Syria

Negotiations ongoing for Italian Jesuit's release in Syria

ANSA.it 22 April 2014

Beirut - Negotiations have been ongoing at various levels in Syria and outside the country for the liberation of Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, an Italian Jesuit priest who

 

Turkish intel detects possible signal from Austrian ‘jihad girls’

Hurriyet Daily News 22 April 2014

Turkish intelligence has detected a signal, possibly coming from the cellphone of one of two Austrian teenage girls who some believe were tricked into going to Syria to fight

 

British teenager posts Facebook photo of brother's body after Syria battle death

Telegraph.co.uk 22 April 2014
By Keith Perry

The 16-year-old brother of a British teenager who died fighting in Syria has posted a picture of the dead youth on Facebook alongside the curse: "May the eyes of the cowards

 

Pictured: The British jihadists in Syria who pose with guns, ammo and severed HEADS - then post their bragging photos on social

Daily Mail 20 April 2014
By Tara Brady

British jihadists in Syria are posing with guns, ammunition and severed heads before posting their bragging photos on social media sites. The Islamic State of Iraq and al

 

Holy War‘like’: Islamic preachers using Facebook as call to jihad

RT 20 April 2014

Radical Islamic clerics have been using social media to try and increase support for jihad in Syria, which is "considered the most socially-mediated conflict in history,” a

 

Syrian Extremists Threaten to 'Destroy' Canada in Online Video

AINA (press release) 20 April 2014
By Stewart Bell

The most extreme armed faction in Syria has threatened to "destroy" Canada, as Western governments are struggling to deal with radicalized citizens infatuated with Al-Qaeda

 

Hamas in overdrive to restore regional ties

Al-Monitor 20 April 2014
By Adnan Abu Amer

It is no secret that Hamas has been trying to rebuild its relations around the region which have deteriorated in recent years, most notably those with Iran, as a result of its

 

Jordanian air strike destroyed Al Qaeda raider force heading for US military base

debka.com 20 April 2014

The Royal Jordanian Air force strike Wednesday, April 16, against a combat vehicle convoy from Syria destroyed an Al Qaeda raider force on its way to attack US military targets

 

Child Killed when Rocket Fired at Catholic School

One child died and 61 children, parents and teachers were injured when a missile hit the Armenian Catholic school in Damascus on Tuesday morning. The school is in the historic district

 

Report Shows How Foreign Fighters Use Social Media

AINA 16 April 2014

A report has cast unprecedented light on how foreign fighters engaged in the Syria conflict are using social media.
The International Centre for the Study of Radicalism report says

 

2 Teenagers Leave Austria, Seek to Fight in Syria

ABC News 16 April 2014

Austrian police say they are conducting an international search for two teenage girls who left farewell letters announcing plans to "fight for Islam" in Syria. Police

 

Syria: the jihadi town where ‘brides’ are snatched from schools

The Muslim Issue 16 April 2014
By Richard Spencer

A year ago, the city of Raqqa in northern Syria was sprouting political activist groups and philosophical discussion circles. A "guerrilla gardening” squad promoted

 

Turkey 'aided Islamist fighters' in attack on Syrian town: report

Hurriyet Daily News 16 April 2014

Turkey facilitated an attack carried out by Islamist fighters against the Armenian town of Kasab inside Syria, eyewitnesses have told the Telegraph. According to the report,

 

Why Moroccan Salafists fight in Syria

The Daily Star 15 April 2014
By Mohammed Masbah

Although the estimated number of Moroccans fighting in Syria varies sharply, with the highest at 1,000, local Salafist-jihadist leaders claim that the number could be even higher, in the

 

Turkey's War Against Syria

AINA 14 April 2014
By Lionel Reynolds

In March 21st, thousands of Islamist fighters from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front and the Saudi/Qatari backed Salafi Islamic Front seized the historic village of Kasaab.

 

UK Media Continues to Portray Jihadis as Charity Workers

Clarion Project 14 April 2014
By Samuel Westrop

The British media continues to label British Islamist volunteers who support jihadist movements in Syria as "charity workers." In December, the BBC aired a documentary

 

Liberal Europe is a Breeding Ground for Sectarian Islamist Killers Entering Syria

Modern Tokyo Times 14 April 2014
By Salma Zribi and Lee Jay Walker

The vibes of multi-cultural Europe, gender rights, numbing down on Christianity, progressive age based on new technology, growing atheism, and so forth, appears to be bypassing

 

Latest European Al-Wafaa Campaign Convoy Arrives In Syria; Campaign Head Is Dutch Hamas Operative

A Union of Good website is reporting on the latest European Al-Wafaa Campaign to arrive in Syria. According to the report: The 8th convoy of the European Al-Wafaa Campaign has

 

UK: Jihadists as "Charity Workers"

Gatestone Institute 14 April 2014
By Samuel Westrop

The full truth is a bit more chilling, Sharif and his wife are supporters of ISIS, the leading Al-Qaeda-aligned group in Syria. Al Jazeera reports that in areas under ISIS control

 

Armenian Christians and Syria Crisis: Turkey is a Dangerous Shadow under Erdogan

Modern Tokyo Times 11 April 2014

Turkey is a dangerous shadow under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan. This notably applies to the intrigues being played out in Syria by Turkey and how Erdogan sides with the

 
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