Tag: Al-qaeda


Human Rights Watch: Syrian Rebels Committed War Crimes, Killed 190 Civilians

BEIRUT (AP) — Jihadi-led rebel fighters in Syria killed at least 190 civilians and abducted more than 200 during an offensive against pro-regime villages, committing a war crime, an international human rights group said Friday. The Aug. 4 attacks on unarmed civilians in more than a dozen villages in the coastal province of Latakia were systematic and could even amount […]

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Turkey Stands With al-Qaeda Against the Kurds

By: Youssef Sheikho, Al-akhbar Turkey continues to support armed Islamist groups in their campaign against Kurdish militias along Syria’s northern front. Yet the growing body count of al-Qaeda fighters in the north suggests that Turkish efforts are not entirely successful. Qamishli – The Turkish government is arguably the strongest backer of the armed Syrian opposition, especially the factions led by the Free […]