Syria

Where the “War on Terror” has transformed into a war of terror funded and supported by the West against Syria’s President Assad

Bazran Halil, a Kurdish rights activist and journalist, and his wife Raushan

‘Even animals don’t do it’: Kobani siege survivors on ISIS brutality

A Kurdish human rights activist and his wife describe the wanton brutality of ISIS terrorists. Includes video

Iran state TV says death of journalist in Turkey is ‘suspect’

Iranian TV has pointed the finger of blame at Turkey over the death of one of their journalist who had days earlier complained of “harassment” by Turkish authorities

Western air strike in Kobane. Click to enlarge

Turkey relents and allows Kurdish forces to join the fight against Islamic State

What took them so long? The delay in allowing Kurds to join Kobane’s defenders probably assisted the militant’s advance. Or was that the intention?

Press TV correspondent Serena Shim. Click to enlarge

Turkish intelligence might be behind Press TV reporter’s death: US journalist

A Press TV correspondent who revealed Turkish aid to Islamic militants in Syria has been killed in suspicious circumstances. Prompting her family to accuse the Turkish government of trying to silence her

Labour's Ed Balls and ISIS's Khan

Labour’s Ed Balls and ISIS’s Khan

Prominent British politicians pictured with youngster in Cardiff youth club. A mere 5 years later the same youngster is a terrorist fighting in Syria

ISIS fighters withdraw from Syria’s embattled Kobani – RT sources

It should be emphasised however, that U.S. air strikes in no way contributed to the militants withdrawal. We explain why

US soldier in chemical weapons gear. Click to enlarge

Iraq’s ‘hidden’ chemical weapons: US ‘covered up’ discovery of chemical weapons – and many are now in Isis’s hands

If at first you don’t succeed then lie, lie, lie again

Iran’s Special Forces Commander Qassam Suleimani Takes Center Stage In Fight Against ISIS

“Iran is showing how seriously they are taking the threat to Iraq,” said Fawaz Gerges, a political scientist

Kurdish refugees

Will Washington succeed in having Northern Syria ethnically cleansed?

NATO bombing of Kobane didn’t target Islamic militants. Instead it held at bay the Syrian Arab Army fighting to open a relief corridor. Thierry Meyssan explains

Mideast crisis widens as Turkey bombs Kurdish militants

Turkey’s refusal to allow Kurds to cross the border and join in the fight will probably allow Islamic State to seize Kobani. Meanwhile elsewhere, for the first time in two years Turkish planes bombed Kurdish militants

US top-brass eye Syria no-fly zone

US top-brass eye Syria no-fly zone

The U.S. did the same thing with Iraq. However, Islamic State or IS doesn’t have any airpower. So a no-fly zone over Syria will only ground Assad’s air force

Iranian official: Turkey involved in the expansion of ISIS in region

More evidence emerges that the West and its allies are actively assisting the terror group’s advances, as Iran’s Ayatollah denounces the U.S. and ‘wicked Britain’

ISIS rallies ‘10,000 militants’ at gates of Baghdad

ISIS surrounds the Iraqi capitol in preparation for attack

Kurds repel ISIL advance into Kobani, but issue urgent plea for support

Kobani’s embattled defenders call for assistance. Hundreds of armed Kurds try to cross the border to join the fray but NATO member Turkey stops them

War against Isis: US strategy in tatters as militants march on

U.S. strategy fails as Islamic militants continue their march, seizing large swathes of Iraq and Syria

Alarmist headlines and dramatic pictures help stir up feelings of anger from the Western world.

ISIS : A CIA Creation to Justify War Abroad and Repression at Home

The name itself is symbolic and revealing: ISIS. Why is an “Islamic” group named after an Ancient Egyptian goddess?

Islamic State Commander Omar al-Shishani. Click to enlarge

Islamic State Grooms Chechen Fighters Against Putin

An added bonus for Islamic State’s covert Western backers. The terror groups Chechen contingent vows to return to Russia to wage jihad against Putin

Air strike against Isis near Kobani. Click to enlarge

Syria air strikes: Why can’t the US-led coalition stop the march of Isis?

Stupid question really. But just in case you’ve forgotten we post a little reminder

German police used water cannon during clashes in Hamburg between Kurdush portesters and IS supporters. Click to enlarge

Now ISIS clashes spread across Europe

Riot police separate hundreds of Kurds and Islamist supporters in Germany after at least nine are killed in protests in Turkey

Hezbollah and their supportersd carry the coffins of fallen comrades through Baalbek. Click to enlarge

Lebanon faces Isis and Nusra incursions – and an influx of refugees

Casualty figures moved between 14 jihadis and three Hezbollah dead, and 16 jihadis with eight Hezbollah dead. But the figures are less important than the implications