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Latest in Tag: rebels


Royals and Rebels: Contextualising Saudi Aggression

What do we make of the historical irony that undergirds the state-building project of the Saudi state, imbricated as it is in the antinomies of the modern nation, a medieval political theology, and a surfeit of petrodollars? It is through painting an image of the Saudi state, its past, as much as its most recent …

Omar Ghannam

Syrian ground offensive advances on Aleppo under Russian cover

Ground offensives led by the Syrian army and their allies have continued into the start of the week. Three rebel groups affiliated with the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) reportedly received munitions from the US. Syrian government troops and their allies pushed on with their offensive a few kilometers south of the northern city of Aleppo …

Deutsche Welle

Syria and Russia launch huge offensive on rebels in Aleppo

The Syrian military has begun a major ground offensive on the country’s second city of Aleppo. The advance in northern Syria has been supported by the Russian air force. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that in the past 24 hours, “dozens” of Russian airstrikes had struck the area which is controlled …

Deutsche Welle

Report: US to defend Syrian rebels from Assad with air power

US President Barack Obama has decided to allow airstrikes in Syria to defend US-backed rebels, claims a Wall Street Journal report. The move could bring the US military into direct conflict with the Syrian government. The president’s decision is aimed at protecting the rebels trained by US forces from attacks, including those from the forces …

Deutsche Welle

Syria government retakes strategic town on Turkey border: State TV

AFP – Syrian government forces on Sunday recaptured the strategic town of Kasab, near the only border crossing with Turkey in northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported. “Units from the army are reestablishing security in the province of Latakia after killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their weapons,” the television said, referring …

Daily News Egypt

Syria TV says 30 killed in blast near Iraq border

AFP – A bomb attack targeting a weapons bazaar in eastern Syria close to the Iraqi border killed 30 “terrorists” on Saturday, state television reported. “A big explosion hits a terrorist arms market in Mayadeen, killing 30 terrorists and wounding dozens of others,” the television reported. Just 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Iraqi border, …

Daily News Egypt

Al-Qaeda urges Libyans to fight rogue general

AFP – Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb urged Libyans to fight a rogue general who is pressing an offensive against Islamist militias in the country’s east, labelling him an “enemy of Islam”. Last month, ex-general Khalifa Haftar unleashed forces from his so-called National Army on Islamist militias in Benghazi in a campaign dubbed “Operation Dignity”. …

Daily News Egypt

Libya assembly speaker confirms Miitig as premier

AFP – The speaker of Libya’s General National Congress confirmed Ahmed Miitig as the country’s prime minister Monday, after approving his appointment following a chaotic session of the interim parliament. “Ahmed Omar Miitig was appointed head of the transitional government, and asked to form his cabinet and present it to the GNC for a confidence …

Daily News Egypt