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MIT study of Ghouta chemical attack challenges US intelligence

A United Nations (UN) arms expert collects samples on August 29, 2013, as they inspect the site where rockets had fallen in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb during an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons strike near the capital. (AFP Photo / Ammar Al-Arbini)

Jan 16, 2014, A new MIT report is challenging the US claim that Assad forces used chemical weapons in an attack last August, highlighting that the range of the improvised rocket was way too short to have been launched from govt controlled areas. In the report titled “Possible Implications …

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Washington’s New Islamic Front: Expanded U.S. Support to Al Qaeda Rebels in Syria

Dec 15, 2013, Global Research From the outset, the Western military alliance has (covertly) supported the terrorists with a view to destabilizing Syria as a nation state. Lest we forget, Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA.  The US, NATO, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have channeled most …

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Syrian Jihadist Rebels Establishing Brutal Secret Prisons In Aleppo, Amnesty Reveals

Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham militants are punishing Syrian civilians for disobedience, the Amnesty report says (AP Photo)

Dec 19, 2013, Huffington Post Syrian jihadist rebels are torturing and killing civilians, including children, for flouting “sharia” laws such as smoking cigarettes – and exacting the brutal punishments in a bid to replace the Assad regime with a hardline Islamic state, Amnesty International has reported. Secret jails in Aleppo …

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‘Whole families murdered’: Syrian rebels execute over 80 civilians outside Damascus [VIDEO]

Dec 15, 2013, VIDEO Over 80 civilians in a town northwest of the Syrian capital of Damascus have been executed by Islamist rebels, sources within the Syrian military told RT. Many others were kidnapped to be used as human shields. Government forces are continuing a large-scale operation against Jabhat …

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Peaceful protest leader in Syria disappears; Islamist rebels suspected of role

Dec 10, 2013, Washington Post One of the most prominent figures in the peaceful protest movement that swept Syria early in the country’s uprising went missing Wednesday from a rebel-controlled suburb of Damascus, prompting suspicions that she is among the scores of civilian activists and journalists who have been detained …

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Syria foreign-backed militants kidnap 12 nuns in Ma’loula

Dec 3, 2013, Press TV Foreign-backed militants operating inside Syria have kidnapped 12 nuns from a convent in the Christian town of Ma’loula. According to local authorities on Tuesday, the militants took the nuns to the nearby town of Yabrud after they stormed the convent on Monday. There is no …

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Syrian Rebels Kidnap Nuns as They Invade Christian Town of Maaloula Again

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons) The ancient Christian city of Maaloula has become the epicenter for fighting between an Al-Qaeda linked rebel group and the Syrian government.

Dec 2, 2013, Christian Post Syrian rebels have reportedly re-entered the historic Christian town of Maaloula, north of the country’s capital of Damascus, this week while battling forces loyal to the country’s President Bashar al-Assad. The rebel forces have been occupying the small, predominately Christian town intermittently for the past …

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Canada’s Harper Government Supports Covert Mercenary War on Syria, Funds Al Qaeda Affiliated Rebels

Nov 12, 2013, Ken Stone: As expected, Prime Minister Harper wholly endorsed President Obama’s call to punish the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons on August 21, 2013.1 Harper did, however, decline to join the tiny coalition of countries willing to join a US-led air strike on …

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US, Saudi Arabia, Jordan arming Syria militants: Reporter

  Nov 9, 2013, Press TV A French reporter has provided details on how the US, Saudi Arabia and Jordan have been supplying tons of weapons to the militants operating inside Syria, Press TV reports. Georges Malbrunot of Le Figaro newspaper revealed how the CIA is leading massive arms deliveries …

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Al Qaeda Rebels Supported by Uncle Sam: US, Allies to Blame for Chemical Attack in Syria

Nov 2, 2013, Global Research An analyst says the United States and its allies in the region are to blame for having helped militants in Syria to launch the deadly chemical attack on civilians in August. Michel Chossudovsky told Press TV in an interview on Friday that the US-led “military …

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