Archive for the 'Aleppo' Category

Assad cracks down on loyalist militias in Aleppo

America’s Failure – and Russia and Iran’s Success – in Syria’s Cataclysmic Civil War – By Joshua Landis

The Fifth Legion: A New Auxiliary Force

The Situation in al-Fu’a and Kafariya

Saraya al-Areen: An Alawite Militia in Latakia

Is Assad the Author of ISIS? Did Iran Blow Up Assef Shawkat? And Other Tall Tales – By Ehsani2

How Will the Syrian Crisis End? – By Ehsani2

Liwa al-Imam Zain al-Abidain: Building a ‘Resistance’ in Eastern Syria

Quwat Dir’ Al-Amn Al-Askari: A Latakia Military Intelligence Militia

Fawj Maghawir al-Badiya: A Military Intelligence Branch Militia

“Turkey’s Syria Intervention,” by Joshua Landis

Syrian Hezbollah Militias of Nubl and Zahara’

“What the Rebel Loss of Aleppo Will Mean for Syria,” by Landis, Heras, Lund & Abdulhamid

Liwa al-Imam al-Mahdi: A Syrian Hezbollah Formation

Quwat al-Ghadab: A Pro-Assad Christian Militia in Suqaylabiyah

The Local Defence Forces: Regime Auxiliary Forces in Aleppo

A Day in The Life of The Jungle: Syrians Camped out in Calais

Remembering Dr. Hassan al-Araj

Liwa Dir’ al-Watan: A New Pro-Assad Militia in Damascus

Liwa Thuwar al-Raqqa: History, Analysis & Interview

Overview of some pro-Assad Militias

Quwat al-Ridha: Syrian Hezbollah

Review of “ISIS: The State of Terror”

The Administration of the Local Council in Azaz

Book Review: ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

Jamaat Ansar al-Islam in Syria Joins The Islamic State?

Will the Revolutionary Command Council be Syria’s New Rebel Government?

The Islamic State (IS) and Pledges of Allegiance: The Case of Jamaat Ansar al-Islam

Jamaat Jund al-Qawqaz: A Caucasus Emirate Group in Latakia

The Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra: A Looming Grand Jihadi Alliance?

Jabhat Ansar al-Din: Analysis and Interview

The National Ideological Resistance in Syria: A ‘Syrian Hezbollah’ Brand

Religious Groups and Scholars of Islam in the Syrian Revolution – by Issam Eido

The Northern Storm Brigade: It’s History, Current Status, and Why It Matters By Chris Looney

Detailed Syria Maps; Activists Honor Revolution Dead in Washington

The Battle between ISIS and Syria’s Rebel Militias

The death of Abdelqader Saleh

Syrian Army Retakes important towns in Aleppo, Homs and Damascus. Both Salah and Salameh, leaders of largest Aleppo militia, wounded.

Islamist Groups Declare Opposition to National Coalition and US Strategy [updated]

Are the Islamic Courts of Aleppo run by al-Nusra? Aron Lund Answers

Why were the Turks kidnapped in Lebanon and who are the Liwaa Asifat al-Shamal who are holding the Shiites in Syria.

Syria Consolidates into Three Cantons as the Opposition Pushes Back, Taking Mengh Airbase and other Strategic Points

Gangs of Latakia: The Militiafication of the Assad Regime

The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham Expands Into Rural Northern Syria

Round-up: News from the North, Changes to Opposition, Egypt, and a lot of Miscellany

Moaz al-Khatib, Moderate Syrian Leader, Resigns, as Islamic Front and Nusra Move on Damascus. Will the US build a Counter-force?

al-Nusra, al-Raqqa, Calls for Jihad, River of Death

Raqqa Falls – (4 March 2013) Assad’s Interview with Hala Jaber

10 Anti-tank Missiles Supplied to Military Council for Aleppo Fight

Readers Letters; News Round Up (January 22, 2013

“Syria’s chaos isn’t America’s fault,” by Miller; “Abu Ali’s wake-up call,” by Abdul-Ahad

News Round Up (28 December 2012)

Swedes, jihadis & anti-air missiles in northern Syria

The Kurds and the PKK in Ashrafiye, Aleppo

Rebel Troops Take Two Christian and One Kurdish Neighborhood Thursday Morning (Oct 25, 2012)

Car Bombs Rip Apart Saadallah al-Jabiri Square in Aleppo

Intra-Alawite fighting in Qardaha not Confirmed; Turkey Denies Syria Captured Pilots Alive; `Ar`our Returns to Syria

Aleppo Burns – Dar Zamaria, Sisi House and much of Souq reported Burned

“The Declining Number of Christians in Aleppo, Syria,” by Ehsani

“Where is the Truth in Conflicting Reports? Not in the Middle but at the Extremes,” by a Foreigner in Syria