Friday, July 31, 2015

Al Qaeda Linked Al Nusra Front Has Launched A Full Scale Attack On U.S. Trained Syrian Rebels

New York Times: Nusra Front Attacks U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebel Group

BAGHDAD — A Syrian insurgent group at the heart of the Pentagon’s effort to marshal local foot soldiers against the Islamic State came under intense attack on Friday, not from Islamic State militants but from a different hard-line Islamist faction, the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.

Witnesses described the fighting as an all-out assault with medium and heavy weapons against a base west of the border town of Azaz in Aleppo province. It came a day after two leaders and at least six fighters of the American-aligned insurgent unit, called Division 30, were captured by the Nusra Front.

The Nusra Front issued a statement later on Friday saying that its aim was to eliminate the American-aligned fighters before they gained a deeper foothold in Syria. The Nusra Front did much the same last year when it smashed the main groups that had been trained and equipped in a different American effort, one run covertly by the C.I.A.

WNU Editor: The interesting thing about the above video is the remark made by the U.S. trained Syrian rebel that U.S. forces are in Syria directing air strikes. As of yet .... no response from the Pentagon or White house on these claims.

More News On Reports That The Al Qaeda Linked Al Nusra Front Has Launched A Full Scale Attack On U.S. Trained Syrian Rebels

Al-Qaida Attacks HQ of Rebel Group It Calls US 'Agents' -- AP
US-trained Syrian rebels killed and leaders captured by al-Qaida affiliate -- The Guardian
US-trained Syrian rebels killed by al-Qaeda affiliate -- The Telegraph
Al Qaeda in Syria says detains U.S.-trained rebels -- Reuters
Al-Qaeda in Syria claims capture of US-backed rebels -- AFP
Syria crisis: Al-Nusra Front 'seizes US-backed rebels' -- BBC|
Monitor: US-trained Rebels in Syria Attacked -- VOA

1 comment:

phill said...

Looks like we have another kobani on our hands. Seems they have enough fighters and air support from special forces. But are they as brave and fearless as the Kurds?

All they need is courage and America not abandoning them.

I wish them luck