Sam Hardy asks, rhetorically I would say, as he has already shown the true answer: 'Was most of the looting at the most extensively looted site in Syria conducted under the Islamic State or the Free Syrian Army?' Conflict Antiquities March 12, 2015.
President Obama’s impossibly complicated plan for dealing with the Islamic State group involves a de facto alliance with Iran in Iraq, and training up a ‘third force,’ essentially creating a new, ‘moderate’ Free Syrian Army to attack al-Qaeda and IS.
Hackers in Lebanon with alleged ties to Hezbollah and the pro-Assad regime have stolen military information, political information, refugee personal information, and information on humanitarian activities and financing, according to FireEye, a US cyber security company. Show More Summary
Kurdish forces, supported by Free Syrian Army troops and coalition air strikes, have largely recovered Kobane from rule by Daesh (called Islamic State in the West).
By Juan Cole | — Kurdish forces (including both the local YPG and Peshmerga units from Iraqi Kurdistan), and supported by Free Syrian Army troops and coalition air strikes, have largely recovered…
This small tray-back cargo truck was reportedly fitted with the gun turret off a Russian war machine called a Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty (BMP) by the Free Syrian Army. As you can see in this video, it seems to actually work. Read more...
Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr handed over Free Syrian Army Colonel Abdullah Rifai, who was arrested at a Lebanese Army checkpoint near Arsal on November 9, to the General Security. The Lebanese Army said in a statement on November 9 that it arrested Rifai who was being smuggled into the country by Khaled […]
The Free Syrian Army Monday called on the Lebanese government to free Colonel Abdullah Rifai, who was arrested at a Lebanese Army checkpoint near Arsal on Sunday. “The Lebanese Army is not our enemy,” FSA said in a statement carried by Elnashra website. It urged the Lebanese government to free its commander l who heads the […]
Over 10 Islamic State militants died after eating food poisoned by their cooks, who plotted the operation with the Free Syrian Army. The incident that took place at the ISIS camp in Deir al-Zour also left at least over 20 ISIS fighters hospitalized. According to the Times of Iraq the Free Syrian Army carried out […]
The Lebanese army on Sunday arrested a Syrian rebel commander who was trying to enter Lebanon using fake documents, a security source told AFP on condition of anonymity. “The army arrested a commander of the (rebel) Free Syrian Army from the Qalamoun area” near Lebanon, the source said. “He was trying to enter Lebanon using […]
Feel-good story of the day: Revolutionaries posing as cooks infiltrated an ISIS camp and poisoned meals in a bid to kill as many fighters as they could. Sources in the Syrian Free Army said a dozen Islamic State militants perished.....
A dozen ISIS fighter have allegedly been murdered after a chef managed to sneak into their camp and then poisoned their food. According to the Mirror they were members of the Syrian free Army. The revolutionaries put on various items of clothing that made them look like chefs. Show More Summary
After reading my post yesterday about the weakness of our anti-ISIS strategy in Iraq, a friend emailed this: "It's also worth mentioning that our non-plan in Syria, the Free Syrian Army, is disintegrating by the minute." Here's the story...Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) The Free Syrian Army and Harakat Hazm were formed with the intention of fighting the Assad regime. President Obama hoped to convert them into forces that could help degrade ISIS. But over the weekend, both groups found themselves in combat against neither Assad nor ISIS. Show More Summary
The Free Syrian Army, a moderate militia being trained and equipped by the Obama administration in hopes that it could defeat both ISIS and Syria's secular dictator, was routed by Al Qaeda allies over the weekend, with many of its men and weapons being taken over for the jihadi cause. Read more...
Update as of 5:10 a.m. EDT: At least 150 fighters of the rebel Free Syrian Army, or FSA, entered Syria overnight from Turkey on Wednesday to help Kurdish fighters battling militants of the Islamic State group in the town of Kobani, Agence France-Presse, or AFP, reported, citing local Turkish officials. Last week, Turkish President Recep [...]Show More Summary
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says 1300 Free Syrian Army fighters would join Kurds in defending the key Syrian border town of Kobani from an assault by Islamic State jihadists. The Syrian Kurds have ‘accepted 1300 people from...Show More Summary
Free Syrian Army (FSA) soldier Abu Mustafa, as he called himself, illegally crossed the Lebanese border with relics he looted on the outskirts of Damascus, following fighting there. The rebels usually come at night, when it’s harder to catch them. Trading is done quickly and quietly. Mustafa says he [...]Show More Summary
Talk about a cool war video. The Free Syrian Army fired off an Army TOW missile, with some unexpected consequences. Syrian Army Gvozdika self propelled howitzer is hit by Free
Battalions fighting with the Free Syrian Army have joined the Kurdish militia in Kobane to battle the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The introduction of opposition rebels into Kobane shows a shifting power dynamic in the Syrian war. Show More Summary