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 […]
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