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    A map of IS' new offensive in Hasakah governate (into the Assyrian populated villages west of Hasakah city)

    https://twitter.com/deSyracuse

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    Abdul Rahman Gök and Ersin Çaksu report from inside besieged Kobanê. Amazing interview with 67 year old fighter Xelil Osman (Nemrin) and a female YPJ fighter as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayk View Post


    Colonel Suheil Al-Hassan(Tiger) in Morek.


    *I love his cap style.



    Tailored pants too, probably starched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merkwürdigliebe View Post
    Tailored pants too, probably starched.
    is that a glock?

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    ^ Yowza. 123

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnhan278 View Post
    "tiger forces" are not new , tiger refers to the Syrian Special forces command who wear a tiger on their unit flash.
    They had a pre-war theoretical strength of 18,000 men (2 divisional units + 6 independent regimental units) What structure/strength is right now after 3 years of war? I don't know
    I guess its more or less same with some of the units seriously under-strength or defunct
    The Colonel pictured above is in charge of one of the 12 regiments AFAIK which one not sure.


    Syrian "Tiger Forces" Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


    % of Alawites?
    No one knows for sure especially after 3 years of war.
    AFAIK , I guess a lot of Alawites but not exclusively much less than other core units like 4th division or reb guard.
    In 1982 the SP units where 50% Alawaite + 90% officers according to Muslim Brotherhood report
    on their previous failed Sectarian Jihad (1976-1982).
    So historically the Special Forces were led by an almost all-Alawite officer
    corps, but half of their soldiers were sunnis, but the
    number of early defectors from special Forces units
    suggests that the ratio of sunni soldiers and officers in Sp units not even counting other sects remained higher
    than the other elite divisions at the outset of the conflict
    Thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayk View Post


    Colonel Suheil Al-Hassan(Tiger) in Morek.


    *I love his cap style.
    pretty cool , but no body Armour ?

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    A very detailed report by the NYT about the captivity of the Western hostages: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/wo...=Homepage&_r=0

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    David Cameron urged to press Emir of Qatar on terror funds

    The Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, will arrive in Britain amid a growing furore over his country’s alleged links to the financing of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and al-Qaeda

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ror-funds.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heintje View Post
    is that a glock?


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    Some sort of cluster bomb system deployed by the ISers west of Kobane, any ideas of what they are?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kordovia View Post
    Some sort of cluster bomb system deployed by the ISers west of Kobane, any ideas of what they are?

    I think it comes from artillery. You can see the rifling marks on the shell in that video.

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    How important is Israel and Jordan for the FSA in South-West Syria?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camera View Post
    David Cameron urged to press Emir of Qatar on terror funds

    The Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, will arrive in Britain amid a growing furore over his country’s alleged links to the financing of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and al-Qaeda

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ror-funds.html
    I remember a so called Axes of Evil list a number of years ago, and the West(Us) couldn't accept terrorism or there supporters?
    Discusting how the region is being destabilised over the heads of the Syrians.
    FSA or ho ever they are arent going to manage it aswell if they get the chance to,just more death becuse of those TOW's and training of a senseless few thousand.
    Just takes more years and death to be controlled again by Assad.
    Dictator or not stability is the only positive realistic outcime, democracy comes no further then the heads of western politicians..if they want that ofcourse.
    All sides are bad, and Assad and Iran maybe be best in order of stability.

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    Isis threatens to kill British jihadis wanting to come home

    British jihadi fighters desperate to return home from Syria and Iraq are being issued with death threats by the leadership of Islamic State (Isis), the Observer has learned.

    A source with extensive contacts among Syrian rebel groups said senior Isis figures were threatening Britons who were attempting to travel home. He said: “There are Britons who upon wanting to leave have been threatened with death, either directly or indirectly.”

    The news comes after it was revealed that another young Muslim from Portsmouth had been killed on the frontline in Syria, the fourth to die from a group of six men known as the “Pompey lads” who travelled together to fight for Isis.

    Meanwhile, the former Guantánamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg confirmed that he was also aware of dozens of British men keen to return to the UK but who were trapped in Syria and Iraq, in effect held by a group they wanted to leave. Begg said he knew of more than 30 who wanted to come back. They had travelled to join rebels fighting the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad but had subsequently become embroiled with Isis, some for language reasons – Isis had more English-speaking members.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...g-to-come-home

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