Syrian rebels and govt forces clash over key northwestern airbase

Rebel fighters laid siege to a strategic military base in northern Syria and were reportedly repelled by government forces. The attack precedes a major opposition summit with the objective of uniting the rebels under a new leadership. ­The fighting took place at the Taftanaz airbase, which lies between Syria’s capital…
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Violent Syria video footage: UN warns of possible rebel war crimes (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Video footage has emerged from Syria allegedly showing rebel fighters beating and kicking surrendered soldiers before shooting them dead. The UN says that if the killings are confirmed, the acts constitute a war crime. The killings took place on Thursday, during an assault by rebels in the northern town of…
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