Jabhat al Nusrah and Division 13 still operating in partnership with Ahrar al Sham, Sham Legion and others, southern Aleppo offensive

Following a recent post on The WIDER View dated the 02 April 2016, opposition fundamentalist Sunni Islamic groups and Western deemed moderate groups continue to work in partnership during the latest assaults in southern Aleppo, Syria. https://thewiderview.com/2016/04/02/jabhat-al-nusrah-and-western-deemed-moderate-division-13-taking-pasrt-in-new-south-aleppo-offensive/ The latest push is targeting Syrian government forces and associated militias that include fundamentalist Shi'a Islamic groups in…Read more Jabhat al Nusrah and Division 13 still operating in partnership with Ahrar al Sham, Sham Legion and others, southern Aleppo offensive

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IS media arm Amaq Agency releases video allegedly showing a meeting with the Jubur, Maylat, and Afadilah Tribes hosted by the Bakkarah Tribe east of Raqqa, Syria

IS media arm Amaq Agency released a video yesterday the 06 April 2016 allegedly showing a meeting taking place east of IS controlled Raqqa city with the Jubur, Maylat, and Afadilah Tribes, apparently hosted by the Bakkarah Tribe. The IS flag can be seen in the background hanging from the tent wall in which the…Read more IS media arm Amaq Agency releases video allegedly showing a meeting with the Jubur, Maylat, and Afadilah Tribes hosted by the Bakkarah Tribe east of Raqqa, Syria

In keeping with previous posts, the Syrian opposition has allegedly downed a Syrian jet with a surface to air missile

As posted previously on The WIDER View on the 21 February 2016 that reported on Saudi Arabia's desire to see surface to air missiles sent to opposition groups, fundamentalist Islamic group Ahrar al Sham has claimed credit for downing an alleged Syrian SU-22 jet today using a surface to air missile or MANPAD. https://thewiderview.com/2016/02/21/saudi-arabia-want-to-see-surface-to-air-missiles-sams-given-to-the-moderate-opposition-in-syria/ If…Read more In keeping with previous posts, the Syrian opposition has allegedly downed a Syrian jet with a surface to air missile

Iran’s influence is building in the chaos of the Middle East

On going conflicts in the middle east have seen Iran take a more substantial role in Iraq and Syria, using the chaos of conflict to further it's influence. Following the blitzkrieg like surge of IS within Iraq in 2014, that for a time threatened the capital Baghdad itself, Iran has increased assistance of both arms…Read more Iran’s influence is building in the chaos of the Middle East

Bashar al Assad will not step aside, even in a transitional framework

Syria's president, still unwilling to step aside in any form currently, insists on a national unity government and not a transitional power that would see him step down, the latter widely viewed as a possible way forward including by the US and Russia. During an interview with Russia‚Äôs RIA Novosti News Agency, Bashar al Assad…Read more Bashar al Assad will not step aside, even in a transitional framework

Jabhat al Nusrah and Western deemed moderate group Division 13 taking part in new South Aleppo offensive

Jabhat al Nusrah have again spearheaded an attack on the village of al Eis and surrounding areas in southern Aleppo, Syria, and are now reportedly in full control. The attack allegedly began yesterday as part of a new southern Aleppo offensive by opposition groups that include both Western deemed moderate groups and fundamentalist Islamic groups.…Read more Jabhat al Nusrah and Western deemed moderate group Division 13 taking part in new South Aleppo offensive