Syrian refugee center on the Turkish border (3 August 2012). By Voice of America News: Henry Ridgwell on Turkish border, "Refugees Flee Aleppo; Hot, Barren Turkish Camps Await". - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpYAoR5nzBo&feature=plcp, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21077864
31 Mar 2017

Trump Administration Officially Drops Regime Change Objective In Syria

The U.S. will focus only on eliminating ISIS and other terror groups as part of its counter-terrorism program, not regime change.

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18 Dec 2016

Rania Khalek: Aleppo And Western Media’s Whitewashing Of Rebel Groups

The following is from this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast. One of the show’s hosts, Rania Khalek, recently returned from a trip to Lebanon. She traveled to Syria twice and spent time producing journalism on the crisis and war in Syria. In response to events in Aleppo over the past days,

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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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Members of the group Al-Zenki taunt a child before executing him in Syria. Still from video footage.
21 Jul 2016

Video Shows US-Backed Syrian Rebels Beheading 11-Year-Old Boy

The video sparked outrage on social media, especially because it was from one of the so-called “moderate” rebel groups that America was backing.

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25 Feb 2016

John Kerry Floats Partition Plan For Syria

After negotiating a precarious ceasefire in the Syrian civil war, John Kerry admitted it “may be too late” to preserve Syria as a whole.

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22 Dec 2015

Report: 60 Percent Of Syrian Rebels Are Sympathetic To ISIS

So much for the “moderate rebels:” a new report finds ISIS represents the mainstream of the Syrian rebels groups trying to overthrow the Assad government.

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17 Sep 2013

Obama Bypasses Terrorism Rule to Give Weapons to Syrian Rebels

Seeking to unseat Bashar Assad, President Obama waived a provision of federal law in order to arm Syrian rebels with direct ties to al-Qaida.

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