Evidence Makes Islamic Army’s Leader Main Suspect in Abduction of Razan Zeitoune

Washington D.C - Zahran Alloush has been a prime suspect in the abduction of Razan Zeitoune and her colleagues, Samira al-Khalil, Wael Hamadeh, and Nazem Hammadi. On December 9, 2013, in the Damascus suburb of Duma, an unknown group attacked Razan’s office and kidnapped her and her team. Alloush, who has been accused by many opposition figures of being behind the kidnapping, has denied the charges completel ...

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Turkey, Saudi & Qatar Unite Opposition Fronts Against Syrian Regime

Washington D.C.- Lately, the front between the Syrian regime forces and the Islamic Army has been constantly escalating in the hot spot in the southern suburbs of Damascus. There are strong indications that Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar are using the Islamic Army and its leader, Zahran Alloush, to put pressure on the regime in hopes of future negotiations. Although the southern ring around the capital has ...

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Morocco Advocates Political Solution to Syrian Crisis- FM

Kuwait   -  Morocco advocates an adequate political solution to the Syrian Crisis and spares no effort in bringing humanitarian assistance to Syrian citizens affected by the conflict, Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar said on Tuesday in Kuwait city. Speaking at the third international donors conference for Syria, Mezoaur stressed the need for more humanitarian assistance and called the international comm ...

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ISIS Fighters Shoot down Coalition warplane in Syria

Rabat - Islamic State fighters have shot down a US-led coalition warplane over northern Syria, according to media sources. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was quoted as saying that IS militants have shot down the warplane and also took a non-Syrian Arab pilot prisoner after shooting his plane with an anti-craft missile near Raqqa city. The terrorist organization the Islamic State also released photo ...

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Yazidi Women Commit Suicide to Avoid Being Raped by ISIS: Report

Rabat - Iraqi women and girls from the Yazidi religious minority who were forced into sexual slavery by the terrorist group the Islamic State have reportedly committed suicide or tried so out of fear they would be raped. According to rights group Amnesty International on Tuesday, the Yazidi women and girls faced torture, rape, forced marriage and were "sold" or given as "gifts" to so called Islamic State fi ...

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Moroccan F-16 Carry Out Airstrikes Against ISIS

Rabat - Moroccan F-16s have reportedly carried out their first air raids against the strongholds of the terrorist organization the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL. According to daily newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum in its December 10th issue, four F-16 Moroccan fighters have begun bombing locations belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The Moroccan air raids focused on ...

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Kurds battle for Syria town, suicide bomber hits Islamic State

France- Kurdish militia fought off a fresh assault by the Islamic State group on a key Syrian town early Monday, after one desperate woman defender carried out a suicide attack against the jihadists. IS militants attempted to storm the town of Kobane on the Turkish border from both east and west of a strategic hill to the south, but Kurdish fighters repulsed the attack, the Syrian Observatory for Human Righ ...

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Risks for US Advisers and the Need for Boots on the Ground

Marrakech - President Obama insists that he will not have “boots on the ground”in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but the line between a combat and an advisory role is perilously close, and memories of Vietnam still reverberate. Some 1,600 U.S. troops are being sent to Iraq, and they could become both targets and victims of kidnapping. They could also find themselves victims of ...

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Saudi Arabia calls for the isolation of Assad

Rabat - Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal called on the international community to take 'practical steps to weaken the Syrian regime' while reaffirming the need for the political isolation of Bashar al Assad, Arab News reported. Speaking at the meeting of the UN General Assembly on Thursday, Prince Saud said that Saudi Arabia would take action against the terrorist groups ISIS and Al Qae ...

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Terrorist recruitment ring dismantled in Nador and Melilia: Ministry

Rabat - The Moroccan police and the General directorate of national territory surveillance, in close collaboration with the Spanish security services, disbanded a network, active in Nador and Melilia (northeastern Morocco), suspected of recruiting fighters for the Iraqi-Syrian jihadist group "Islamic State." A release of the Moroccan interior ministry said the operation is part of anticipation efforts to fa ...

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The origins of ISIS and Al Qaeda

Marrakech- To Western observers, ISIS seemed to emerge almost out of nowhere. All Arab states united to denounce Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi when he proclaimed himself caliph of the Islamic State. Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates have all participated with the US in its air attacks on ISIS bases in Syria. In fact, the emergence of ISIS has united the Arab Sunni leaders. ISIS clearly bases ...

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