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حرية وكرامة

Analyst & writer, formerly filming in Syria in 2013. My primary focus is on the Middle East, with an emphasis on Syria, Iraq and Iran. I also conduct research into war criminals fleeing the conflict into Europe.

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Da’esh

Bombs Are “Civilised”, But Knives Are Barbaric?

At least 212 Syrian civilians were killed in bombings by the US coalition in the Tokhar area of Manbij on Tuesday. Manbij is the scene of fierce fighting between Da'esh and the PKK's YPG offshoot and allies in the SDF ("Syria... Continue Reading →

The Obama Administration Prepares To Strike The Syrian Opposition?

Secretary Kerry shared several of his thoughts on his administration's (ostensible) plans for peace in Syria late last month. Speaking in Aspen, Kerry claimed it was crucial to "reach an understanding" with the Russian government. This "understanding" would include the... Continue Reading →

The Chameleons of Rojava

The recent exploitation of the collapse of the rebel front line in Aleppo by the PYD's armed wing (YPG) and its allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces took some observers by surprise. Having been praised by many (including Syrian revolution supporters) for... Continue Reading →

Arabi21.com Covers My Research

Arabic website Arabi21.com picked up on my piece on Tablet Magazine about shabiha infiltrating Europe under the guise of "refugees" and published a piece on some of the suspects. Here is a translated segment from the article that appeared on... Continue Reading →

Haber7.com Bases An Article On My Work

Turkish news outlet Haber7.com published an article on January 19th 2016, entitled "Assad's Shabiha: What Are They Doing In Germany?" In the article they covered several suspects that appear in my archive - from Mezze Hospital 606 guard Muhamed Ahmed... Continue Reading →

No, Syria’s Rebels Do Not Sympathise With Da’esh

The Centre on Religion and Geopolitics recently published a report in which it claimed that 60% of anti-regime fighters in Syria sympathise with Da'esh. The report claimed that 15 militias (containing 65,000 fighters) would "fill the gap" if the Assad regime was... Continue Reading →

Al-Nusra Are (Probably) Here To Stay, But Must Drop The Al-Qaeda Label

When Jabhat al-Nusra  announced its formation on January 23rd 2012, little was thought of it. Indeed, I recall Syrians commenting on the Guardian's Live Blog (which covered the anti-regime uprising in detail) stating that they thought the organisation was a regime operation... Continue Reading →

We Need to Stop Giving Da’esh the Attention it Craves

Several days ago, a brutal execution video was put out by Da’esh. Or the “Islamic State” as we’re so urgently reminded by media outlets (as if there’s anything Islamic about their behaviour). Many of their videos have been depraved, but... Continue Reading →

Idlib’s Liberation Thoroughly Exposed the Pro-Assad Media

On March 24th, a coalition of rebel groups known as Jaish al-Fateh (جيش الفتح, Army of Conquest) announced its formation, and intention to liberate the city of Idlib in northern Syria. The army warned the residents of Idlib city to... Continue Reading →

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