The organisation “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIS) has rejected the call of Al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to cease fighting in Syria. Continue reading
A new report suggests that there could be over 8,000 Moroccans fighting in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Previous reports suggested a number between 1,000 and 1,500 Moroccans were in Syria, mainly fighting in a unit called “Sham al-Islam,” led by former Guantanamo Bay prisoner and Moroccan national Ibrahim Benchekroun. Continue reading
Al- Asad aims to open a strategic road in hopes of getting various weapons to Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon according to opposition sources.
In an attempt to raise funds and legitimize themselves among hard-line Islamists, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have instituted an ‘agreement’ in the city of al-Raqqa imposing a number of rules on Christians in the city as well as the general population, including an ancient Islamic tax for non-Muslim inhabitants in the Islamic domain.
As the fourth day of the humanitarian ceasefire enters into force more people leave the Old City of Homs, where al-Asad’s forces currently besiege the opposition fighters.
The Global and Mail reports on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to Israel. Harper was in Tel Aviv as a part of his current Middle East tour. The PM received an honourary doctorate from Tel Aviv University and expressed his thoughts on the Jewish state and the current conflict in Syria.
This report from an-Nahar discusses the of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria organization in the current conflict in Syria. The report marks their transition from Iraq to fighting in Syria under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as their activities during the conflict and interactions with other armed groups in the country.
Dozens of protesters gathered outside the headquarters of a United Nations office in Beirut Wednesday evening to call for an end to the siege on the Yarmouk refugee camp in the Syrian capital of Damascus. The camp, which is home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in the country, has been under siege since last summer, leading to the death of dozens of residents from starvation.
The Free Syrian Army have undertaken victories in the Idlib countryside around Aleppo against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, know in Arabic by the acronym Da’ish (Dawat al-Islam fi al-Iraq wa ash-Shams).
A Saudi professor of comparative jurisprudence claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a creation of Syrian and Iranian intelligence to stop the Syrian revolution from succeeding. Al-Fawzan believes that ISIS deceived Syrians of the truth behind the organization.