In the recent years there was many questions that was raised by many regarding the hidden cooperation between Assad regime and Islamic State, especially by the Syrian opposition. No one can deny that the Assad regime has avoided combating against ISIS for nearly two years, focusing their military efforts on the Syrian opposition forces only.… Read More The Assad regime cannot and will not defeat ISIS
The Gulf States have been relying on the United States to protect the gulf region from the Iranian expansion, but this has changed in the previous years until the Iranian Nuclear deal came to an agreement which resulted in the improvement of the US-Iranian relations which came at the expense of the security of the… Read More Will Saudi Arabia send ground troops to Syria?
Syrian Democratic Forces [SDF] are an alliance of Kurdish, Syrian Arab and Christian Assyrian and Turkmen militias established during the Syrian War to fight against the Islamic State. Founded in 10th October 2015, its objective is to expel the Islamic State from the Raqqa Governorate and other areas in Syria. The SDF consider themselves a… Read More Syrian Democratic Forces
A number of Sunni Arab tribal sheikhs and tribes in Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar province have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State [IS] militant group. The sheikhs and tribal leaders made the pledge to IS in Fallujah in a statement read out by Ahmed Dara al-Jumaili, an influential and known sheikh, after a meeting… Read More Why did Sunni Arab tribes pledge allegiance to Islamic State?
With the continuation of the Syrian war in its third year, there are five factions that are currently fighting in the Syrian war and the factions are the Syrian Government, Syrian opposition, al-Qaeda network and Rojava Kurds. How international community and regional powers are dealing with each faction will contribute to the formation of a… Read More Faction Guide of the Syrian war – Part 5 – Islamic State