Arm the militants, Disable Syria’s Air Defense, Syrian opposition pleads

The head of the Syrian opposition Ahmad Jarba has called on the US to give his militant forces the weapons necessary to defeat the government’s well-armed military. Opposition forces need “efficient weapons to face these attacks including air raids, so we can change the balance of power on the ground,” Jarba told a US think-tank…

Abayomi Azikiwe: ‘SNC has no military capacity or political vision in Syria’

The assessment of the security, military, and political situation inside Syria publicly expressed by the US is completely divorced from reality, Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire, told RT, calling it a PR campaign for US Senators. RT: The US recognized the Syrian National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people back…

US to recognize SNC offices as ‘foreign mission’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, first from left, speaks with Ahmad al-Jarba, the head of the Syrian opposition coalition, second from right. In a boost to the Syrian opposition, Washington is to recognize its offices in the United States as foreign diplomatic missions, US officials said Monday as the opposition chief prepares for high-level…

Britain to resume aid deliveries to terrorists in Syria

William Hague (L) with Western-backed terrorist leader Ahmad al-Jarba The British government has announced its intention to resume delivering what it described as “nonlethal aid” to Syria insurgents after suspending the program in December following major advances by al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups among the foreign-backed insurgents. Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a Thursday statement…

Syria Opposition Leader Urges Coalition with Zionist Entity

Syria Opposition Leader Urges Coalition with Zionist Entity Local Editor A leader within the foreign-backed Syrian opposition demanded a coalition with the Israeli enemy, saying it is the only way to oust President Bashar al-Assad.Kamal al-Labwani, of the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC), said the overthrow of Assad is among Israel’s main interests in Syria,…

Foreign-Backed “Syrian Opposition” Asks West for More Heavy Weaponry

Syrian National Council  chief Ahmed Jarba speaks during a Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the European Union (EU) Headquarters in Brussels on March 18, 2014. The leader of the Syrian National Coalition pleaded with the West to supply more weapons and aid following the militant groups’ current heavy defeats across the country. “It’s an all…

The Otaiba Ambush

By Nidal Hmedeh What were the Syrian opposition militants preparing in Eastern Ghouta when they were ambushed in Buhayrat Otaiba? What was the direction of the ambushed armed group? How were the Syrian Army and its allies able to plant bombs accurately on the militants’ track? Did this ambush foil a big attack that was…

Nineteen Syrian Opposition Groups Unite under ’Al-Sham Legion’

Nineteen Syrian Opposition Groups Unite under ’Al-Sham Legion’ Local Editor Nineteen Syrian armed opposition factions announced Monday they had assembled under an umbrella group named “Al-Sham Legion.” In a video posted on their official Facebook account, the group said it was made of 19 armed factions actively fighting against Syrian army forces in the suburbs…

Saudi-Qatari rivalry deepens divisions in Syria opposition

The so-called Free Syrian Army has sacked its leader after he fell out with the Saudi-supported head of the opposition to President Bashar Assad, opposition sources say. General Salim Idriss, whose relations with Saudi Arabia deteriorated after he opened channels with Qatar, was replaced by Brig. Gen. Abdellah Bashir, the head of FSA operations in…

Inter-Syrian Talks Reach Deadlock

Louay Safi EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI GENEVA, February 14. /ITAR-TASS/. The inter-Syrian talks have reached a deadlock, spokesman to the Syrian National Council for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces (NCORF) Louay Safi said. “We’ve not given a positive response from the government delegation. We urge the government to take a serious approach towards this issue,” the spokesman…