Jabhat Al-Nusra

Examining the Causes of the Islamic State’s Resurgence in Iraq


Tahrir Souri – Hasan Shafqat You can also download the report here.   Note: ISF = Iraqi Security Forces ISI = Islamic State of Iraq ISIS = Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham JAN = Jabhat al-Nusra JRTN = Jaish Rijal al-Tariq Naqshbandi (Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Way) JSOC = Joint Special

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The Islamic State or Iraq and the Levant besieges Deir Ezzor and demands the Islamic Front and Jabhat Al-Nusra leave

صورة تظهر نفاذ الخضار من المحال التجارية بسبب الحصار. تنسيقية دير الزور.

     After the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s capture of the Halbiyya roundabout, the only armed opposition held pass to the North of the city, ISIS announced that the city will be besieged (Announced 4 June 2014). The ISIS announcement said the city will be besieged until the Islamic Front and Jabhat

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Nusra’s Sharia Cleric, Al-‘Oraidi: Who is he? And what is his response to the (IF/Sham Legion/etc) Revolutionary Code of Honor?


Who is Sami Al-‘Oraidi?      Sami Al-‘Oraidi, also known as Abu Mohammad Al-Shami, is a Jordanian cleric. Al-‘Oraidi is considered second in command in Jabhat Al-Nusra’s Sharia authority after Abu Maria Al-Qahtani. He was born in 1973 in Amman, Jordan. He studied Sharia in Jordan University, and was among the best students of his

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Special Report: What happened in Saqba on Monday, Jabhat Al-Nusra’s involvement


     Tahrir Souri received many emails asking about the events in Saqba on Monday, the 5th of May. Initial reports were conflicting, one of the first reports was: “I was just in Saqba and saw some scary sights as Jabhat Al-Nusra scattered in the Saqba town square. They numbered in the hundreds, all clad in

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[Update] Dara’a, What Happened, Why Now: The formation of the Southern Syrian Revolutionary Front

العقيد المنشق أحمد النعمة

     At the start of this month, and with the recent and ongoing battles and rebel victories in the Dara’a countryside, a statement was released on the 1st of May by defected Colonel Ahmad Al-Na’meh announcing the formation of the “Southern Syrian Revolutionary Front”. The organization is made up of over 20 opposition groups,

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Electricity returns to Aleppo after 11 days amid talk Of a truce 


Aleppo      The General Services Administration of Jabhat Al-Nusra announced today the return of electricity to Aleppo, including areas under regime control. Al-Nusra’s addition to do so was taken because of “the suffering of our families in the areas of regime control, and their subsequent inability to secure clean drinking water. Furthermore regime did

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