If Assad falls and a new government is formed by Sunni rebel forces, Iran loses a keystone in its regional power structure.
He is planning on joining the rebel army in Syria soon, leaving his wife and child in the camp.
Convincing the U.S. government to arm a rebel movement requires a multi-pronged attack.
It has basked in growing popularity in the rebel areas of Idlib and Aleppo provinces tucked under the border with Turkey.
His character in the film is referred to as the rebel, which fits his many piercings and rings.
At his feet crouched a warrior, probably a captive or rebel.
We use them for prisons for those of the rebel army that we capture.
We learned afterwards that he was not one of our men, but a rebel spy.
He was anxious to assume his station in the war against the rebel Moors.
The rebel is the product of extreme fixation and unintelligent immobilities.
c.1300, from Old French rebelle "stubborn, obstinate, rebellious" (12c.) and directly from Latin rebellis "insurgent, rebellious," from rebellare "to rebel, revolt," from re- "opposite, against," or perhaps "again" (see re-) + bellare "wage war," from bellum "war."
mid-14c., from Old French rebeller (14c.), from Latin rebellare "to revolt" (see rebel (adj.)). Related: Rebelled; rebelling.
"person who makes war on his country for political motives," mid-14c., from rebel (adj.). Meaning "supporter of the American cause in the War of Independence" is from 1775; sense of "supporter of the Southern cause in the American Civil War" is attested from April 15, 1861. Rebel yell in an American Civil War context attested from 1862, but the thing itself is older and was said to have been picked up by southwestern men in their periodic wars against the Indians.
The Southern troops, when charging or to express their delight, always yell in a manner peculiar to themselves. The Yankee cheer is more like ours; but the Confederate officers declare that the rebel yell has a particular merit, and always produces a salutary and useful effect upon their adversaries. A corps is sometimes spoken of as a 'good yelling regiment.' [A.J.L. Fremantle, "The Battle of Gettysburg and the Campaign in Pennsylvania," in "Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine," Sept. 1863]
A white Southerner (1862+)