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After aerial bombardment by the Syrian government of rebel-held areas of Azaz in Aleppo governorate. Photo Credit: Voice of America News: Scott Bob report from Azaz, Syria, Wikipedia Commons.

Bob Fisk’s Fact-Free Polemics On Syria – OpEd

Robert Fisk — or to mirror the style of his latest missive, let’s just call him Bob — is convinced there aren’t 70,000 “moderate” opposition fighters in Syria, contrary to the recent assertion of Britain’s…

Fighters belonging to the Islamic State group in Anbar, Iraq. Photo from Islamic State propaganda.

Islamic State: Ambitions And Constraints – OpEd

By Fadi Elhusseini* Since its inception, news of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has splashed across global newspapers. The nascent entity emerged suddenly and quickly expanded. Its brutality has commanded widespread attention…