May 2, 1990 |
Leftist rebels early today attacked the residence of President Alfredo Cristiani, dynamited power stations and attacked strategic targets in the capital in what appeared to be their biggest such action since a huge November offensive. Cristiani was unhurt in the attack, armed forces spokesman Maj. Mauricio Chavez Caceres told Reuters. Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front rebels attacked the residence with rifle-fire during a series of attacks in the exclusive Escalon area in the northwest of San Salvador.
March 26, 2013 |
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Rebels overthrew Central African Republic's president of a decade on Sunday, seizing the presidential palace and declaring that the desperately poor country has "opened a new page in its history. " The country's president fled the capital, while extra French troops moved to secure the airport, officials said. The rebels' invasion of the capital came just two months after they had signed a peace agreement that would have let President Francois Bozize serve until 2016.
September 2, 2011 |
TRIPOLI, Libya - In a fiery broadcast from hiding, Moammar Gadhafi warned yesterday that loyalist tribes in his main strongholds were armed and preparing for battle, a show of defiance hours after rebels extended a deadline for the surrender of the fugitive leader's hometown. The rebels, who have been moving troops toward remaining Gadhafi bastions across Libya, had shifted the deadline for the town of Sirte in hopes of avoiding the bloodshed that met their attack on Tripoli. "We want to save our fighters and not lose a single one in battles with Gadhafi's forces," said Mohammed al-Rajali, a spokesman for the rebel leadership in the eastern city of Benghazi.
June 13, 2011 |
MISRATA, Libya - From east and west, working with NATO air strikes, rebels battled forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi on Sunday at flash points along the Mediterranean coast, rebel commanders reported. The government said their victory claims were "wishful reporting. " Insurgents had reported fighting street by street to retake the Mediterranean port city of Zawiya, 18 miles west of Tripoli, a prize that would put them within striking distance of the capital and cut off one of Gadhafi's last supply routes from Tunisia.
July 1, 2013 |
BEIRUT - Rebels captured a major army post in the southern city of Daraa on Friday after nearly two weeks of intense fighting, as battles raged between troops and opposition forces in the province that borders Jordan, activists said. Daraa, the provincial capital of a region that carries the same name, is the birthplace of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad that started 27 months ago. Rebels hope to one day launch an offensive from the area to take the capital, Damascus. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of activists around the country, said Islamic militants led by members of the al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, or the Nusra Front, captured the checkpoint after a two-week siege.
July 21, 2012 |
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Rebels pressed their guerrilla fight to topple Syria's regime deeper into the capital on Friday, ambushing troops and attacking police stations as thousands of civilians fled to Lebanon and Iraq to escape some of the worst violence of the 16-month conflict. The two-day death toll was more than 470 people, marking some of the deadliest of the uprising. The U.N. refugee agency said that between 8,500 and 30,000 Syrians had entered Lebanon in the last 48 hours, and thousands of Iraqis have also returned home, a bitter trip for many who fled to Syria from their own country's civil war. In Damascus, Syrian forces recaptured one battle-scarred neighborhood and proudly showed reporters the bodies of rebel fighters lying in rubble-strewn streets.
March 18, 1991 |
No college basketball team talks more trash or is more audacious at strutting its stuff. If the Nevada-Las Vegas Runnin' Rebels played football instead of hoops, they would be, well, the University of Miami. The most accurate gauge of the pressure UNLV must have felt during an unusually close 62-54 victory over Georgetown yesterday was not so much its 37.9 percent shooting or 11 turnovers, but the lack of celebratory antics for which the Rebels are notorious. In fact, nary a high-five was exchanged until Larry Johnson and Anderson Hunt slapped palms moments before Hunt's two free throws gave UNLV a 62-52 lead with 15.8 seconds remaining in the second-round game of the NCAA Tournament's West Regional.
March 25, 1991 |
If Nevada-Las Vegas has a vulnerable side, as people were beginning to suggest after the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament, it certainly didn't show Saturday. After taking it easy against their first three opponents, the unbeaten defending champions treated the West Regional final like business and humbled Seton Hall, 77-65. As the final seconds mercifully ticked off the scoreboard clock, some of the UNLV faithful unfurled a banner behind coach Jerry Tarkanian's bench that read, "UNLV: University of No Losses Just Victories.
June 14, 2011 |
MISRATA, Libya - Libyan rebels Monday broke out toward Tripoli from the opposition-held port of Misrata 140 miles to the east, cracking a government siege as fighters across the country mounted a resurgence in their four-month-old revolt against Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels gained a diplomatic boost as well when the visiting the German foreign minister declared that the nascent opposition government was "the legitimate representative of the Libyan people. " Guido Westerwelle was visiting Benghazi, the capital of the rebel-held east, to open a liaison office and hand over medical supplies.