Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Profile

BBC Monitoring, Syria group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and al-Qaeda legacy, 22 May 2019
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Al Hol camp, Syria

Quentin Sommerville, BBC News, The children no-one wants. Discover More…

IS 'caliphate' 'ended'

Guardian, Isis defeated, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announce
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Yazidi Women

Guardian, 'We are now free': Yazidis fleeing Isis start over in female-only commune
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UK rehomes some 100 Syria White Helmets and family members

BBC News, UK rehomes some 100 Syria White Helmets and family members

Significant report from Catrin Nye.


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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

AFP/Rudaw, Al-Qaeda's shadow still hangs over Syria's Idlib: analysts
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UK IS members captured

Telegraph, British family among latest suspected Isil members captured in Syria  Discover More…

'IS' kill 700 prisoners

Reuters, Islamic State kills 700 prisoners in east Syria - Syrian Observatory
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Syria's forgotten women

Independent, Forgotten Women: The displaced Syrian mothers still fighting for change – who say ‘I want you to feel our suffering’, 17 Dec 2018
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'The looting of Aleppo'

Diana Darke, Middle East Eye, The looting of Aleppo: ‘We’re living in medieval times’ opinion/analysis
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Austrian Islamic State figure reportedly killed in Syria coalition strike

BBC Monitoring, Austrian Islamic State figure reportedly killed in Syria coalition strike
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Raed Fares

Middle East Eye, Prominent Syrian opposition activist Raed Fares shot dead in Idlib
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“Of Fathers and Sons” film

Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept, “Of Fathers and Sons” — a Startling Film Goes Inside a Generational Apocalypse in Syria

What appears to be a depressing but essential piece of cinema (I have only viewed the trailer so far).

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'Islamic State' Genocide: Report

NPR, Islamic State Dumped At Least 6,000 Bodies In Mass Graves In Iraq, U.N. Says

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