Free Syrian Army

Teaming Up with Assad to Fight ISIS Is a Very Bad Idea

Nehad Ismail | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Last year David Cameron pledged his support to President Obama in confronting the Syrian regime. The pledge was wrecked by Ed Miliband, for narrow political advantage. Had action been taken a year ago, we wouldn't have heard of ISIL/ISIS and its latest incarnation, so-called IS.

Brits In Syria 'Sharing Pictures Of Torture On Social Media'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

British jihadists fighting in Syria could be directly involved in torture and murder, with some purportedly sharing their violence on social media. ...

Under Siege in Damascus: An Activist Speaks Out

Luke McManus | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Politics
Luke McManus

Zara Hakim is a Syrian currently living under siege in a southern suburb of Damascus. One of the many activists still inside Syria, she and her team have, for the past two weeks, been working to raise international attention for their 'Break the Siege' campaign...

The Capital Of The Revolution Pictured In Tatters

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

It was the city known as the "capital of the revolution" by rebels fighting Syria's President Assad, one of the first cities to join the uprisings aga...

PICTURES: Women In The Warzone

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Their faces covered by black masks, bodies clad in thick camouflage and tightly holding their kalashnikovs, it is only the eyes that reveal these youn...

'Don't Worry, Syrian Rebels Will Give Us The Guns Back After The War'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics

The government has said people should not worry that weapons delivered to the Syrian rebels would fall into the hands of extremists, as the Opposition...

Blair Urges West To Intervene In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

The cost paid by the West for not getting involved in the conflict in Syria could be higher than that of intervening in the civil war, Tony Blair has ...

Syrian Briton Ali Almanasfi Is Alive

Tam Hussein | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Tam Hussein

Ali Almanasfi, the Briton of Syrian heritage purportedly killed by a regime ambush in Idlib on 31 May is alive. He got in touch with me via Skype. We spoke for approximately an hour. I saw his face sporting a bushy beard, he looked well.

President Obama: Please Listen to John McCain and Lindsey Graham

Nehad Ismail | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

I must say this; Senator John McCain, Senator Lindsey Graham and former Senator Joseph Lieberman have got it absolutely right on Syria. President Obama must listen to them and do the right thing. John McCain told the Dead Sea Conference recently: by arming the right rebels, there will be a chance for what McCain calls "level playing field".

Qardawi's Blunder

Tam Hussein | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Qardawi's call for jihad completely ignores the world as it is today: a world of nation-states. In order for there to be any progress in the Syrian conflict, Islamists of all colors and sectarian persuasions must throw out sectarian rhetoric. They must reconcile themselves with the idea that all Syrians are citizens and should not take the sectarian bait.

Weapons for the Free Syrian Army: An incentive for Assad to negotiate or further oil on the fire?

Thomas Hauschildt | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hauschildt

Although no weapons will be delivered before the end of the summer and the EU insists that only weapons shall be delivered that serve the protection of civilians. One wonders what kind of weapon that might be as there are hardly any - if at all - weapons out there that have a pure defensive character. Whether rhetoric needs to be underlined by action remains to be seen.

'Syrian Electronic Army' Hacks American News Media

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Tech

A hacker group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army has attacked an American news organisation's website - but is refusing to say exactly why. ...

Syrian Conflict Suffers Bloodiest Month Yet

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

The Syrian conflict entered its bloodiest month in March, with more than 6,000 people killed, including more than 500 women and children, according to...

Obama's Paralysis Enabled Al Qaeda to Set Up Shop in Syria

Nehad Ismail | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

The longer the West remains inactive, the more Islamic extremists will join the war. Inaction by the Obama administration over the last two years had encouraged the regime to kill more than 60,000 Syrians and force the displacement of 2 million Syrians. By turning a blind eye, President Obama has in effect given the green light to Al-Qaeda and other Jihadists to enter Syria.

Syria Uprising: Ahmed, Seven-Year-Old Son Of Rebel Fighter Stands Guard With AK-47 & Cigarette (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

Puffing on a cigarette, with an AK-47 rifle slung casually on his shoulders, this seven-year-old Syrian boy’s childhood appears well and truly over....

A Syrian Spring: An Interview With the Representative of the Syrian National Coalition, Walid Saffour

Tam Hussein | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Walid Saffour is sitting in a light, minimalist office overlooking Hyde Park. A representative of the Syrian National Coalition of the Revolutionary Opposition, he seems like a cross between a gentle Syrian uncle and a seasoned diplomat. Yet while he is affable and polite, there is an intrinsic reserve about him.

Jessica Elgot

Children In Combat, Summary Executions And A 'Hole Of Death'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Human rights campaigners have warned that Syrian opposition fighters are conducting summary killings, using child soldiers, sectarian violence and com...

Homemade in Lattakia: Behind the Scenes of the FSA Brigades in Lattakia

Tam Hussein | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

I met an injured soldier in Yamadiya hospital with bits of shrapnel stuck on his face who displayed this extraordinary morale, saying, "May God heal me quickly so that I can return to fight that oppressor." The doctor did not seem very optimistic about his recovery.

The UN Must Act On Syria Without Russia and China

Nehad Ismail | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Can the world turn a blind eye to the atrocities committed by a murderous thuggish regime against its own people? Verbal condemnation is insufficient. Action is required and very quickly.

Syrian Military Police Chief Defects, Branding Army 'Gangs Of Murder & Destruction'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

The head of Syria's military police has defected and reportedly fled to Turkey. Lt Gen Abulaziz al-Shalal announced his decision speaking in a vid...

The Free Syrian Army Must Not Execute the 48 Iranian Hostages

Nehad Ismail | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK
Nehad Ismail

I urge the Free Syrian Army to release the Iranian hostages unharmed and without prior conditions.

Syria Bans Turkish Planes For Airspace

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK

Turkey has banned Syrian planes from flying in Turkish airspace, less than 24 hours after Damascus banned Turkish planes from entering Syrian skies, r...

VIDEO: Syria Blast Strikes Near UN Observers' Damascus Hotel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

The Free Syria Army has said UN observers were not the target of the bomb which exploded Wednesday near a Damascus hotel, wounding three. AP report...

Britain To Give Syrian Rebels An Extra £5m

Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

Britain is to give an extra £5m to Syrian rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad's regime, helping to fund additional communications equipment and medical s...

Syria Rebels Execution Of Assad Supporters Could Be 'War Crime'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

Human Rights Watch have accused the Free Syria Army of committing potential war crimes as videos emerged of rebels "executing" supporters of Preside...