updated Wed. November 1, 2023
March 3, 2018
Regarding the nexus between Islamic jihadists and purported 'moderate rebels' in Syria, according to a recent AFP report  by Maya Gebeily, hundreds of Islamic State's militants have joined so-called 'moderate rebels' in Idlib in their battle against the advancing Syrian government troops backed byÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
... whom the corporate media, working for their clients in the White House and lofty palaces in the Arabian Gulf region, are trying to project as moderate rebels opposed to tyrant Bashar al-Assad. The Western media were largely silent when the rebels linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorisedÃâÃÂ ...
February 22, 2018
Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters move in a vehicle as they battle for control of the village of al-Bayyah northeast of the town of Afrin near the border with Turkey on February 21, 2018. (AFP photo). ISTANBUL, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkey's strong reaction against the entry of pro-Damascus forces intoÃâÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
The vendor claimed the weapon originally belonged to one of the more prominent and costly failures by the US to help Syrian moderate rebels combat ISIS and other extremists. In a Telegram message exchange with CNN posing as a purchaser, the vendor said the weapon came from "Division 30" -- partÃâÃÂ ...
February 5, 2018
According to the mainstream media narrative Russian and Assad's forces always fought against the "moderate rebels" killing civilians and children and ignoring (and maybe even helping?) ISIS in Syria. Yet the Russian jet was reportedly downed by al-Qaeda (ISIS) fighters while obviously it was targettingÃâÃÂ ...
April 3, 2017
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,ÃâÃÂ ...
The Straits Times
December 31, 1999
In July 2017, Russia announces a truce agreement with "moderate" rebel groups in eastern Ghouta, a region near the capital under government siege and attack since 2013. This would make it one of several proposed "de-escalation zones" across the country. But there is no let-up in regime strikes.
December 31, 1999
An American woman living in a besieged suburb of Damascus, Syria, described eight days of “constant bombardment” in an interview with NBC News at her home on Tuesday. Bombing and artillery fire has not stopped in eastern Ghouta, she said, despite Russia's promise to implement a daily five-hourÃâÃÂ ...