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And while revenge is never a good motive, the PYD's support for Russia and Assad has obviously fostered the idea among anti-Assad rebels that the PYD is inexorably counter-revolutionary. When Turkey and its allies intervened in Idlib last Autumn to aid the existing moderate rebels counter the growing ...

As far as I can see every Russian and Assad's bombing raid managed to hit "moderate rebels" and civilians. Who is telling porkies then? Those mainstream media sources which were retelling the official narrative just few days/weeks ago or those which were telling the same narrative all these years?
When Turkey and its rebel allies intervened in Idlib last Autumn to aid the existing moderate rebels in countering the growing menace of al-Qaeda within the Hayat Tahrir as-Sham (HTS) coalition, many said this was secretly a move by Ankara to destroy the rebellion from within, and force the rebels to ...
The conflict now risks pitting former allies against each other: The Free Syrian Army, a group of American-backed moderate rebels fighting Mr. Assad, is now fighting alongside the Turkish army against the Kurds. In the long run, Mr. Van dam said, Washington's alliance with Turkey was more important than ...
Damascus, Syria, Jan 22, 2018 / 06:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An estimated nine people were killed in a bombing on Monday afternoon in Damascus. The shelling targeted the Bab Touma and al-Shaghour districts, which are historically Christian areas, and several churches were damaged as well. At least 18 additional ...

The FSA is a loose umbrella of what are seen as moderate rebel groups. Previous attempts to establish unified command failed as the FSA succumbed to factionalism and internal disagreements. Among the groups joining the new formation are Failaq al-Sham as well as FSA-affiliated Tajamo Fastaqim, ...
In Syria, the US-led coalition conducted airstrikes against pro-government forces on Wednesday, killing over 100 people. US Central Command described it as a "defensive measure" targeted at moderate rebels. Despite the defeat of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), US forces continue to conduct strikes in ...
The army did not say if they believed the shots were fired deliberately or accidental spill-over from Syria's long-running civil war. Several jihadist groups are known to be active on the Syrian side of the border, fighting both the Syrian government, the local Druze population and moderate rebels.
A U.S. attack on forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad killed more than 100 in the country's north on Feb. 8, and the regime came roaring back with airstrikes of its own on rebel forces near Damascus. The airstrikes from Assad killed 21 and injured 125, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...
With IS all but defeated in Syria and Iraq, experts and U.S. administration critics raise concern over the legality of the U.S. military presence in Syria, which includes Marine artillery units and Special Operations Forces supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces and other moderate rebel groups.The U.S. told the ...
What began as demonstrations against the nation's Ba'athist president, Bashar al-Assad, has become a complex fight among the Syrian regime, moderate rebels, Kurds and Islamists such as Tahrir al-Sham and the Islamic State. View Comments. Comments. Join the Discussion. Join the Discussion.
Russia, too, said the U.S. move was unilateral and risked further conflict in the country ravaged by war between the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, moderate rebels and jihadi factions. Iran and Russia both have a presence in Syria at the request of the Syrian government. Both Tehran and Moscow ...
In 2012, less than two years after the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, the CIA proposed supplying arms to vetted 'moderate' rebel groups fighting against Damascus, and in 2013 then-President Barack Obama eventually gave his approval to the venture. Rebel-fighters monitor the sky holding a man-portable ...
While the representatives of Free Syria army (FSA) are in Washington soliciting the Trump Administration to restore the CIA's 'train and equip' program for the Syrian militants that was shuttered in July last year, hundreds of Islamic State's jihadists have joined the so-called 'moderate rebels' in Idlib in their ...
... is trying to persuade the US to revive the defunct CIA program which provided cash, weapons and instructors to "moderate" rebels, a high-ranking rebel ... Moscow has consistently warned against arming the so-called moderate rebel factions in Syria, pointing out that weapons supplied to them often fall ...
Damascus, Syria (3:35 P.M.) - A kindergarten in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was hit, today, by rockets fired by Islamist rebels in the city's west, killing and injuring several people. According to reports, 4 missiles rocked al-Zahraa district at about midday; two of which hit Al-Wahaa kindergarten ...

Damascus, Syria (11:25) - Members of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), an organisation of self-professed "moderate rebels" that originally was the main rebel force in the Syrian civil war but has since lost most of its relevance, has asked for the revival of a US covert programme of armed support.
The Idlib attack was not the first assault by al-Qaida's fighters -- the militants have on several occasions since late 2014 defeated moderate rebel factions, ... Fatah al-Sham in a statement posted on YouTube recently of "oppressing" the more moderate rebels and rejected the al-Qaida affiliate's call for unity.
The groups that have been vying to take Assad's place since, however, are not all the polished, western educated politicos London dreams of - Cameron's so-called "moderate rebels." One such group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), attacked Aleppo and has been accused of war crimes. On the outskirts of the ...
They've fought IS, al-Qaida-linked militants and other more moderate rebel groups on the battlefield over the last year or so, but the Sustainability of their ... to defeat all his internal opponents and advance the U.S.' preferred outcome: peace talks between Syria's government and "moderate" rebels.
The deliveries were initially intended to support 'moderate' rebel groups but resulted in arming the Daesh terrorists. These were ... The US supplied the EU-made advanced weapons to Syrian opposition groups, which the West calls as 'moderate rebels', under the banner of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
Late last month, Russian president Vladimir Putin met the leaders of Iran, Turkey and Syria, allegedly to discuss a final peace settlement in the Syrian civil war. On Monday he was in Syria to announce a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from the country because they had inflicted a "total rout" on the ...
For several years in the Syrian war, a CIA program saw US and Saudi-acquired weapons smuggling into Syria, nominally for the "moderate rebels." The program was ultimately scrapped this year, and had been criticized because the "moderates" never amounted to much. But studies from Conflict ...
Today, the Conflict Armament Research organization released a report, which found that American weapons intended to go to "moderate rebels" ended up in ISIS control within two months of leaving the factory where they were made. The report found that these weapons, including anti-tank missiles, ...
Damascus, Syria (01:40 PM) - Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu has clarified the new Turkish policy regarding Syria, both the Syrian government and the Kurdish forces in the north of the country. Cavusoglu did this on Tuesday, in the wake of the recent ISIS defeat in both Syria and ...
But the Pentagon has said Russia's main goal is to back Assad, and its targets included moderate rebel forces seeking to overthrow the Syrian leader. U.S. and Russian forces have attempted to keep their distance from each other as both sides operate in eastern Syria. The United States has made it clear it ...
The authors suggest that ISIS "imploded right after external support for the 'moderate' rebels dried up. The weakening of the rebels was a major setback for Islamic State because Assad could finally focus his firepower on the group. Fewer weapon shipments into the theater, moreover, meant fewer arms fell ...
With sustained airstrikes on both moderate rebel groups and extremists, Moscow has helped Assad win back control of much of the country. The Russian and Syrian air forces were accused of brutal bombing tactics, including deliberately targeting civilian infrastructure, which the Russian military has always ...
The UK and other Western powers have provided aid to both Syrian refugees and moderate rebels, but much of the military assistance programmes have ... The moderate rebels say they have been "abandoned" by the Friends of Syria group of countries amid an increasing international trend to rehabilitate ...
A general view shows tents housing internally displaced people in Atma camp, near the Syrian-Turkish border in Idlib Governorate. Turkey on Saturday said it is separating moderate opposition groups from those listed by the international community as terrorist groups in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province.
In the last hour "By Any Means Necessary" is joined by Max Blumenthal, author, journalist,co-host of the podcast "moderate rebels" to talk ...
... reconsolidate his power. The GOP Establishment needs to be overthrown -- but for the moment, there are no moderate rebels for its enemies ...
The plan was first tabled in Astana in May to minimise fighting between regime forces and moderate rebel factions and improve civilians' ...
The plan was first tabled in Astana in May to minimise fighting between government forces and moderate rebel factions and improve civilians' ...
The advances, paired with the weakness of moderate rebels against more extremist elements in the opposition, have left Assad's regime back ...
Syria's opposition comprises multiple factions including moderate rebels and Islamist groups. Estimates of total opposition forces have ranged ...
If this happens, then following the pattern, it could begin by separating "moderate rebels" from terrorists, or in this sense, legitimizing the ...
The Turkish army has begun setting up "observation posts" in Syria's northwestern Idlib province in its efforts to create a de-escalation zone, the ...
Idlib is largely controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a group led by al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate, which ousted more moderate rebels in ...
Syria war Diary: What Life Is Like Under 'Moderate' rebel Rule ... the rule of "moderate rebels," which is exactly what journalist Eva Bartlett did.
GettyImages-135216347 Fighters of the Free Syrian Army, formed by army deserters, take position in an undisclosed location in Syria on ...
Premiere: moderate rebels - 'Liberate' ... It's a curious affair - at once deadpan yet also wholly sincere, moderate rebels casually mark out ...
The FSA is a loose umbrella of what are seen as moderate rebel groups. Previous attempts to establish unified command failed as the FSA ...
U.S.-backed Syrian "moderate" rebels smile as they prepare to behead a ... could train and equip a reliable and effective moderate rebel force, ...
... organisation and more moderate rebel groups, threatening to further ... and more moderate rebels, a number of them backed by Turkey and ...
(RNS) What on earth is a moderate rebel, anyway? ... Of course, what is really meant by "moderate" rebels is that they are not extremists in their ...
Equally contrary to analyst predictions, the group imploded right after external support for the "moderate" rebels dried up. The weakening of the rebels was a major setback for Islamic State because Assad could finally focus his firepower on the group. Fewer weapon shipments into the theater, moreover, ...
In other words, the Intercept released the document, which effectively destroys Washington's "moderate rebels" narrative with its own internal ...
An entire 'fake-news' industry emerged over the past five years in relation to Syria. Phantom armies of "moderate rebels" were moved around ...


 

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