We all know by now that the White House, Hollywood scripted term “moderate rebels” was complete fiction.
All these groups on the ground, that the US funds and arms, are jihadist terrorists imported into Syria in order to overthrow the Assad government. The largest and most battle ready of these groups is Al Nusra (Al Qaeda rebranded).
The second largest US-backed jihadist group operating illegally in Syria is Ahrar al-Sham.
As the jihadist groups face complete annihilation at the hands of Syria, Russia and Iran, the two terror organisation have decided to form an alliance.
On Monday, leaders from the second largest US-backed rebel group in Syria — Ahrar al-Sham — reached a new agreement with Syria’s long-time al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front calling for cooperation with terrorist fighters from the Daesh (ISIS) offshoot Jund al-Aqsa that pledged allegiance to and was absorbed by al-Nusra Front on Sunday.
The cooperation deal places Washington in a troubling predicament with the Obama White House continuing to provide aid and support to Ahrar al-Sham which fights now with both al-Qaeda and an offshoot of Daesh (ISIS) under the umbrella organization The Army of Conquest undermining the United States claim to moral superiority in dealing with the Syrian theater with the US now aligned directly behind the terrorists that they claim to be fighting against.
The development may ultimately force Washington’s hand to reconsider their current strategy that has focused on both tackling the spread of the Daesh (ISIS) terror group in Syria while still looking to oust the Assad regime on account of the fierce bombing campaigns conducted by both Syrian and Russian forces to weed out that multiplying terror threat.
Let us remember that Ahrar al-Sham openly refused to accept the Lavrov-Kerry ceasefire and stated to US Officials that they would not disband from the Al-Nusra.
Ahrar and JFS reach agreement over JFS’s absorption of Jund al-Aqsa pic.twitter.com/mIQT0BKZXw
— John Arterbury (@JohnArterbury) October 10, 2016
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