assad have dramatically stepped up weapons supplies to Syrian rebels in coordination with the U.S. in preparation for a push on the capital of Damascus, officials and Western military experts said Wednesday.