February 24, 2013

Who Just Started Arming Syria's Rebels?

Michael Weiss, NOW Lebanon

AP Photo

The Council of the European Union renewed its arms embargo on Syria this week by another three months, with the slight amendment to allow for "greater non-lethal support and technical assistance for the protection of civilians." The council further affirmed that it would "actively continue the work underway to assess and review, if necessary, the sanctions regime against Syria in order to support and help the opposition."

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Free Syrian Army, FSA, Middle East, Syria

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

February 15, 2013
Why Syria's Islamists Are Gaining
J. Malcolm Garcia, New York Times
In Aleppo, Islamists win support by showing a sense of direction and providing social services, while the Free Syrian Army displays no vision for the future. more ››
February 13, 2013
How to Start a Battalion in Syria
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, London Review
We in the Middle East have always had a strong appetite for factionalism. Some attribute it to individualism, others blame the nature of our political development or our tribalism. Some even blame the weather. We call it... more ››
February 19, 2013
On Patrol with Syria's Rebels
Rania Abouzeid, Time
The forces ranged against the regime of President Bashar Assad are a varied crew: there are foreign fighters; Islamic extremists, both Syrian and from other countries; as well as criminal elements who kidnap for ransom or loot... more ››
February 22, 2013
Free Syrian Army vs. Hezbollah in Lebanon
Michael Totten, Dispatches
Syrian rebels are (again) threatening to attack Hezbollah targets in Lebanon to retaliate for Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria’s civil war. They’ve said this before and it was just talk. I assume it’s still only talk. I... more ››
February 12, 2013
Did the CIA Betray Syria's Rebels?
Mike Giglio, Newsweek
In mid-August, a well-connected Syrian activist drove to the border city of Gaziantep in southern Turkey to meet two officers from the CIA. The officers had set up shop in a conference room at a luxury hotel, where ... more ››