You hate Daesh’s jihad? Know what you’re saying

Many politicians love to call the Islamic State Daesh. They don’t like the group, so Daesh sounds like a good dirty word that fits. Syrian activist Khaled al-Haj Saleh was the one who first used the term to degrade the former al-Qaeda affiliate. It sounded similar to ‘daes’, one who crushes something underfoot, or ‘dahes’,Continue reading “You hate Daesh’s jihad? Know what you’re saying”

Army Diary: This Is How We Live

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) estimated Syria’s death toll at 340,124 casualties as of October 16, 2015. A minimum of 87,312 and up to 132,000 account for losses within the Syrian military, yet very little has been heard about them. Below is a translation of a Facebook post by Tarek Kholy, who givesContinue reading “Army Diary: This Is How We Live”