Talk:List of armed groups in the Syrian Civil War

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Deir-ez Zor Sharia Court[edit]

Rebels are alredy wipeout from Deir-ez Zor so why that group is still on the list? It´s not exist anymore. It´s fighters are ded or prisons of Islamic State. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 17:01, 24 August 2014

Deir ez-Zor clashes (2011–present) [1] [2] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 00:45, 25 August 2014

Supporters not within scope[edit]

Why are supporters listed in an article specifically about "armed groups", in other words belligerents?

Bad sourcing[edit]

I've removed a lot of sources on this article, primarily twitter accounts, youtube videos, and reddit threads. All of these with notable exceptions in the twitter category are unreliable sources. I've taken care to keep some of the twitter sources which I recognize, but at best, these fall under the questionable sources part of WP:RS because they have no editorial oversight and their strongest case seems to be that they have been around a long time. The way I edit here is that if info is not covered by a reliable source, it should not be included because Wikipedia's central tenet is verifiability, that is to say that the information on armed groups participating could for example be everything from hoax edits, to good-faith but misinformed edits. Eik Corell (talk) 18:32, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

: I'm not disputing your definition of bad sources, but the article is now missing several important groups - for example, Tahrir al-Sham - the main non-IS jihadist group. This is a big deal. Perhaps we should revert the article to the way it was and then work together to find replacement sources - the tiny groups only reported on questionable social media accounts will be removed, while notable groups (that have been reported on by reliable sources but happened to have social media sources listed on this wiki article) will remain with better sources. Does that sound coherent? As it is now, the article is pretty much broken, and anyone happening to read it will be massively misinformed. Bulbajer (talk) 20:49, 6 June 2017 (UTC) Nevermind, I see you're already adding them back. Bulbajer (talk) 20:52, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

It's quite easy to find reliable sources for groups in Syria, actually. Usually all it takes is a single Google search. Unfortunately, there's still that one user who keeps spamming SCW-related pages with Twitter and Reddit links. Editor abcdef (talk) 02:16, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Over-inflated table[edit]

We have plenty of countries and groups which are not present in the Syrian Civil War infobox per discussion, so should not be present here as well - for example North Korea, Egypt and Belarus do not have direct relation to this conflict, so they should be removed.GreyShark (dibra) 13:24, 4 July 2017 (UTC)