The Islamic State Flexes its Muscles in Syria
… If we stop fighting now, this would mean death for all of us …
Source: Suhaib Anjarini. “Airports the Main Target for Jaysh al-Islam and ISIS,” 8 August 2014. Al-Akhbar (Lebanon). http://www.al-akhbar.com/node/213121
For its part, the Islamic State has determined the target of its next attack, without saying so officially. According to leaks obtained by al-Akhbar, military airports in al-Tabqa (rural Raqqa), Deir Ezzour and Kuweiris (rural Aleppo) will be the target of coordinated violent fighting in the next few days.
Source: Muzmajer al-Sham. “The Theater of the 17th Division Liberation,” 1 August 2014. El Dorar. http://eldorar.com/node/55596
Anyone with passing knowledge of the 17th Division and its nature will not have the slightest doubt that that what took place was cheap theatrics and nothing more…
Source: “Syrian Alawites Horrified by Rising Death Toll,” 5 August 2014. Al-Monitor. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/alawites-pain-death-of-youth-regime-support.html
A woman from the same village emphasized, “We must continue to fight.” Although she lost one of her children in the Kassab battles this past spring, she stressed, “The rest of my sons are still in the battle. We will fight until the end. If we stop fighting now, this would mean death for all of us. This is why I am angry at the Alawite youth who evade military service,” she added.