This article will show some of the many instances of the Free Syrian Army and other “moderate opposition” working alongside extremist groups. It will also make clear that cooperation between these groups is not a recent development. Extremist groups presented in this article include Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, Jund al-Aqsa and even ISIS.
Russia blocked in the UN Security Council France proposed a resolution to impose a cease-fire in Aleppo, Syria.
The document received 11 votes in favor, two votes against and two members abstained. Thus, Russia, which is one of the five permanent members of the UN security Council’s vetoed it.
A Westerner who operates a politically neutral humanitarian NGO in Damascus offered me a withering assessment of The Syria Campaign’s attacks on the UN. Speaking on condition of anonymity because NGO workers like them are generally forbidden from speaking to the media, and often face repercussions if they do, the source accused The Syria Campaign of “dividing and polarizing the humanitarian community” along political lines while forcing humanitarian entities to “make decisions based on potential media repercussions instead of focusing on actual needs on the ground.”
The Turkey-backed Syrian rebel group Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement joined the Jihadist Army of Conquest (JaF).
Spokesman of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS), Mustafa Muhammed, confirmed that the al-Zanki Movement is now a part of the jihadist alliance.
The al-Qaeda-affliaied Nusra Front has recently changed its name into Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, claiming to have broken ties with al-Qaeda. The JFS is now fighting alongside other Islamist groups in Syria under the umbrella of the Army of Conquest.
Social media users are skewering the photographer behind the viral “boy in the ambulance” photo for alleged links to child-killing rebels.