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Syria: Extremist Group Ansar Al Sharia in Yarmouk, Damascus (30/12/12)

Islamic extremist group 'Ansar Al Sharia' is shown fighting the Syrian Army in Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. The use of the mainstream Al Qaeda flag on the images underlines the fact that Al Qaeda is now the dominant insurgent group in every region of Syria. The name 'Ansar Al Sharia ...

U.S. training of Syria rebel fighters expands to Turkey - source| Reuters

May 29, 2015    

WASHINGTON The U.S. military has started training Syrian opposition fighters in Turkey to combat Islamic State, an expected expansion of a program that first launched in Jordan weeks ago, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not offer details on the size of the first group of recruits undergoing training in Turkey or the specific start date.The Pentagon declined to comment. President Barack Obama's administration says the program aims only to target Islamic State forces, not troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Ass...

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