Archive for the 'Syrian Islamic Front' Category

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

Saudis and CIA agree to Arm Syrian Moderates with Advanced Anti-aircraft and Anti-tank Weapons by Joshua Landis The news that the “Saudis Agree to Provide Syrian Rebels With Mobile Antiaircraft Missiles,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal (article copied below), will change the battle field in Syria. The newly formed “Southern Front” led by […]

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

The ISIS – Suquor al-Sham Truce: Is It Real and Can It Last? By Daniel Abdallah – twitter: @Daniel_Abdullah for Syria Comment, Feb 6, 2014 Yesterday, a statement was circulated on Twitter and Facebook claiming that a truce had been established between Suqour ash-Sham (SS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).[1] […]

“Why Syria’s Assad heads to Geneva from a position of strength,” by Joshua Landis

Analysis: Why Syria’s Assad heads to Geneva from a position of strength – Understanding why Assad’s regime survives more than two years after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called it a “dead man walking” is critical for gauging the outcome of the Geneva II talks.

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.