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Syrians living under Isis accepted the jurisdiction of Islamist courts – does that make them collaborators?

Exclusive: Documents recovered from a ‘Sharia’ court in the town of Deir Hafar show even minor disputes were brought before religious judges Robert Fisk Middle East Correspondent Almost exactly four years ago, a Syrian called Abu al-Zein, from the village of Katbiya in Aleppo province, appeared before the ‘General Court of the Revolutionary […]

The truth about US involvement in Syria is far more complicated than Donald Trump wants you to think

In April, I entered Deir Hafer. Isis had just fled for their lives, leaving their infamous black flags, crucifixion posts, arms factories and black-painted Islamic courtrooms still intact. And yet Washington still maintains that the Syrians don’t fight Isis Robert Fisk Beirut @indyvoices A member of the Syrian pro-government forces carries an Isis […]