US Takes Syria’s Al-Qaeda Off Terror Watchlists

By changing its name to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda has managed to secure its removal from the U.S. and Canadian terror watchlists, allowing citizens of those countries to donate money and travel to fight with them. Whitney Webb It turns out that getting off the U.S.’ and Canada’s terror watchlist…

Trump Escalates Syrian Proxy War

At the start of the Trump presidency, it looked like the U.S. covert “regime change” war in Syria might be ending, but it has returned, zombie-like, in a slightly different form, reports Steven Chovanec. By Steven Chovanec Back in February, it was quietly reported that the CIA had discontinued its support program to rebels in…

US Ground Troops Launch Joint Assault with Terrorists in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL members withdrew from al-Hamimeh desert in Homs under a ground assault launched by the US forces in support of a rival terrorist group, Jeish Maqawir al-Thowra. Abu Abdollah, head of Jeish Maqawir al-Thowra terrorist group’s media center, underlined the US ground forces’ partnership in the operation in al-Hamimeh desert in Eastern…

The Reorganization of Al-Qaeda in Syria

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 31 JANUARY 2017 Following the meeting at Astana during which Turkey’s position became closer to the positions taken by Russia and Iran, and the meeting at Moscow during which pro-Turkish opposition engaged in discussions with the republican opposition, an internal war is unfolding among armed groups. In this context, Al-Qaeda has reorganized…

The Erdoğan Family and Daesh

Hacked Emails Link Turkish Minister to Illicit Oil By Ahmet S. Yayla In late September, a Turkish hacker group, RedHack, released the emails of Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Hackers have claimed that they downloaded around 20 gigabytes of data from Albayrak’s email…