Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tag: Jaysh Al-Fateh

Over 3,400 Militants Surrender to Syrian Army in Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian General Staff announced that over 3,400 terrorists have surrendered themselves to the Syrian authorities since the beginning of the military operations in the city of Mosul. "A total number of 3,406 militants of the so-called moderate opposition groups have surrendered during the liberation of Eastern Aleppo,...

Syria Rebels Draw Closer to al Qaeda-Linked Group

Move follows collapse of cease-fire and devastating strikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo. SANLIURFA, Turkey—Some of Syria's largest rebel factions are doubling down on their alliance with an al Qaeda-linked group, despite a U.S. warning to split from the extremists or risk being targeted in airstrikes. The rebel gambit is complicating...

Al Qaeda Is Gaining Strength in Syria

While Washington sits on the sidelines, the siege of Aleppo has cleared a path for the return of America’s greatest enemy. The struggle for Aleppo poses an awful threat for the United States. The ongoing battle for what was once Syria's second-largest city has united two of the most prominent...

Jabhat al-Nusra’s rebranding is more than simple name change

On July 28, Jabhat al-Nusra announced it was severing all ties with its parent organization, al-Qaeda, and changing its name to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (Conquest of Syria Front). Al-Qaeda gave its blessing to the move, reflecting an evolution by both organizations in their international strategies and a deep understanding...

The Nusra Front Is Dead and Stronger Than Ever Before

The Islamic State’s main rival has just broken ties with al Qaeda, but don't expect it to moderate its jihadi goals. It's actually laying a trap for the United States. The jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra announced on July 28 that it had severed all ties to al Qaeda and established...

Why the Obama Administration Is Favoring al-Qaeda’s Main Syrian Ally

In yet another a dangerous US political-diplomatic move in Syria, the Obama administration is going out of its way to protect the interests of al-Qaeda's closest and most powerful ally in Syria, Ahrar al-Sham. The administration's decision to shield the Islamist organization from the consequences of collaborating closely with al-Qaeda's...

Russia equivocates in Syria, Iran is confused and al-Qaeda takes the initiative

The Damascus and Moscow alliance faced with the cooperation of the Middle Eastern regional countries and the United States in Syria is failing at the moment. Al-Qaeda in al-Sham (Jabhat al-Nusra) although excluded from the Cease-fire, grabbed the initiative on the ground and counter attacked south of Aleppo with...

The Battle of Aleppo Is the Center of the Syrian Chessboard

With ample Russian and Iranian help, regime forces have cut the rebels' main lifeline in the north, and they will likely steer their relentless steamroller to the west unless outside powers take action. On February 2, the Syrian army and its allies succeeded in cutting the northern road between Aleppo...

Anti-ISIS Coalition Uses ISIS to Fight Assad in Favor of the Rebels

The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has wrecked havoc in both Syria and Iraq with their merciless terrorist attacks, massacres against minority groups (ethnic and religious), depravation of social liberties, and unmitigated corruption; it is not a far cry to label them a plague that spread through...

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