Wednesday, 21 September 2016
New terrorist group formed in Syria and awarded the USA's "moderate" status
Three major rebel factions from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have formed a new joint group called the “Free Idlib Army.”
The Free Idlib Army is comprised of fighters from the Free Syrian Army’s “Division 13”, “Suqour Al-Jabal”, and the “Northern Division.”
This new rebel group will be backed by the U.S. and they will be eligible to receive the anti-tank TOW missiles because of their “moderate” status.
The factions that formed the Free Idlib Army were allied with jihadist rebel groups like Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham’ however, this does not appear to be an issue for the U.S.
Captain Hassan Hajj ‘Ali will be the commander of the Free Idlib Army, per Syrian opposition activists
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