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As President Barack Obama and his national security advisors continue to weigh the costs and benefits of providing greater financial and materiel support for elements of the Syrian opposition—potentially including lethal aid—it is important to understand the structure of the Syrian opposition, which remains plagued by many divisions. Read more»

A UN commission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria said it has "not reached conclusive findings" on the issue, contradicting an earlier claim by UN human rights investigator Carla del Ponte. The White House weighed in on Monday afternoon, with spokesman Jay Carney saying there was evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, but not conclusive proof. Read more»

Six months ago the city of Maarat al-Nu'man was still functioning. Today it's rubble. It's a process that has played out over and over across Syria. (with video) Read more»

Official logo of the Syrian National Coalition

After an intense, two-month-long battle, rebel forces gained control of the largest helicopter airbase in Syria on Friday, dealing a significant blow to the Syrian regime. Read more»

For just $1 a day, you too can help a Syrian rebel oust President Bashar al-Assad. Read more»

Kofi Annan

With bodies literally piling up at the feet of his ceasefire observers, Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League envoy, left Damascus on Wednesday after his latest meeting with President Bashar al-Assad and said Syria is facing a "tipping point' Read more»

A man is hospitalized after being wounded at a refugee camp in Turkey by cross-border gunfire.

As violence erupts all around them, some Syrians remain committed to peaceful protests. Read more»