A protester climbs down from a streetlight pole where he hung the Syrian rebel flag. Photo by Gregg Carlstrom on Flickr.
24 Feb 2017

Pause In CIA Arms Program Has Syrian Rebels Worried

A recent pause in the program has many rebels worried that the CIA has gotten new orders from President Trump.

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Drone footage of the battle for the Aleppo artillery college, taken by Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx0ey8HkCs4
25 Aug 2016

Rebranded Al Qaeda Group In Syria Receiving US Weapons

Though many scoffed when Jabhat Al-Nusra rebranded itself Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, that cosmetic change was apparently enough to convince the US to start sending arms.

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"Jabhat al Nusra uses the Shahada on black background as its logo" — Tom Spender (@tomspend) on Twitter. https://twitter.com/tomsp/status/498936018394181632
04 Aug 2016

Al Qaeda In Syria Rebrands

In an interview with CNN, the spokesman for Al-Nusra/Al-Sham said the “new” group will continue to focus solely on Syria and has no plans to attack the US.

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