Tag: Ahrar al-Sham

Meet Robert Ford, the US diplomat who helped send Syria to Hell in the name of regime change

Former US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford really wants regime change, and advocates supporting Salafi-jihadist militias while working at a Saudi-funded think tank.

By Gary Brecher / War Nerd

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I visited Al Qaeda’s Syrian stronghold and saw how US backing of ‘moderate’ rebels is bolstering jihadists

Journalist Lindsey Snell reports from inside Idlib, al-Qaeda’s Syrian stronghold.

By Lindsey Snell / AlterNet

I spent a night this past July crammed in a sitting room with a family in Kafr Halab, a small village in the western countryside of Aleppo. The Russian air force was in the midst of a bombing campaign, dropping cluster munitions on homes in the area. I held my breath each time I heard a plane, but the family’s matriarch offered reassurance. “If you can hear that plane sound, it means they are far away.”

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Trump’s missile attack on Syria air base helped ISIS, endangered civilians, yet hawks call for more

The Trump administration’s April 2017 bombing of Syria’s Shayrat air base effectively helped ISIS, and endangered the civilians the U.S. claimed it was protecting. But pundits want more war

By Ben Norton / AlterNet’s Grayzone Project

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British gov-funded outlet offered journalist $17,000 a month to make propaganda for Syrian rebels

Emails reveal that the Revolutionary Forces of Syria (RFS) media office, a popular source for the mainstream Western press, is a UK-backed propaganda outlet that offered reporters huge sums of money.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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