REBELS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/REBELS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Syrian army drives rebels from border stronghold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57690825-68/rebels-yabroud-lebanon-syrian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57690825-68/rebels-yabroud-lebanon-syrian.html.csp">Syrian army drives rebels from border stronghold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIAA HADID </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and BARBARA SURK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T21:18:02.488-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • With rebels fleeing into neighboring Lebanon, Syrian government troops and Hezbollah fighters captured a strategic town near the frontier Sunday, ousting opposition fighters from their last stronghold in the vital border area. Yabroud was a major smuggling hub for the rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad. The town’s fall is the latest in a string of strategic gains by Assad’s forces that have consolidated authority in the past months in Syria’s major cities, including the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576908252014-03-16T21:18:02.488-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T21:18:02.488-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57690825@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:18:02 MDT Hezbollah ambushes al-Qaida-linked rebels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57603991-68/rebels-syrian-fighters-syria.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57603991-68/rebels-syrian-fighters-syria.html.csp">Hezbollah ambushes al-Qaida-linked rebels</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T19:25:02.374-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 07:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Damascus, Syria • Syrian army troops on Wednesday killed 175 rebels, many of them al-Qaida-linked fighters, in an ambush described as one of the deadliest attacks by government forces against fighters near Damascus, according to state media. An opposition group said the dawn ambush — part of a government effort to secure the capital — was carried out by the Lebanese Hezbollah group, which has been instrumental in helping President Bashar Assad’s regime push back rebels entrenched in the suburbs...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576039912014-02-26T19:25:02.374-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-26T19:25:02.374-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57603991@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:25:02 MDT