Tag: Jabhat al-Nusra

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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Ignored by Western media, Syrians describe the nightmare the armed opposition brought them

Trapped between a police state and Al Qaeda, average Syrians explain why they fear regime change.

By Rania Khalek / AlterNet

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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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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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Al-Qaeda is attacking major Syrian cities with US weapons – but you wouldn’t know that from the media

Rebranded Syrian al-Qaeda, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, has been attacking Hama and Damascus with US-made weapons — while corporate media whitewash it

By Ben Norton / AlterNet


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US-armed ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels join al-Qaeda’s ‘Bin Laden Front’ in new coalition

Salafi-jihadist rebels that were vetted by the CIA and enjoyed the backing of American neoconservatives have joined a new rebranded al-Qaeda group called Tahrir al-Sham.

By Ben Norton / AlterNet


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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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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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