December 19, 2013

Jihadist Group Expands Rapidly in Syria

Christoph Reuter, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

A murderous Islamist group called ISIS is obstructing Syrian rebels in their battle against President Bashar Assad's regime. The Free Syrian Army seems barely able to put up a fight in the face of their brutal tactics.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Jihadists, Free Syrian Army, Syria, ISIS


December 10, 2013
Syria Has More Jihadis than Afghanistan
Thomas Hegghammer, FP
Sometime in the spring or summer of 2013, history was made in Syria. That was when the number of foreign fighters exceeded that of any previous conflict in the modern history of the Muslim world. ometime in the spring or... more ››
December 17, 2013
Is U.S. About to Ally with Syrian Islamists?
John Hudson, Foreign Policy
As the moderate faction of the Syrian rebellion implodes under the strain of vicious infighting and diminished resources, the United States is increasingly looking to hardline Islamists in its efforts to gain leverage in... more ››
December 14, 2013
The End of the Free Syrian Army
Mike Giglio, BuzzFeed
ISTANBUL, Turkey — On the afternoon of Nov. 26, near the border in southern Turkey, Mohamed al-Kadi got behind the wheel of a white Isuzu delivery truck and drove into Syria. In the back of the truck sat a shipment of... more ››
December 13, 2013
The Good Guys Have Lost in Syria
Shashank Joshi, Daily Telegraph
For Syria’s beleaguered moderate rebels, 2013 has been a year of disillusionment and crushed hopes: hopes that the US would follow through on promises of arms in the spring; hopes that US, French, and British missiles would... more ››
December 10, 2013
Obama Cherry-Picked Intel on Syria
Sy Hersh, London Review of Books
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important... more ››