Tag: ISIS

Israeli attacks provoke Iran, Hezbollah – and could help jihadists

With its bombings of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, is Israel trying to stop an attack from Iran and its allies, as it claims, or is it trying to provoke one? Rania Khalek analyzes Israel’s escalating violence and how it could potentially help jihadist groups in the region.

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This celebrated Western-funded nonprofit collaborated with al-Qaeda to wage lawfare on Syria

Mainstream reporting on Syria has relied heavily on the work of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), a Western government-funded regime change group whose investigators collaborated with al-Qaeda and its extremist allies to drum up prosecutions of Syrian officials

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton


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Behind the Syrian Network for Human Rights: How an opposition front group became Western media’s go-to monitor

Top media outlets turn to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) for figures on deaths and detentions, never noting the group’s seamless connection to Syria’s opposition, the support it receives from states that waged war on the country, or its open lobbying for US military intervention.

By Max Blumenthal


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ShamiWitness: How Bellingcat and neocons collaborated with most influential ISIS propagandist on Twitter

Top Syria regime-change hustlers and media “experts,” from Bellingcat to pro-war journalists, helped transform the @ShamiWitness account from a foreign Salafi-jihadist recruiter into a credible “ISIS expert.”

By Mark Ames


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Genocide in Iraq: When local Sunni became ISIS and slaughtered their Yazidi neighbors

When ISIS came to butcher the Yazidis of Iraq, they simply went next door.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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How ISIS wives helped their husbands rape Yazidi sex slaves

In Iraq, captured Yazidi women were forced to work as domestic servants for ISIS families — and were regularly raped, with the help of wives.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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In the field with Yazidi fighters, chilling tales of genocide by ISIS – and more conflict to come

Yazidi fighters are joining the Iraqi-run Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in droves to fight ISIS, and see a new war on the horizon.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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Another video shows US gov-funded White Helmets assisting public executions in rebel-held Syria

A new video shows the White Helmets, funded with millions of dollars by the US and British governments, helping with an execution in rebel-held Daraa, Syria.

By Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal / AlterNet


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Is Trump rescuing al-Qaeda’s ‘heartland’ in Syria?

Only Western intervention can save Syria’s beleaguered al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels in Idlib.

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton / AlterNet


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How a Syrian White Helmets leader played Western media

Reporters who rely on the White Helmets’ leader in Aleppo ignore his record of deception and risk manipulation.

By Gareth Porter / AlterNet


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