A German former rapper who joined jihadists fighting in Syria has been killed in a suicide bombing carried out by rival fighters, jihadist sources said Tuesday. Denis Mamadou Cuspert, who rapped under the name Deso Dogg but took on the name Abu Talha al-Almani in Syria, was reported to have been killed in a suicide attack Sunday in an eastern province. He was a member of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and was reportedly killed in a double suicide bombing carried out by al-Nusra Front, a rival jihadist group that is al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate. Messages posted on jihadist Internet forums announced his death. “The Islamic nation is bleeding with the news of the martyrdom of the jihadist fighter, brother Abu Talha al-Almani. May he be accepted by God,” one message read. “His death is the result of a suicide bombing carried out by the traitorous soldiers of (Nusra chief Abu Mohammed al-) Jolani against a house in which a number of ISIS brothers were staying,” it added Since early January, ISIS has been in open combat with al-Nusra and other Islamist rebel groups. Both ISIS and al-Nusra have reportedly targeted each other with suicide attacks. The role of Al-Almani — Arabic for “The German” — in Syria attracted widespread attention and he appeared in multiple videos and photos promoting the jihadist fight in Syria. In September 2013, he was reported to have been wounded in a regime air strike on a home where he was staying. Thousands ... Read More »
A German former rapper who joined jihadists fighting in Syria has been killed in a suicide bombing c...
European sources have recently confirmed the claims saying that Al Ibrahimi wants to resign from his...
Ayman al-Zawahiri the successor of Osama bin Laden urges and orders all fighting groups in Syria to ...
New released videos show the group hazm, a group less than a year created and that is related to the...
European sources have recently confirmed the claims saying that Al Ibrahimi wants to resign from his job as a representative to the UN in Syria. He says he is desperate and he cant find a solution, its out of my hands or any ones . However the sources confirmed also his request being told to UN Chief Ban Ki-moon, noting that this may be one of the few times unlike previous times, any state or side try to dissuade him from his decision. Now the challenge lies on finding for Brahimi a successor , who can be accepted by the Arab League, the Security Council and the UN, the sources said. They suggested it could me a person from Arab Maghreb countries ,on the other hand former Tunisian foreign minister, Kamal Marjan, was nominated for this post , however Tunis refused, according to the sources. Also did morocco refused to chose any of its diplomats to be nominated as a successor for Brahimi. Therefore the Algerian troubleshooter’s successor should be Mauritanian or Libyan, and in the meantime there is no figure to hold this position. Al Ibrahimi knows well that finding a successor of his is hard and can make the situation worse so that is why he didn’t issue a statement saying when he will resign. The sources also pointed out that discussions over whether to hold Geneva III or not are likely to take place after the Syrian presidential elections, something that pushes the date of the international ... Read More »
Ayman al-Zawahiri the successor of Osama bin Laden urges and orders all fighting groups in Syria to unite as one, and that they should fight as one after they have been fighting between themselves for months now and their clashes have lead to a great death toll in both sides hundreds maybe thousands of dead militants. This interview was dated to be between February and April but released after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) accused Al-Qaeda of having “deviated from the correct path of true jihad.” “They have divided the ranks of the mujahideen (holy warriors) in every place,” ISIL spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani said in a statement posted on extremist forums. Zawahiri rejected al-Adnani’s allegations as he said: “If I command you to fight your mujahideen brothers, do not obey me. If I command you to blow yourself up among your mujahideen brothers, do not obey me.” “Our method is to focus on the Hubal (pre-Islamic pagan god) of the era, America, and its Crusader allies and the Zionists and their traitor agents, and to incite the Ummah (Muslim community) and rally it for jihad against them and leaving the side skirmishes,” Zawahiri said in the interview. “Our method is to preserve blood and avoid operations that could potentially shed the blood of others unjustly in marketplaces, residential areas, and even among the jihadi groups.” Ayman accuses Al Assad government of having penetrated’ extremists groups in order to ‘sow sedition’. Read More »
New released videos show the group hazm, a group less than a year created and that is related to the FSA to insure the success of the revolution as they say is shown in some online posted videos using TOW rockets. One of the member identified as Samer Muhammad claims that the weapons were provided by the Americans. “More have been promised, should it be proven that the missiles are being used in an effective way,” the source said. This was said after an anonymous “unnamed” website related to the rebels said that they have received now almost about 20 tow rockets but this time without mentioning their source. However, they added that they were trained to use these weapons with international assistance in safe areas under their control as of Syria’s Idlib, Aleppo and Latakia provinces. On April 7, Israel’s Debkafile website reported that two Syrian militant groups have been supplied with advanced US weapons, including armor-piercing, optically-guided BGM-71 TOW missiles, thanks to the Pentagon. According to this website the US Joint Chiefs of Staff recently told Israeli officials that the Suadi Arabia jets could provide cover for American forces to reach southern Syria. On the other hand, it is said that this new weaponry aid have been accomplished after the agreement of both the American side presented by Obama and the Suadian presented by King abullah to assist the rebels with new weapons to return the balance in the war after the great achievements of the SAA and Hizbollah and other ... Read More »
18 Percent of Mercenaries in Syria Are UK Citizens: Report UK citizens make up the largest proportion of foreign mercenaries in Syria, according to a new report published by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization. The ICSR stated that 17.9% of gunmen in Syria were from the UK, based on their database of fighters identified from their social media accounts. The UK-based ICSR is a non-governmental think-tank whose mission is to analyze and promote the understanding of political violence and radicalization. The report indicated that Syrian militants from the West are using social media to interact with supporters and document their involvement in the conflict. “Social media represents an essential source of information and inspiration to them. In their minds, social media is no longer virtual: it has become an essential facet of what happens on the ground,” the report entitled ‘Greenbirds: Measuring importance and influence in Syrian Foreign Fighter Networks’ read. The investigation said that they created a database of the social media profiles of 190 Western and European foreign gunmen. More than two thirds of these militants are affiliated with al-Nusra Front or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to the report. “A large number of foreign fighters receive their information about the conflict not from the official channels provided by their fighting groups, but through ‘disseminators’ — unaffiliated but broadly sympathetic individuals, who appear to sometimes offer moral and intellectual support to jihadist opposition groups,” the report underlined. It also goes on ... Read More »
Militant groups in Syria opened fire onto Al-Manar crew in the town of Maaloula in Qalamoun, leaving three martyrs: reporter Hamza Hajj Hasan, technician Halim Allaw and photographer Mohammad Mantash. The crew was broadcasting the Syria army’s operations in Maaloula when the terrorists targeted their Press vehicles. Al-Manar TV announced the martyrdom of the colleagues and offered condolences to their parents On the other hand, Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badr al-Din Hassoun said that Al-Manar TV is the beacon of truth since the day it started until today. He said during a memorial ceremony that he was invited to by the Syrian Ministry of Media that al Manar crew went to convey the image of Maloula that speaks the language of Christ, because they are the owners of a message. Read More »