Archive for the 'ISIS' Category

Revenge Being Meted Out on ISIS linked Sunni Tribes of Iraq – FrontLine “Iraq Uncovered”

Why the U.S. Should Team Up with the Kurds & Not Turkey to Take Raqqa and Destroy the Islamic State

Yes, Syrian Kurds Have Committed War Crimes – Roy Gutman Responds to Aymenn Tamimi

A Response to Roy Gutman’s “Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes?”

The rise and fall of a CIA-backed rebel commander in Syria – by @ErikaSolomon

Liwa Al-Jabal: A New Loyalist Militia Unity Initiative In Suwayda’

Quwat Dir’ Al-Qalamoun: Shifting Militia Links

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

Roy Gutman Responds to Ehsani2’s critique of his articles arguing that Assad built ISIS and Staged al-Qaida Bombings

Usud Al-Cherubim: A Pro-Assad Christian Militia

DAM WARS: How Water Scarcity Helped Create ISIS – by Quentin de Pimodan

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

Kata’ib Humat al-Diyar: A Prominent Loyalist Militia in Suwayda’

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

The Virtues of Sham: The Place of Syria in the Muslim Sacral Imagination

The Druze in the Syrian Conflict – By Talal El Atrache

Fawj Maghawir al-Badiya: A Military Intelligence Branch Militia

“Who is to blame for Syria’s nightmare?” By Ehsani2

“Why the Islamic State Is Losing, and Why It Still Hopes to Win”

Dealing with Syria’s Foreign Fighters: A Liberal Conundrum

“India and the Syrian Conflict,” by Niraj Srivastava

The Local Defence Forces: Regime Auxiliary Forces in Aleppo

The Leopards of Homs: A Pro-Assad Militia

Liwa Usud al-Hussein: A New Pro-Assad Militia in Latakia

The Life of al-Khal: First Leader of Liwa Shuhada’ al-Yarmouk

Report on Mass Graves of Yazidis in Sinjar

“A Trip to the ‘Caliphate’: Oppressive Justice under ISIS,” By Omar al-Wardi

“Regime-Change without State Collapse is Impossible in Syria,” Landis Interviewed by RT’s Sophie&Co

Liwa Shuhada’ al-Yarmouk: History and Analysis

Liwa Thuwar al-Raqqa: History, Analysis & Interview

The Doha Congress: Negotiating a Return of the Iraqi Baath Party?

“The inside Story of the British Suicide Bomber of Ramadi,” By Tam Hussein

New Dabiq Issue Reiterates Justifications for Yazidi Enslavement

How Far is Hezbollah Willing to Go in Syria?

Meet the Badris

After Burning of Muaz al-Kasasbeh, Jordan & al-Azhar’s Gestures of Vengeance Will Not Heal

Syria Year-End Predictions and Analysis – by Joshua Landis (28 December 2014)

2014 Roundup and 2015 Predictions by Aron Lund

“The Legal Foundations of the Islamic State,” By Mara Revkin

Video: ISIS, Yazidis, and the Enslavement of Thousands of Women

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

“What Motivates European Youth to Join ISIS?” by Loretta Bass

Islamic State Officially Admits to Enslaving Yazidi Women

If the U.S. Wanted To, It Could Help Free Thousands of Enslaved Yazidi Women in a Single Day

“ISIS Is Weaker Than It Looks,” By Balint Szlanko

Sinjar Was Only the Beginning—by Matthew Barber

The Expulsion of Mosul’s Christians, part 1: The Account of the Kidnapped Nuns

The Six Words You Need to Know to Be a Successful Jihadi and Establish Your Own Caliphate

The Future of ISIS and the Sectarian Response: ISIS has Picked a Fight it Cannot Win

The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham’s dhimmi pact for the Christians of Raqqa province

Saudis and CIA agree to Arm Syrian “Moderates” with Advanced Weapons

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

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

“The ISIS – Suquor al-Sham Truce: Is It Real and Can It Last?” By Daniel Abdallah

New ISIS Leaks Reveal Particulars of al-Qaida Strategy

The Battle between ISIS and Syria’s Rebel Militias

“Al-Qaeda’s Governance Strategy in Raqqa,” by Chris Looney

Notes on the Growing Struggle between ISIS, Nusra/Ahrar, and other factions of the FSA

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