The Free Syrian Army is on the verge of collapse. Fighting on two fronts, it is not only battling the Assad regime but must also stop the march of the barbaric militant group ISIS across Syria. For General Abd al-Ilah al-Bashir, theShow More Summary
In a place where heavy weaponry is scarce, yet war against a fairly well armed government has raged for years, there are bound to be some ingenious improvised arms. As is the case when it comes to the Hell Cannon, the Free Syrian Army's artillery piece not of choice, but of necessity. Read more...
This week, the White House confirmed that an American citizen named Douglas McAuthur McCain has been killed in Syria at the hands of the Free Syrian Army, apparently while fighting alongside ISIS. The State Department says that there are “as many as 100? Americans fighting with various extremist groups in the region, including but not limited to [...]
SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego man who had been fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terror organization in Syria was found dead this weekend by the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, is believed to have been killed in a clash between the two Syrian opposition groups. Show More Summary
An American jihadist has died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego was killed over the weekend, according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain's passport and of his body -- which feature a distinctive neck tattoo -- have been seen by NBC News. Show More Summary
A U.S. citizen from California was killed fighting for ISIL in Syria over the weekend: Free Syrian Army.
His name: Douglas McArthur McCain. McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain’s passport and of his body — which feature a distinctive neck tattoo — have been seen by NBC News. According to [...]
An American who grew up in Minnesota joined ISIS and was killed along with two other foreign fighters in Syria, NBC News reports, citing activists linked to the Free Syrian Army. Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, was killed in clashes between ISIS and other Syrian opposition groups. Show More Summary
The Syrian regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad decided to go easy on ISIS so that the extremist group would kill off secular rebels of the the Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), Maria Abi-Habib of The Wall Street Journal reports. Show More Summary
The Free Syrian Army is not impressed with President Obama’s new threat to attack ISIS inside Syria. That’s like ‘tickling’ the terror group, the FSA says—and is too little, too late.
Reportedly captured by an affiliate of the Free Syrian Army and turned over to ISIS, the late journalist James Wright Foley was held in captivity...
The Syrian rebels in the Free Syrian Army (FSA) asked the United States for airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria similar to those the US performed in Iraq. The terrorist group is closing in on Aleppo, the last rebel stronghold in Syria. Show More Summary
Did the United States make a huge mistake by not aggressively supporting and arming the Free Syrian Army back in 2011-12? Did this decision produce a power vacuum that prompted the rise of ISIS in Iraq? Marc Lynch says no to the first question: The academic literature is not encouraging. Show More Summary
The Hezbollah commander of the forces loyal to president Basher all Assad was defeated and killed on Sunday by the Free Syrian Army ( FSA) rebels in the town of Bork in Hama province, Al Khaleej website reported on Monday. Neither Al...Show More Summary
Three weeks ago, a group of leaders from the opposition Free Syrian Army warned U.S. officials that a strategic city along the Iraqi border was about to fall to ISIS. It was the latest in a long series of increasingly anxious cries for help. The rebels never heard back from the Americans. Click here to […]
The American-supported Free Syrian Army was forced to withdraw from a key city on the Iraq-Syria border last week after its pleas for help went unanswered by the United States.
Reports coming out of eastern Syria Monday revealed that several factions within the Syrian opposition force known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have pledged services to the Islamic State, the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Show More Summary
“When you get farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before going up against a ruthless opposition in Assad, the notion that they were in a position to suddenly overturn not only Assad but also ruthless, highly trained jihadists if we just sent a few arms is a fantasy.” - Barack Obama to CBS on June 22 In one sentence, U.S. Show More Summary
Forty Hezbollah fighters were killed Thursday in an ambush in the Syrian flashpoint town of Rankous, near the Lebanese border, according to a report by Lebanese news website NOW A Free Syrian Army member who identified himself as Abu...Show More Summary
Nine top officers from the moderate Free Syrian Army (FSA) resigned on Saturday over shortages and mismanagement of military aid from donor countries to their uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. “We seek your (the rebels’) forgiveness...Show More Summary