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SAA Celebrate Recapture of Al-Nuba Mountains (VIDEO)

Fort Russ – 23rd December, 2015 Background: Al Masdar News The Syrian Arab Army’s 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard has struck again in the Latakia Governorate’s northeastern countryside after they imposed full control over a strategic mountaintop that was previously controlled by the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and the Free […]


ISIS Lost 14% Of Territory In 2015

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 23rd December, 2015 Anna News The Islamists have lost about 14 percent of their territory in 2015, while the Kurds of Syria have nearly tripled their area of control. Green on the map shows the areas captured by ISIS in 2015, red shows areas ISIS lost in 2015.

Scholarships (instead of bombing runs): Germany aims to become cultural reference point number one for Syria

Screen shot from DAAD scholarship web page Germanforeignpolicy, December 18, 2015 Translated from German by Tom Winter, December 21, 2015 BERLIN / DAMASCUS (special report) – With large-scale scholarship programs, the Federal Government is seeking to bind the future elite of a postwar Syria to Germany.  Already last year, the Foreign Ministry, under the title […]

FSA TOW in southern Aleppo (VIDEO)

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Libya may ask Russia to carry out strikes against ISIS

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 21st December, 2015 Lenta Libya may ask Russia to carry out air strikes on militant positions of the “Islamic State” (IS), but only after the formation of a national unity government. This was stated on Monday 21st December, according to the Minister of foreign Affairs of the government […]