Tag Archives: Rebels

Philippines, communist rebels agree on interim ceasefire

NOORDWIJK AAN ZEE, Netherlands: The Philippine government and communist rebels have agreed in principle on an interim ceasefire to boost ongoing peace talks aimed at ending one of the world’s longest insurgencies, the two sides said on Thursday (Apr 6). The temporary truce would take effect after the two sides iron out the guidelines and… Read More »

Yemen rebels call on UN to investigate bombings, dismiss peace envoy

SANAA: Rebels controlling Yemen’s capital called on the United Nations on Friday to take action to end violence that has destroyed large parts of the country and to investigate bombings carried out by a Saudi-led coalition. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Houthi movement urged the U.N. to investigate a Saudi-led airstrike… Read More »

Turkey-backed rebels kill 68 IS fighters near Syria's al-Bab – military

ANKARA: Syrian rebels backed by Turkish warplanes killed 68 Islamic State militants in northern Syria overnight, the Turkish military said on Saturday, as intense fighting around the town of al-Bab continued. Rebels supported by Turkish troops have laid siege to the Islamic State-held town for weeks under the “Euphrates Shield” operation launched by Turkey nearly… Read More »

Syrian rebels say new deal reached to secure Aleppo evacuation

BEIRUT: A new deal has been reached to complete the evacuation of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo which had stalled over demands from pro-government forces that two villages besieged by rebels also be evacuated, a Syrian rebel told news channel al-Arabiya al-Hadath on Saturday. Rebel official al-Farouk Abu Bakr, speaking from Aleppo, said the deal… Read More »

Syria army pounds Aleppo rebels as US, Russia to meet

ALEPPO: Syrian warplanes again pounded Aleppo’s last rebel-held districts, as the United States said American and Russian officials would meet Saturday (Dec 10) in a bid to save the city from “complete” destruction. With the fighting resuming after a brief respite, the UN General Assembly demanded an immediate ceasefire and urgent aid deliveries, in a… Read More »