A version of this article appears in the current edition of the Jerusalem Report magazine. 25/9 Black smoke was rising from the Qayara oilfelds as the refugees huddled in the shade. They had arrived that morning – from ISIS controlled … Continue reading →
Jerusalem Post, 2/9 The Turkish incursion into the north Syrian town of Jarabulus and its environs, which began on August 24, is the latest dramatic re-shuffling of the deck in a long and agonizing conflict. But what is its deeper … Continue reading →
As of 16/8, my Facebook account has been reinstated. The power of positive thinking evidently works wonders. Much thanks to all.
Recently my Facebook profile, on which I was connected to around 5000 people, was closed down by Facebook. This has had some impact on my ability to do my job as a researcher and journalist, tho I have since … Continue reading →
19/7 On the night of August 9, 2006, our unit was ordered to cross the border and commence an operation into Marj Ayoun and El Khiam. It was the conclusion of a period of several days in which we had … Continue reading →
Key points Syria today is divided into areas of control. The Russian intervention means that the Assad regime can no longer be defeated militarily, except by a direct western military intervention against Assad which clearly will not happen. … Continue reading →