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Someone's Already Fighting ISIS: The Syrian Arab Army

Since 2011, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has waged a relentless war within Syrian territory against what it has said from the very beginning was an invasion of heavily armed, foreign-backed sectarian extremists. In retrospect, the transparently ludicrous nature of articles like the Guardian's "Syria's rebels unite to oust Assad and push for democracy" is self-evident.

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United Nations Reveals Close Links Between Israel and Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorist Organizations in Syria

The United Nations (UN) has stressed that there are strong links and contacts between the armed terrorist organizations in Syria and the Zionist entity.

ISIS Beheadings on Cue from Washington and London?

Once again, what we are seeing is a variation of “humanitarian pretext” to pave the way for the covert, ulterior agenda of Western-orchestrated regime change in foreign countries. That ploy was used previously by NATO forces in former Yugoslavia at the end of the 1990s and more recently in Libya during 2011.

Bingo! Here’s another force of evil to be ‘vanquished’

Resurrection, reinvention and linguistics. Barack Obama did the lot. And now he’s taking America to war in Syria as well as Iraq. Oh yes, and he’s going to defeat Isis, its “barbarism”, “genocide”, its “warped ideology” – until the bad guys are “vanquished from the earth”. What happened to George W Bush?

UK, Germany reject joint strikes against ISIL in Syria

Some US allies, including the United Kingdom and Germany, have refused to join Washington's planned military campaign against ISIL terrorists in war-ravaged Syria.

ISIS and Israel allies against a Palestinian state

Netanyahu’s depiction of Hamas and ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which now calls itself Islamic State) as “branches of the same poisonous tree” is a travesty of the truth.

Saudi Arabia agrees to host training of moderate Syria rebels

Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels as part of President Barack Obama's broad strategy to combat Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

US government violates international law, no right to use force in Syria

The US President says Washington will carry out airstrikes on Islamic state and arm Syrian rebels in a bid to fight the extremists. Brian Becker, from the anti-war Answer Coalition, says there is every reason to be concerned by Obama's words. 

‘US govt violates intl law, no right to use force in Syria’

Sotloff was sold to ISIL by ‘moderate’ Syrian militants according to family spokesman

Beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was sold to the ISIL terrorist group by the US-backed “moderate Syrian rebels”, according to Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi.

Suicide bombing kills head of Syrian rebel group

The head of one of Syria's largest rebel groups was killed in a suicide bombing alongside many of his leading fighters, activists and state media reported Tuesday night, an attack likely to further weaken the country's already shaky armed opposition.

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Russia's Lavrov: West may use ISIS as pretext to bomb Syrian government forces

If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

French ex-hostage identifies abductor in Syria

A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria says one of his abductors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum earlier this year.

The Islamic State (ISIS) Used to Justify Renewed U.S. “Humanitarian Bombings” in Iraq and Syria

“There is no doubt that Islamic State is an utterly reactionary sectarian force. But it is a force that came out of U.S. Policy and the destruction of the whole region. ISIS or Islamic State, is a direct result of U.S. Policy of fomenting religious, ethnic national differences, in Iraq, in Syria, as policy for the war in Iraq and for overthrowing the government in Syria. Again and again they have used absolutely reactionary groupings in these policies.”

The Islamic State (ISIS) Used to Justify Renewed U.S. “Humanitarian Bombings” in Iraq and Syria

France, UK going mad over Syria

As horrors of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) go viral, reactions in Paris and London show a kind of self-inflicted confusion when leaders try to relate to the crisis.

UK says Syria strikes possible without Assad invite

Strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) inside Syria could be launched without an invitation from the Syrian government, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday, raising one of the first justifications for foreign military action in Syria without the government's consent, Al Arabiya reported.

Children Sent Into Battle in Syrian War

Children are being enlisted by Syrian rebel groups, to be used as combatants and sexual slaves, as they represent a vulnerable social group, which can be easily convinced and manipulated.

Dutch Intellectuals Apologize to Putin for Lies on MH17, Syria, Ukraine

A letter sent by a prominent Dutch Professor to Russian president Vladimir Putin has attracted much media attention in Europe. The letter was written by Professor Cees Hamelink and signed by dozens of Dutch intellectuals and professors.

France admits it directly supplied arms to Syrian “rebels”

President François Hollande confirmed in a Le Monde interview on August 19 that France has been directly supplying arms to the “rebels” of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in its proxy war to remove the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. This came ahead of the recent US decision to intervene militarily in Syria, ostensibly to crush the Islamic State (IS) opposition militia operating in Iraq and Syria.

Syrian foreign minister warns against airstrikes

Syria’s foreign minister warned the US yesterday not to conduct air strikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’ consent.

HSBC closes accounts of Syrians in UK

British banking giant HSBC has been accused of racial profiling after closing accounts belonging to Syrian refugees and students living in the UK. Earlier, it emerged that the bank had shut down the accounts of high-profile UK-based Muslim organizations

Bank Target: HSBC closes accounts of Syrians in UK

Islamic State militants threaten Turkey with violence if Euphrates water supply not restored

Islamic State militants have directly threatened Turkey with violence as they swore to “liberate” Istanbul in order to reopen a dam on the Euphrates River. Water flow to parts of Syria and Iraq is at a record low.

Norway warned of imminent security threat

Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to fighters in Syria.

Norway warned of imminent security threat

UK policy of supporting Syrian rebels against Bashar al-Assad 'stupid'

Britain's policy towards Syria has been "stupid" and it should apologise for supporting rebels who are fighting to overthrow president Bashar al-Assad, and work with him to combat terrorism, the country's deputy foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad, has said. Mekdad told the Guardian that it was up to David Cameron to stop Britons coming to fight in Syria – an increasing preoccupation for UK authorities in recent months. "We regret that British people are coming here to be killed and to kill Syrians," he said. "But we believe it is the responsibility of the British government to stop such an onslaught."

Washington Murders Countries, the US Constitution, and the Presstitute Media Makes Americans Complicit

Having Murdered Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and the US Constitution, Washington is now Murdering Ukraine.

600 tons of Syria's chemical arsenal loaded onto US ‘neutralizer’ ship

Hundreds of tons of the most hazardous Syrian chemical arsenal have been handed over to the US vessel which has special equipment to neutralize a dangerous stockpile. The chemicals have now left Italy to be destroyed at sea.

Syrian weapons transfer begins at Italian port

The international operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons entered its final phase on Wednesday, as they were transferred by workers at an Italian port from a Danish freighter to a US military ship equipped to dispose of them.

Regional War Swallowing the Middle East

When the Syrian war jumped its borders into Iraq, surrounding nations had a perfect chance to peacefully cooperate. They’ve thus far refused. The war in Syria now seems to be shifting to Iraq, and the big actors in the regional drama are recklessly pushing events toward more conflict that could transform a regional proxy war into a direct multi-nation battle.

Mosul maelstrom: ISIS and the turning point of American adventurism in Middle East

In Mosul, a perfect storm gathered last week, produced by decades of American adventurism in the ‘greater Middle East’.

Who is responsible for the catastrophes in the Middle East?

“The United States of America is not responsible for what happened in Libya, nor is it responsible for what is happening in Iraq today,” Secretary of State John Kerry declared at a Cairo news conference held in the midst of his recent crisis tour of the Middle East.

'US fighting alongside ISIS': Direct American role in strengthening jihadists?

ISIS proclaimed Islamic order on territories they captured both in Iraq and Syria. The area they now hold contains economically vital oil sites. Where does ISIS get the funding it needs to snatch power in the region? Even Washington has played its role in the rise of ISIS.

'US fighting alongside ISIS': Direct American role in strengthening jihadists?

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