Free Syrian Army chief blames Al-Nusra for the rapid fall of Idlib’s southern countryside to the Syrian Army


January 5, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

IDLIB, Syria – With the Syrian Army on the march against terrorists forces in the jihadist-held northwest province of Idlib, infighting between the different factions is beginning to emerge.

The Free Syrian Army’s [FSA] Liwa al-Mu’tasim Political Chief has pointed the finger at Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front for the impressive offensive the Syrian Army are currently conducting in the southern countryside of Idlib province.

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“The quick fall of the villages and towns in Hama and Idlib [provinces] came as a result of the treachery of [Al-Nusra leader] Golani who prevented our Turkish allies from setting up checkpoints against the regime and its allies,” he said.

In this instance, the FSA chief blames the terrorist organization for preventing the Turkish military from establishing a zone of its operation in which he believes would have prevented the Syrian Army from launching its operation to liberate the jihadist-held operation.

How this changes the close relationship between the FSA and the terrorist organization remains to be seen.

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