How Washington is Positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s Founder as its ‘Asset’

Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal Syrian Al Qaeda leader Mohammad al-Jolani (L) with PBS Frontline’s Martin Smith A PBS Frontline special is the latest vehicle in a PR campaign to legitimize rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, HTS, and market its leader Mohammad Jolani as a competent American “asset.” March 2021 – marked the 10th anniversary of the…

Tightening the Noose Around Syria

Yanis Iqbal The US – with the help of Israel – has been repeatedly waging attacks on the high seas against oil tankers bound for Syria. In recent statements to parliament, Syria’s Prime Minister Hussein Arnous revealed that oil tankers loaded with crude allocated for Syria are being attacked or intercepted on the high seas. The goal…

Turkey Sacrifices Their Own Troops to Protect Al-Qaeda

Matthew Ehret After 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian army offensive on February 27 amidst the current Russia-backed campaign to liberate Idlib, Erdogan responded by laying the blame entirely on Russia and Syria – successfully avoiding all mention of the uncomfortable fact that Turkey has been protecting radical terror networks not only in…

Syrian Mercenaries Lured to Fight for Turkey in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya Adnan, a military leader in a Syrian opposition faction, presented himself at the Turkish border at Kilis on Jan. 10, accompanied by 30 of his men. They were transferred overnight to Gaziantep airport, where they boarded a Turkish commercial aircraft. “There were even stewards and meal trays,” said Adnan,…

Turkey Helping Tahrir Al-Sham Terrorists to Attack Syrian Army Positions in Hama

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish Army deployed in areas under its control in Hama and Idlib provinces backs Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) in its attacks against the Syrian Army positions and safe zones in Northern Syria, the Arabic-language media outlets reported. The Arabic-language website of Russian Sputnik news agency…

Islamic State’s New Strategy: Part III

Ahmed Kamel Al-Beheiri At the end of May this year, the Islamic State (IS) group announced the end of the stage of fighting it called “vengeance for the Syria Province”, set in motion following its defeat in Baghouz in March and carried out by its affiliates around the world as a way of proving that…

Islamic State’s New Strategy

Ahmed Kamel Al-Beheiri PART I On 23 March, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) defeated Islamic State (IS) forces in their last stronghold in Baghouz and nearby pockets on the banks of the Euphrates River, ending a six-month campaign that the SDF began in Deir Al-Zor with the backing of the US-led international Coalition. The announcement…