Tag Archives: Jabhat al-Nusra

Revolutionary War 2014 Round Up: Dynamic Stalemate as Fronts and Sides Multiply

31 Dec

Every year since the revolution began has been the most painful and difficult year for the Syrian people.

2014 was no exception.

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A U.S. War on Jabhat al-Nusra: Just What Baghdadi Ordered

30 Sep

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The same day the U.S. and an internally contradictory ‘grand coalition’ correctly and justly launched airstrikes on the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) Syrian safe haven in Syria, the U.S. launched another war, a unilateral war, on Syria’s Al-Qaeda branch, Jabhat al-Nusra, in separate but simultaneous attacks in Idlib and Aleppo governates. Continue reading

Contradictions of the Post-Revolution Assad Regime in Syria’s Protracted Anti-Fascist War

1 Aug

The Leviathan built by Hafez al-Assad, a fascist state stretching from Daraa in the west of Syria to Deir Ezzor in the east, has been shattered irrevocably by the popular upsurge of the March 15 revolution. Born as a peaceful protest movement for dignity and political reform, the Syrian uprising painfully and organically developed into a revolutionary war to liberate the country from the misrule of Bashar al-Assad’s fascist clique and dismantle his regime’s barbaric institutions.

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Hazm Movement and Syrian Revolutionary Front: Suspending All Forms of Cooperation with Nusra

22 Jul

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Press Release: Suspending all forms of cooperation with Nusra

We, the undersigned, heads of factions that have come together to save the Syrian revolution of freedom and dignity, and to defend Aleppo and Morek (in rural Hama), on which Assad’s forces and militias have recently launched a fierce offensive, express our rejection of Jabhat al-Nusra’s withdrawal from Aleppo front.

It is also unacceptable that Jabhat al-Nusra attack Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in liberated areas under the pretext of attacking infidels.

Turning its guns away from the regime, Jabhat al-Nusra is trying to divert the revolution from its fundamental principles. Continue reading

Islamists, Salafists, and Jihadists: Friends or Foes of the Revolution?

7 Jan

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How should supporters of the democratic revolution understand the Islamist trends that have emerged as part and parcel of the Arab Spring upheavals?

Are they friends of the revolution or enemies of the people?

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Revolutionary War 2013 Round Up: The End of the Beginning

31 Dec

Like every story, a revolution has a beginning, a middle, and an end. 2013 was the end of the beginning of the armed struggle as hard-won revolutionary victories gave way to debilitating stalemates, stalemates that led first to friction and infighting and then to greater unity among the revolution’s armed factions. Continue reading

Analysis: the Fall of Safira

5 Nov

[A guest post written by a Libyan tha’er. The full Arabic-language resignation statement above can be found here.]

The Military Council/Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander in Aleppo and the commander of operations in Safira both resigned (the latter saw this coming and was warning of it for weeks).

There are multiple causes for the fall of Safira. Continue reading