martes, 2 de mayo de 2017

Rebranded Al-Qaeda Cell In Syria Receiving US Weapons

Rebranded Al-Qaeda Cell In Syria Receiving US Weapons


Published in partnership with ShadowProof.

Though many scoffed when the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jabhat Al-Nusra, rebranded itself Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, that cosmetic change was apparently enough to convince the US government to start sending them arms.

In the recent push by rebels in the city of Aleppo, Al-Nusra /Al-Sham took a leading role and was reportedly among the rebels groups who received US weapons. Those weapons will first be used to kill Syrian government troops and after that, well, who knows?

 Syrian children watch as U.S. forces patrol a rural road in the village of Darbasiyah, in northern Syria. U.S. armored vehicles are deploying in areas in northern Syria along the tense border with Turkey, a few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish rebels, April 28, 2017. (AP/APTV)