Al Qaeda Embedded with US-led Rebels in Syria’s South

Sharmine Narwani Map on Nusra-controlled areas in Daraa and Quneitra, southern Syria, June 2018. DARAA, Syria – At first glance, all appears calm in this southern Syrian city where protests first broke out seven years ago. Residents mill around shops in preparation for the evening Iftar meal when they break their daily fast during the…

The SAA Divided Ghouta into Three Parts. What Does that Mean?

Syriana Analysis Published on Mar 12, 2018 Kevork Almassian explains the latest developments in Eastern Ghouta and the military consequences of slicing Ghouta into three parts. The Special Task Force (فريق المهام الخاصة) demonstrates the military units involved from the Syrian Army side in the battle to liberate al-Ghouta. Syrian soldier Wassim Issa documents the…

Challenging Turkish Government Lies About the “Free Syrian Army”

SOL INTERNATIONAL Turkey’s ruling AKP party has published a report on the Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorists. In the report, it is argued, for example, that “some malevolent claims that FSA has links to Al-Qaeda does not reflect the reality”. SoL responded to the main points claimed in the report in following points. AKP’s Department…

Turkey to Establish “Free Syrian Police” in Afrin

SOL INTERNATIONAL Turkey’s pro-government Yeni Şafak daily reports that the Turkish AKP government will launch Turkish police stations in Syria’a Afrin. As Ankara’s military operation dubbed “Olive Branch” continues in Syria’s northwestern Afrin district, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government is reported to launch police stations in order to “maintain the order” after the Turkish army…

US Creation of a New Free Syrian Army Places Peace Process in Jeopardy

Peter Korzun The US-led coalition is training militants at the Syrian Hasakah refugee camp located 70 kilometers from the border of Turkey and 50 kilometers from the border of Iraq. The New Syria Army is being formed at the location to fight the Syrian government forces in southern Syria. The US Special Operations Forces (SOF) are playing the main…

FSA Shelling Prevents Evacuation of 200 Civilians from Eastern Aleppo

On Tuesday the Free Syrian Army fired mortar rounds and gas-filled canisters at a crowd of over  200 civilians who attempted to flee the besieged districts in eastern Aleppo, Rizan Hado, a senior member of the Syrian Democratic Council said. DAMASCUS (Sputnik) Hado said that the militants bombed he Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood, trying to stop citizens…

Syria’s Neo-Colonial”Rebels” and the West’s Shape-Shifting Proxies

By Tony Cartalucci The French colonial green, white, and black banner of Syria adapted by the West’s proxy “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) had long been forgotten in the sea of black banners held aloft by Washington and Riyadh’s more extreme ploy to gain leverage upon and more direct access to the battlefield. However, as Syrian…

“Syrian Opposition” Will Boycott Peace Talks due to Russia’s Air Strikes on ISIS

Syria’s National Coalition in a statement called Russia’s air strikes on Islamic State terrorists aggression BEIRUT, October 11. /TASS/. Syria’s opposition National Coalition intends to boycott peace talks proposed by United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura due to concerns over Russia’s air strikes in Syria, the Lebanese web edition Daily Star reported on Sunday,…

US Plans to Deploy Pentagon-Trained “Syrian Rebels”, Provide Air Cover

Sputnik – Middle East In its ongoing struggle to contain the self-proclaimed Islamic State, the Pentagon is about to deploy its second batch of “moderate” US-trained fighters. Last month, reports surfaced that the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front had captured a large number of the 60 US-trained Syrian fighters sent to combat IS. Their capture highlighted…

UNDOF report reveals scale of cooperation between Israeli enemy and terrorist organizations in Syria

UNDOF Report & Documents 07/12/2014 New York, SANA Observers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) confirmed the growing coordination and standing cooperation between the Israeli enemy’s forces and terrorist organizations, documenting more facts confirming this. A report made by the observers revealed details of ongoing communication between leaders of terrorist organizations in Syria and…

Syria Death Squads Receiving Training in Joint US-Qatar Operation

By Brandon Turbeville According to a new report by Reuters, Western-backed death squad fighters operating in Syria are receiving a portion of their training inside Qatar via the Qatari government and the United States. The unnamed sources of the information reported to Reuters that the training was taking place near Doha, Qatar in between the…

Washington-backed “rebels” surrender US arms to Al Qaeda in Syria

By Bill Van Auken 4 November 2014 Washington’s strategy in its three-month-old war in Iraq and Syria appeared to suffer another humiliating blow over the weekend as one of the last remaining strongholds of US-backed “moderate rebels” in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib fell to the Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda….