SYRIAN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SYRIAN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rebels capture only Syrian border crossing to Israel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58345343-68/israel-crossing-syria-israeli.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58345343-68/israel-crossing-syria-israeli.html.csp">Rebels capture only Syrian border crossing to Israel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Liz Sly and Ruth Eglash</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T22:27:53.497-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Syrian rebels Wednesday claimed control of the only border crossing between Syria and Israel, extending a series of gains in the strategically sensitive Golan Heights in recent days. The capture of the crossing point is of greater symbolic than strategic significance for the rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, given the decades-old state of war that has prevailed between Israel and Syria. It does, however, consolidate rebel control over Syria’s border with Israe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58345343@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:27:53 MDT Mother begs for life of U.S. reporter held in Syria http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58345345-68/islamic-state-group-sotloff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58345345-68/islamic-state-group-sotloff.html.csp">Mother begs for life of U.S. reporter held in Syria</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIAA HADID </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T22:40:24.154-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BEIRUT • The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria. Shirley Sotloff’s plea came as a U.N. commission accused the group, which dominates a broad swath of territory spanning the Syria-Iraq border, of committing crimes against humanity and President Barack Obama weighs option...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583453452014-08-27T22:40:24.154-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T22:40:24.154-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58345345@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:40:24 MDT Islamic State fighters seize air base in Syria http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58332647-68/state-group-islamic-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58332647-68/state-group-islamic-government.html.csp">Islamic State fighters seize air base in Syria</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN LUCAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T21:03:01.776-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadi group, activists and state media said. Tabqa airfield — home to several warplane squadrons, helicopters, tanks, artillery, and ammunition bunkers — is the third military base in the area to fall to the extremists since last month. Those victories are part of the Islamic State group’s aggressive push to co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583326472014-08-24T21:03:01.776-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T21:03:01.776-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58332647@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:03:01 MDT Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323234-68/assad-attack-chemical-syria.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323234-68/assad-attack-chemical-syria.html.csp">Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ZEINA KARAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:47:19.062-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad. His deadly stockpile has been destroyed, but he has stayed in power, bought time and gotten world powers to engage him. Along the way, global disapproval has shifted away from Assad and toward the Islamic extremists who are fighting him and spreading destruction across Syria and Iraq. In Syria, frustrated opposition leaders plan modest rallies Friday to commemo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583232342014-08-21T17:47:19.062-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:47:19.062-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323234@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:47:19 MDT Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279389-68/stoning-islamic-group-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279389-68/stoning-islamic-group-state.html.csp">Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BASSEM MROUE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T19:08:54.465-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 07:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress. None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters, mostly foreign extremists, did it ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582793892014-08-09T19:08:54.465-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T19:08:54.465-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279389@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:08:54 MDT Syrian rebels kill 10 soldiers, capture others in Lebanon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58257216-68/syrian-lebanese-arsal-rebels.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58257216-68/syrian-lebanese-arsal-rebels.html.csp">Syrian rebels kill 10 soldiers, capture others in Lebanon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIAA HADID</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-03T20:54:02.55-06:00">Updated Aug 3, 2014 08:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Syrian rebels killed 10 Lebanese troops and likely captured over a dozen more in a raid on a Lebanese border town, the country’s military chief said, the most serious spillover of violence yet into the tiny country from its neighbor’s civil war. The capture of Lebanese soldiers and police raised fears that the country could become further entangled in the Syrian civil war and could worsen already-brewing sectarian tensions. “What happened today is more serious than what some people ima...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582572162014-08-03T20:54:02.55-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-03T20:54:02.55-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58257216@www.sltrib.com Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:54:02 MDT Syria rebels raid Lebanese town, kill, capture troops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58254545-68/arsal-gunmen-army-lebanon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58254545-68/arsal-gunmen-army-lebanon.html.csp">Syria rebels raid Lebanese town, kill, capture troops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BASSEM MROUE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T19:59:02.062-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 07:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Rebels fighting in Syria’s civil war crossed into Lebanon and raided a border town Saturday, killing and capturing security force members in the most serious incursion into the tiny country during its neighbor’s 3-year-old conflict. The rebels, who included foreign fighters, demanded to trade soldiers and police officers it captured in Arsal for some of the “most dangerous detainees,” the Lebanese army said in a statement. Masked gunmen roamed the streets as Lebanese helicopter gunship...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582545452014-08-02T19:59:02.062-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-02T19:59:02.062-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58254545@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 19:59:02 MDT Sunni fighters turn from Iraq to grab land on Syria border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144266-68/iraq-group-baghdadi-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144266-68/iraq-group-baghdadi-islamic.html.csp">Sunni fighters turn from Iraq to grab land on Syria border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN LUCAS </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ZEINA KARAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T21:04:12.469-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 09:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • Fresh from success in Iraq, a Sunni extremist group tried to tighten its hold Wednesday on territory in Syria and crush pockets of resistance on land straddling the border where it has declared the foundation of an Islamic state. Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned that the entire region is endangered by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, whose gunmen have rampaged across his country in recent weeks. Facing pressure to step aside, al-Maliki said the focus must...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581442662014-07-02T21:04:12.469-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T21:04:12.469-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144266@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:04:12 MDT