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
Twenty-nine fighters of the Iranian backed Shiite Hezbollah militant group have been killed in Syria’s Rankous in the last two days, during clashes with the Free Syrian Army ( FSA), FSA Commander Abu Omar Alloush was quoted as saying by NOW news website. Show More Summary
Beirut, Lebanon – Hezbollah military commander Fawzi Ayoub was killed in Syria in an ambush set up by the Free Syrian Army ( FSA) in Aleppo, accodding to a report by NOW on Sunday. Ayoub, whose nickname is Abou Abbas, joined Hezbollah in 1982. Show More Summary
Free Syrian Army ( FSA) sources told al Okaz newspaper in remarks published on Saturday that the rebels opened two new fronts in Qalamoun against the regime forces and the Hezbollah militia which forced the regime forces for retreat. The sources claimed that the rebels inflicted heavy losses on Hezbollah. Over 200 were reportedly […]
Salim Idriss says he rejects sacking from Free Syrian Army by political wing, as commanders rally in his support.
Citing "difficulties faced by the Syrian revolution," the FSA replaces Selim Idriss with Abdel Al-Ilah al-Bachir.
The Free Syrian Army said Sunday it had sacked Selim Idriss as its military chief, citing the “difficulties faced by the Syrian revolution” in its battle with the regime. In a video broadcast on the Internet, the rebel coalition said its military council had decided to replace Idriss with General Abdel al-Ilah al-Bachir ( L). […]
Turkish fighter jets destroyed a convoy belonging to Al Qaeda-linked militants fighting inside Syria, the armed forces confirmed on Wednesday. Small arms fire struck a Turkish military outpost late Tuesday as the Free Syrian Army battled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, Al Jazeera said, citing Turkish media. The Turkish F-16s destroyed […]
You may have heard about how the Free Syrian Army hacked some of CNN’s social media accounts and blogs last week. In Mashable reporter Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai‘s piece on the attack, he actually gets to interview the hackers themselves. Show More Summary
Beirut, Lebanon—In exclusive comments to Asharq Al-Awsat, Free Syrian Army (FSA) chief Gen. Salim Idris played down hopes of the Syrian rebels unifying their ranks in the near future, dismissing the formation of a Free National Army as a “pipe dream” and confirming that the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) […]
Beirut, Lebanon – The Istanbul-based Syrian interim government is moving towards forming a “Free National Army” to continue the fight against both extremist Islamist rebel groups and forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad, according to a senior Syrian opposition official. Show More Summary
Infighting between Syrian rebels threatened a hospital in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, a source said, forcing doctors to hide patients as clashes flared between Islamists and members of the Free Syrian Army. Read more here...