"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tide turns in southern Aleppo as Islamist rebels gain the upper hand- Al-Masdar News

Lately, Islamist rebels of the Jaish al-Fatah coalition have retaken a lot of territory in southern Aleppo, thus overturning the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ambitions of reaching an isolated government enclave in Idlib. 

Starting on April 1, Jabhat al-Nusra and allied rebel groups seized the strategic high point of Al-Eis in a move some deemed a breach of the U.N. brokered Syrian ceasefire. 

Little more than a month later, Jaish al-Fatah insurgents redeployed much of their armored vehicles for an offensive around Khan Touman, which was captured on May 5.