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dkf

(37,305 posts)
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:12 PM Sep 2013

Al Qaeda Clash With Free Syrian Army a New Stage of Opposition Split

While the U.S. and Russia pursue a diplomatic route in Syria, a battle between the country’s moderate and extremist rebels erupted in eastern Syria. Eli Lake talks with a commander of the pro-Western opposition about a new front in the civil war.

The same day the United States and Russia announced a plan to disarm Bashar al-Assad of his chemical weapons, a fresh round of fighting erupted along the Syria-Iraq border. This time, it was rebel versus rebel—specifically, al Qaeda–linked rebels against the more moderate elements of the opposition.

Mahmoud al-Aboud, commander of the eastern front for the Free Syrian Army, told The Daily Beast on Sunday in a Skype interview that the fighting began Saturday with a car bomb. Killed in the attack, said Aboud, was the brother of Saddam al-Gamal, a local commander of Allahu Akbar Brigades, a group aligned with the FSA in al-Bukamal. After the bombing, Gamal’s men launched a counterattack with small arms fire that killed four fighters in the opposing rebel group.

The five military councils associated with the FSA have clashed with fighters from the two main al Qaeda affiliates in Syria, al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, in recent months. (The two al Qaeda affiliates also have fought each other in the same period in an apparent power struggle.)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/17/al-qaeda-clash-with-free-syrian-army-a-new-stage-of-opposition-split.html


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Al Qaeda Clash With Free Syrian Army a New Stage of Opposition Split (Original Post) dkf Sep 2013 OP
'Team NRA' Not Playing Out So Well As You Thought It Might, Ma'am? The Magistrate Sep 2013 #1
Stalking now? dkf Sep 2013 #2
Just Passing Through The Latest Page, Ma'am, And Thought To Commiserate.... The Magistrate Sep 2013 #3
You are an odd duck indeed. dkf Sep 2013 #4
I Doubt You Can Imagine The Full Scope of My Oddity, Ma'am The Magistrate Sep 2013 #6
We'll always have Benghazi, Ilsa jberryhill Sep 2013 #5
As if the "Allahu Akbar Brigades" of the FSA are good guys. Jesus Malverde Sep 2013 #7
Go for it, guys. Comrade Grumpy Sep 2013 #8
Al Qaida wants a wider war whereas the FSA want to end Assad's rule. Uncle Joe Sep 2013 #9

The Magistrate

(95,244 posts)
1. 'Team NRA' Not Playing Out So Well As You Thought It Might, Ma'am?
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:14 PM
Sep 2013

"Well, same time tomorrow, lads --- we must get a winner one day!"

 

dkf

(37,305 posts)
4. You are an odd duck indeed.
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:36 PM
Sep 2013

Really no need for your show of false whatever. I was tying to pull back from your effort to hijack my thread but you must persist. Sad.

The Magistrate

(95,244 posts)
6. I Doubt You Can Imagine The Full Scope of My Oddity, Ma'am
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:39 PM
Sep 2013

Though as my son said, "Pop, you're one in a million --- there's gotta be a thousand Chinese just like you."

Jesus Malverde

(10,274 posts)
7. As if the "Allahu Akbar Brigades" of the FSA are good guys.
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:44 PM
Sep 2013

The majority of the FSA are anti democratic, anti secular killers. The rest are mercenaries.

Uncle Joe

(58,309 posts)
9. Al Qaida wants a wider war whereas the FSA want to end Assad's rule.
Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:53 PM
Sep 2013

I believe that's the crux of the divide.

Thanks for the thread, dkf.

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