Desperate Syria rebels recycle old footage of ISIS fighting in Aleppo

  The Islamic Front released the video below today claiming it was footage of fighting ISIS taken within the past couple of days (pictured above). The truth of the matter is that the footage has been recycled and rejigged from a 16 July report about their fighting around Akhtareen and its villages (original video below). Unfortunately, …Read More

The Facebook Page That Never Was

Maher Hajjar: The FB Page that never was  Maher Abdelhafiz Hajjar is not your run-of-the-mill Syrian MP: he is the first ever candidate to challenge the 14-year rule of President Bashar al-Assad in the forthcoming 3 June elections. In fact, he’s the first candidate ever to challenge 44 years of Al-Assad family rule. But 330 miles away, taking refuge in the bustling …Read More

Syrian chemical weapons rockets traced to US prototype?

SULFAE munitions bear uncanny resemblance to those used by the Syrian regime.I honestly cannot add anything more to the detailed forensic analysis of Brown Moses in his Smoking Gun post and N.R. Jenzen-Jones in his Falaq-2 CW connection. Inspired by the sheer amount of conspiracy theorists who are refusing to believe what the videos show, i set about looking in a different direction. You never know, …Read More

USA risks mission creep in Syria chemical weapons strike

Night vision shot of a cruise missile launched during the Libya 2011 campaign  Analysts seem to agree that the forthcoming strikes against the Syrian regime will not bring about its downfall or seriously cripple its abilities: They are rather meant as punitive action for its  use of chemical weapons. The campaign seems to be modelled along the 1998 Desert Fox operation, a major 4-day bombing run against …Read More

Syrian regime using domestic versions of Iran’s Fateh-110 missiles

TishreenThis is a new video which supposedly shows the launch of a Maysaloon-type missile. The Maysaloon is the Syrian version of Iranian Zelzal and North Korean No-Dong 1 missiles. In this case, however, i believe this to be a Tishreen, a domestic copy of the Iranian Fateh-110 missile. Below is a photo of Maysaloon-type missile …Read More

False rebel claims in Damascus reveal accidental Iran Air Force sighting

Boeing747The past few days saw the reemergence of claims and counterclaims about Damascus International Airport: The rebels say they downed an “Iranian” passenger jet laden with military supplies causing the jet to go down in flames and shut the airport down. The Syrian government, on the other hand, denies such event took place and claims …Read More

Skeletons of Iran-Contra Affair might reappear in Syria

Markings listing the round was made in March 1977.M47 Dragon Anti-Tank systems have apparently found their way into Syria, a pretty unconventional sighting by most standards. Blogger Brown Moses has already wrote in detail about it. “With a history of use in Iran, Iraq, Israel, and Jordan, as well as the US, it leaves the question of the source wide open, but hopefully …Read More