Archive for the 'Extremist Groups' Category

Eastern Ghouta x 20, by Aron Lund

Katibat Dir’ al-Watan: New Sub-Unit of the Fifth Legion

Usud Al-Cherubim: A Pro-Assad Christian Militia

China’s Interests in Syria and the Middle East – by Dr. Christina Lin

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

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

Dealing with Syria’s Foreign Fighters: A Liberal Conundrum

Abdallah al-Muhaysini, a Pivotal Figure in the Islamist Insurgency in Syria,” by Waleed Rikab

Liwa Shuhada’ al-Yarmouk: History and Analysis

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

Sheikh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Responds to al-Julani’s al-Jazeera Interview

“Abu Mohammed al-Golani’s Aljazeera Interview” by Aron Lund

Syrian Rebels Capture Idlib, by Aron Lund

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

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

Nusra’s Offensive in Idlib & its Attempt to Destroy Washington’s Allies. November 2014

Islamic State Officially Admits to Enslaving Yazidi Women

The Yazidis Are Not Getting Support

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

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

Sham al-Islam: Its Project and Promise in Healing the Wounded Lands of the Levant

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

Christian Militia and Political Dynamics in Syria

New ISIS Leaks Reveal Particulars of al-Qaida Strategy

Zahran Alloush: His Ideology and Beliefs

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

Chemical Weapons and Responses; The Developing Story of Tripoli’s Bombing; Theories on Outcomes for Syria

Gangs of Latakia: The Militiafication of the Assad Regime

Where Does Jabhat al-Nusra End, and the Islamic State of Iraq & ash-Sham Begin?

Round Up: Lethal Aid, Human Interest Stories, Lebanon

Round Up: Qusayr, Hezbollah, Regional Sectarianism, Ehsani on Economics, Foreign Jihadis Behead & Kill for Blasphemy, US Intervention Proposal

Ayman al-Zawahiri Rants about Syria

Has the War Reached Lebanon? Meanwhile, Obama Updates War on Terror

Is Jabhat al-Nosra breaking apart?

Major salafi faction criticizes Jabhat al-Nosra

New Addition to the Syrian Islamic Front

Oil Wars—Nusra’s Expanding Reach—Syrian Taliban

Sorting out David Ignatius

Dera’a is Falling

“Syria’s Salafi Insurgents: The Rise of the Syrian Islamic Front” by Aron Lund

The Islamist mess in Damascus

Syria’s Islamic Front Militias and How They Think about Minorities

Swedes, jihadis & anti-air missiles in northern Syria

Analyzing the largest Syria crisis Facebook polls, by Camille Otrakji

The Arab Spring & the decay of secular state in Syria

Western Press Misled – Who Shot the Nine Soldiers in Banyas? Not Syrian Security Forces

Landis Debates Steven Heydemann: “Syria and Islamism.” BloggingheadTV

The Case for Syria

Bus Explosion in Damascus Sets off Wild Speculation

Balancing “Change” and “Prudence” will be an arduous process for President Obama

Top 5 reasons why Israel is attacking Gaza

Traces Of Uranium found in Syria: Moallem Says No More Searches

Syrian TV shows men ‘confessing’ to deadly bomb blast

“Twilight Struggle” by Eli Lake

“Syria-Israel Peace: The Impact on Non-State militias” by Landis

The Bombing and More.

Car Bomb in Damascus and Rise of Salafi Groups in Region

Syria explosion: Car bomb kills 17 in Damascus

News Round Up (20 July 2008)

News Round Up (28 June 2008)

Interpol says Syria “very cooperative” on Terrorism: US Oil Majors Back in Iraq

News Round Up (10 June 2008)

Syrian Media – The Challenge and the Need to Act

News Round Up (15 April 2008)

Explosion Kills 1 in Syria’s Capital

“Al-Qaida in Lebanon,” by Fidaa Itani

News Roundup (23 January 2008)

“t_desco” Comments on “Al-Qaeda in Lebanon,” by Nir Rosen

“Al-Qaeda in Lebanon,” by Nir Rosen

“Al-Qaida in Lebanon,” by T-desco

Anti-March 14th General Assassinated

Lebanon Presidential Politics and the Brammertz Report


“Everyday Jihad,” by Bernard Rougier

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