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Syrian Islamists Fight for Practical Reasons, Not Ideological Ones

Our main story today is a new study which involved personal interviews with over 300 Syrians to understand why so many have joined the...

Caught on camera: US Special Forces on ISIS frontline in Syria

US Special Forces operatives have been photographed fighting alongside the Kurdish militia in northern Syria in...

Al-Qaeda-linked extremists could use Syria to launch attacks on West – UK general

A senior British military commander has warned of Al-Qaeda-linked extremists’ “ambitions” in Syria, saying they...

Room for Some Syrians?

With nine bedrooms, an exercise room, and even a butler's pantry waiting for them when they quit the White House By Geoff Earle Daily Mail May...
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Video: Blasts target several locations in Syrian towns of Jableh & Tartus in Latakia,...

Over 100 people are feared dead after seven blasts targeted several locations in the coastal towns of Jableh and Tartus, Syira's Latakia province, according...
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Video: RAW: Blast rocks Jableh near Russian military base in Latakia, Syria

A deadly blast hit the coastal town of Jableh in Syria's Latakia province on Monday. The bomb was one of a series of attacks...

No ‘yellow card’ for Ahrar Al-Sham in Syria despite massacre reports – State Dept.

Washington will continue to back a rebel group that reportedly committed a massacre in Syria, because...
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Video: Syrian military chief linked to Al-Quaeda & ISIS freely visits US, State Dept...

A Syrian militant group chief shielded from the UN terror list by the US despite its links to ISIS and Al-Qaeda reportedly had no...

Fallon Syria statement: Defeating ISIS will be ‘complex’

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon told Parliament on Tuesday the Syrian civil war, the persistence of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Russia’s intervention have...

Accepting Assad? Fallon’s Syria policy coming unstuck as MPs question war aims

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon’s Syria policy is under growing pressure amid rumors MPs may...

Syrian Al-Qaeda-linked leader freely visited the US, but State Dept. says it ‘didn’t know’

A Syrian militant group chief shielded from the UN terror list by the US despite its links to ISIS and Al-Qaeda reportedly had no...
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Video: Russia proposes US to cooperate in fighting terrorists in Syria

Moscow suggests that the US-led coalition fighting against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria should fly joint missions with Russia in Syria, the defense...

US Downplays a New Syrian Massacre

Exclusive: The Obama administration claims Syrian rebels in Ahrar al-Sham deserve protection from government attack although they have close ties to...

U.S. NPR & OSCE: Russia Bombs Syria to Force Refugees into Europe

Eric Zuesse The “Morning Edition” program of the U.S. National Public Radio network — which is America’s most-trusted American source of news as measured by “the...
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Video: Crosstalk: Syria Lessons

The Obama administration again says it supports the peace process to end the Syrian proxy war. However, there is still the demand for a...
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Video: Noam Chomsky on Syria Conflict: Cut Off the Flow of Arms & Stop...

http://democracynow.org - Today, the U.S. and Russia co-chair a meeting of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group aimed at easing the five-year ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘Thousands of bodies in ravine’: ISIS mass execution site reportedly discovered in Syria

In Syria, the town of Suluk lies in a strategic position between Turkey and Islamic State's proclaimed de-facto capital Raqqa. A crew from RT's...

Al-Qaeda eyes relocation to Syria, set to compete with ISIS for emirate – NYT

A number of Al-Qaeda veterans have secretly been sent to Syria, where their goal is to do the groundwork for the establishment of an...
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Video: In the Name of the Profit: Liberated Syrian Town Reveals ISIS Oil Trade...

Watch 49 Minutes Extended Version here: https://youtu.be/jD9hrRi5LwQ Islamic State oil trade documents, testimonies of local civilians and captured ISIS ... Via Youtube
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Video: Amid Ongoing Conflict in Syria, Activists Work to Keep Alive Revolutionary Spirit of...

http://democracynow.org - As the death toll in Syria's five-year conflict reportedly reaches half a million people, we look at how Syrians are working at...
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Video: Islamists storm village in Syria, 19 reported killed, dozens missing

Islamist rebels have stormed a village in Western Syria reportedly killing 19 civilians. Dozens are also missing - it's believed they were abducted. The...
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Video: ‘They slept underground’: Covert ISIS fortifications discovered in liberated Syrian town (EXCLUSIVE)

Extensive networks of underground tunnels and bunkers, dug out by ISIS terrorists to store ammo and weapons, have also served as sleeping quarters and...

Obama Broke Pledge To Demand Syrian Opposition’s Separation From Nusra Front

The gradual erosion of the cease-fire in Syria over the past month is the result of multiple factors shaping the conflict,...
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Video: Stop shooting! Turkish border guards continue to shoot, beat and kill Syrian refugees...

Turkish border guards are continuing to shoot and abuse Syrian refugees who are crossing into the country, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Via Youtube
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Video: ‘We wouldn’t have got it without Russia’ – Kerry on Syria ceasefire

The ceasefire in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo is holding, according to the Russian Monitoring Centre in the country. The truce, brokered by...

Kerry thanks Russia for Syria ceasefire which 'saved lives'

Tens of thousands of lives have been saved and a million people have received aid, thanks...
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Video: Tested in battle: Russian planes that targeted ISIS in Syria take part in...

Dozens of military vehicles and aircrafts shown during Victory Day parade. Some of them have been already tested in battle fighting one of the...

U.S. & Russia Reaffirm Commitment to U.N. Peace Process in Syria, Despite Obama’s Opposition

Eric Zuesse On May 9th, the U.S. and Russia issued a "Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the United States on Syria”, saying that, "The Russian...
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Video: CrossTalk on Syria: Aleppo Burning

Saying one thing and doing another. As Washington claims to support a mediated process alongside Russia to end the conflict in Syria, the number...

Why Obama Prioritizes Ousting Assad Over Defeating Syria’s Jihadists

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Dr. Christina Lin, a leading young scholar on jihadist groups, opened her April 8th commentary at Asia Times: In a blunder...
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Video: ‘Praying for Palmyra’: Russian orchestra performs concert honoring victims of Syria war

Renowned conductor Valery Gergiev is leading a concert in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra to support the restoration of the UNESCO site and...

Russia Accuses Obama of Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria

Eric Zuesse On May 4th, Russia’s Sputnik news agency headlined "Lavrov: US Tried to Include Al-Nusra Front Positions in 'Silent’ Period”, and reported that Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, speaking in Moscow about the lengthy negotiations...

Why the Syrian Peace Talks Broke Down

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org During the negotiations that had led to the Syrian peace talks, a key question was whether Russia and the...

ISIS-bound mother has children taken away after plans for Syria move exposed

The High Court in Britain has ruled that three children whose mother attempted to take...
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Video: RAW: Syrian army forces and pro-govt fighters shell opposition-held parts of Aleppo

While int'l leaders try to stablish peace in Syria, Army forces and pro-govt fighters shell opposition in Aleppo RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via...

UK at war? SAS in Syria, 25,000 ISIS dead, British troops in Somalia &...

British special forces are to be parachuted into Syria, it has emerged, as Defence Secretary...
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Video: ‘ US planning dubious game in Syria, that has a devastating impact on...

The Free Syrian Army has refused to recognize partial ceasefires or local lulls in violence, claiming that if the UN-backed truce is not implemented...

Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books (“Whose Sarin?” and...
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Video: ‘Ceasefire is alive, but barely’ – Syrian envoy to UN

The UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has called on the Russian and American presidents to help revive the peace negotiations. They stalled...
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Video: Syrian Army plans to retake ISIS ‘capital’ Raqqa

The Syrian Army plans to launch an attack on Islamic State's de facto capital Raqqa and its other stronghold of Deir ez-Zor with the...
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Video: Graphic: Syrian army battles jihadists in Latakia hilltops (AT missiles vs infantry tactics)

Syrian Arab Army continued its large-scale military offensive against forces of Jabhat Al-Nusra and the Turkistan Islamic Party in north-eastern Latakia ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘There was never this ‘no boots on the ground’: State Dept unaware of...

There's confusion in Washington over the US president's order to send an extra 250 troops to Syria. Barack Obama had repeatedly pledged to avoid...
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Video: Obama sends 250 US troops to Syria: Biggest escalation of intervention to date

US President Barack Obama confirmed plans to dramatically increase the American troop presence in Syria by deploying an additional 250 personnel, bringing ... Via Youtube
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Video: RAW: Inside one of Syria’s largest oil & gas facilities retaken from ISIS

Inside Jabisa oil and gas facility, with estimated daily capacities of 2mn cubic meters of gas and 80000 barrels of crude, which was recently...
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Video: State Dept never heard of Obama’s ‘no boots on the ground’ in Syria

There's confusion in Washington over the US president's order to send an extra 250 troops to Syria. Barack Obama had repeatedly pledged to avoid...
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Video: “Horrified”: Seymour Hersh Reacts to Obama’s Plan to Send 250 More U.S. Special...

http://democracynow.org - President Obama has announced the deployment of 250 more Special Operations troops to Syria in a move that nearly doubles the ... Via...
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Video: Is the Obama Admin Ignoring the Role of Turkey & Saudi Arabia in...

http://democracynow.org - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh rejects the Obama administration's claim that the Bashar al-Assad regime carried out ... Via Youtube
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Video: French couple decorates ‘Russian Rambo’ hero of Syria op with family’s WWII medals

Russia's embassy in Paris reports that a French couple has sent the family's WWII medals to the diplomatic mission, to be handed over to...

What’s Left of Palmyra — and Syria

By pouring weapons and money into the Syrian war, the West and its Gulf state allies share in the guilt...
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Video: Allegedly downed MIG-23 plane in Syria

The Islamic State group-affiliated Aamaq news agency on Friday posted a video that purported to show the wreckage of the MIG-23 plane which it...

How The New Yorker Mis-Reports Syria

Exclusive: The New Yorker and editor David Remnick were catastrophically wrong about the Iraq War, but they continue publishing the same...
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Video: Russian Su-30 jets escort WFP aid delivery to ISIS-besieged Syrian town

Russian Su-30 fighter jets have provided a safety corridor for an IL-76 cargo plane freighted by WFP to carry out the delivery of vital...
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Video: Syrian civilians become victims of Turkey shelling Kurds (EXCLUSIVE)

While Ankara claims its ongoing military crackdown only targets terrorists, civilians often fall victim to the offensive – and not just in Turkey's Kurdish-populated...

Syria’s destroyed Arch of Triumph is recreated in London

A replica of Palmyra’s 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph that was destroyed by Islamic State in...
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Video: Drone buzzes Syrian Army advance on ISIS positions near Damascus

The Syrian Army operations against ISIS militants near the country's capital Damascus is said to be successful first step. Footage provided by LifeNews crew...
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Video: Pope Francis brings 12 Syrian refugees to Vatican

Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian refugees, including six children, on his plane heading back to Rome following a visit to the Greek island...
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Video: ‘I am Sameer from Damascus’: Seeking life & light amid Syrian war (Documentary...

The Syrian army has joint forces with the rebels, which are involved in the peace talks, to drive ISIL out from the outskirts of...
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Video: Devastating war: Syrian NGOs help women return to normal life

Syrian women struggle to survive and rebuild their lives after years of bloodshed RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

Syrian Elections Prove Again That Washington And Its Presstitutes Lie Through Their Teeth

On April 14 Syria held parliamentary elections at 7,000 polling stations, keeping the voting open an extra five hours to accommodate the massive turnout....
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Video: CrossTalk: Syria plan B?

The most fragile of ceasefires alongside the most cynical way to undermine the hope for peace. It would appear Washington has never really been...
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Video: ‘Rebels kidnapped & killed my 45-day-old son trying to recruit me’ Syrian soldier...

Brutal recruitment methods FSA rebels have allegedly been using in 2012 revealed in RT's exclusive interview with former Syrian Army conscript. RT LIVE ... Via...
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Video: CIA Syrian ‘Plan B’ would give rebels MANPADs to fight ‘Russia-backed regime’ –...

A covert 'Plan B' for Syria reserved for a 'violation of ceasefire' is being pushed to the US president, anonymous officials told media. Arming...

Obama praises US-led coalition for crushing ISIS, fails to mention Russian, Syrian victories

A speech by the American president at the CIA’s HQ has focused on big gains made...
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Video: CIA Syrian ‘Plan B’ would give rebels MANPADs to fight ‘Russia-backed regime’ –...

A covert 'Plan B' for Syria reserved for a 'violation of ceasefire' is being pushed to the US president, anonymous officials told media. Arming...

The Lure of a Syrian ‘No-Fly Zone’

Inundated with one-sided reporting on Syria, some “progressive” groups such as “Avaaz” have joined in demands for direct U.S. military...

The Moderate Opposition in Syria Lives

An opening may exist for Syrian moderates, backed by the United States. Pictured: the Free Syrian Army logo. (Photo: Wikipedia) The Free Syrian Army, composed...

Video: NSA Officer Scott Rickard: “Revolutions In Ukraine & Syria Funded By Zionists Like...

Please Support The Show – http://richieallen.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/therichieallenshow http://www.youtube.com/RichieAllenShowMedia Tune in at ... Via Youtube

American photographer missing since 2012 released by Syrian government

An American freelance photographer who was abducted in Syria back in 2012 has now been released...
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Video: Inside embattled Sheikh Maqsood: Al-Nusra fights local militia for control over Syrian city

Al-Nusra Front jihadists attempt to storm positions of local militia in battle for control over Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood in Aleppo. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air ... Via...

Video: Journalist Eva Bartlett: “I’m Back From Syria. The Media Is Lying To You!”

Please Support The Show – http://richieallen.co.uk/ Eva's websites - https://InGaza.WordPress.com/ http://www.SyriaSolidarityMovement.org/ ... Via Youtube

Putin intelligent strategist, Russia played constructive role in Syria, Iran – Kerry on Charlie...

Just as the Pentagon ranked Russia as its No.1 threat, Secretary of State John Kerry lauded...
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Video: Demining Palmyra: Russian sappers defuse explosive devices in ancient Syrian city

Russian mine disposal experts have begun demining the historical areas of the embattled city of Palmyra, which was recently liberated from Islamic State by...
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Video: RAW: Amateur footage allegedly shows Russian helicopter targeting ISIS in Syria

A video emerged showing what is believed to be Russian air Force helicopter targeting ISIS in Syria COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD,...

Ron Paul on Fixing The Intelligence Around The Policy… In Syria

Daniel McAdams The scandal around the fixing of intelligence around the Pentagon training program for Syrian rebels has been on slow burn for some time....

Video: U.S And Russia Re-Engage In Syria

In this video Luke Rudkowski talks about the latest developing news from Syria and the increase of aggression between the U.S and Russia. We...
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Video: ‘Scaring fanaticism for Islam’ ISIS fighter from Russia takes wife & 3 kids...

Among the pile of jihadi documents recovered from a town liberated by Syrian Kurds, an RT Documentary crew found several foreign passports. A Russian...
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Video: Syrian forces retake Christian city of Al-Qaryatayn from ISIS after days of heavy...

After several days of heavy assault fighting, Syrian government troops and local militia have retaken the Christian city of Al-Qaryatayn from Islamic State. As...
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Video: Wine & Dine: ‘Last American in Damascus’ shows intl culinary delights in Syrian...

Unsurprisingly the war-torn Syria is not particularly popular with holiday makers at the moment, but one avid reviewer for a tourist website is continuing...
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Video: Syrian forces liberate Christian town of al-Qaryatain from ISIS

Syrian government forces, with the aid of Russian airstrikes, have taken the Islamic State-held town of al-Qaryatain, on the outskirts of the historic Palmyra...
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Video: RAW: Moment airstrike hits mosque in Douma, Syria

Footage from Syrian city of Douma appears to show a missile hitting a mosque, with a minaret falling to the ground seconds after the...
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Video: Syrian Forces battle with Al-Nusra near Aleppo

The Nusra Front boasted of its offensive on social media, posting videos showing mortars and tanks firing on what is said to be government...

Video: NATO’s Turkey is main arms supplier to ISIS terrorists in Syria – Russia...

Published on 1 Apr 2016 Russia has accused Turkey of being the main supplier of weapons and ammunition to Daesh terrorists in Syria. Russia's...

Pentagon enrolls ‘dozens’ of Syrian rebels in new training program after failed attempt

The US is training “dozens” of rebels to battle Islamic State in Syria, in the hope...
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Video: CrossTalk: Syrian Narratives

Conflicting narratives and distorted realities: Western media coverage of the Syrian conflict is seriously flawed and biased. The recent liberation of the ancient ... Via...

How US-Backed War on Syria Helped ISIS

By funneling TOW missiles and other weapons to Syrian jihadists for their “regime change” war, President Obama facilitated the rise...
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Video: Defusing Palmyra: Syrian army clears ancient city of ISIS booby traps

Syrian soldiers clear the newly-liberated city of Palmyra from mines left by Islamic State fighters. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube
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Video: Drone buzzes over ancient Palmyra after Syrian army retakes city from ISIS

Syrian government forces have retaken the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE ... Via Youtube

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