By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The 30th Infantry Division of the moderate Free Syrian Army says that the al-Qaeda-linked Support Front captured one of its commanders and several…
Supporting the Kurds and Free Syrian Army on the ground is essential to win against ISIL.
Because of Obama's disastrous misjudgment of the Free Syrian Army, we have massively strengthened ISIS.
REPORT: ‘VETTED MODERATE’ FREE SYRIAN ARMY FIGHTING ALONGSIDE AL-QAEDA, ISLAMIC STATE AGAINST ASSAD REGIME: “What vetting system was the Obama administration using when they supposedly vetted the Syrian rebel groups that are now fighting...Show More Summary
Last weekend, a coalition of fighters from the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (Y.P.G.) and the Free Syrian Army (F.S.A.) laid siege to Tal Abyad, a hardscrabble border town in northern Syria. For the past year, the IslamicShow More Summary
Embattled non-extremist rebels go on the offensive in southern Daraa province; activists say war's death toll could have topped 300,000
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian army air strikes killed at least 300 insurgents and wounded hundreds more during a military operation to free besieged troops at a hospital in northwestern Syria, state television said on Sunday.
A Texas man who claimed to have traveled to Syria to fight with the Free Syrian Army was arrested Thursday on charges that he lied to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group ISIS as reported by NBC News. Show More Summary
Iraq and Syria no longer exist as coherent unitary states. By now, followers of events in the Middle East have grown used to maps that show how ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, the Assad regime, the Baghdad government, the Kurdistan...Show More Summary
As the Washington Free Beacon said: “A series of missions by the Israeli Air Force struck targets related to the Syrian army and Hezbollah located on the border between Syria and Lebanon, according to multiple reports.” “One strike hit what a report in the Times of Israel refers to as “Syrian missile depots” on Wednesday. Another […]
The Syrian Army and Palestinian militia are getting ready to launch a joint operation to free the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus, currently held by the Islamic State.
Street fighting is going on in Yarmouk as the "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) is forced to sign a truce with the Syrian government in face of the Islamic State's unexpected advance.
15 people, including the Free Syrian Army fighters, were killed and 70 others were wounded during a rally in a Palestinian camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus by the ISIL militants.
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 […]