Archive for the 'Ahrar al-Sham' Category

“Obama Approval of Manpads for Rebels Would Violate US Agreements, Policy, and Endanger Airliners,” by James McMichael

Obama Approval of Manpads for Rebels Would Violate US Agreements, Policy, and Endanger Airliners by James McMichael [jamesmcmichael.dc@gmail.com] for Syria Comment, March 26, 2014 President Obama is considering supplying Syrian rebels with Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (Manpads).  These antiaircraft missiles are small enough to be carried and fired by a single person; they can destroy […]

“Inter-Rebel Fighting Enters a New Phase as Salafists Declare Open War on ISIS,” by Daniel Abdallah

Inter-Rebel Fighting Enters a New Phase as Salafists Declare Open War on ISIS by Daniel Abdallah for Syria Comment, February 14, 2014 Three days ago, the inter-rebel fighting entered a new phase.  For the first time, Salafist factions have openly publicised their attack on the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham and the feircest battles […]

“Does the Truce Between ISIS and Suqour al-Sham Mean an End to Syria’s Inter-Rebel War?” By Daniel Abdallah

Does the Truce Between ISIS and Suqour al-Sham Mean an End to Syria’s Inter-Rebel War? By Daniel Abdallah – twitter: @Daniel_Abdullah for Syria Comemnt, February 7, 2014 Has the newly brokered truce between rebel militias in Syria ended the fighting that began in earnest on 3 January 2014? The reasons that Syria’s militias attacked the […]

The Battle between ISIS and Syria’s Rebel Militias

A major confrontation has broken out between the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Syria’s other rebel militias.

Battle in East Ghouta, Damascus: Rebels Claim to kill 800 Syrian Army Soldiers

In the Battle for East Ghouta, Rebels claim (unverified) 800 dead Syrian soldiers, but Islamic Front militias are not fighting under one banner. They remain divided into groups with Ahrar al-Sham fighting with Nusra under one banner. See battle video.