Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda, Lead the Rebel Fighters in Syria
Syrian rebels, in some of the key battles, have been led or have been supported by al-Nusra, a major al-Qaeda affiliated group from Iraq. While it has always been suspected that in Syria this terrorist group might be present, now it is confirmed openly by many of its members.
This group is well trained and disciplined with ample weapons to take on the Syrian military forces. They have helped the rebels assault airbases and buildings and oil fields. They are there because once Assad falls, they hope to make Syria, or part of it, part of al-Qaeda. They attract many new fighters from the rebel forces because of their professionalism and expertise. The rebels admire them to a degree because so far, they are among the few that have come to help fight Assad.
Where is NATO? America? Questions the rebels ask. As Obama watches for any chance of Assad using gas before acting, the war rolls on. Assad maybe be trying to get the US to enter to prevent chemical use, once it occurs, they will fire their rockets with Sarin gas claiming self-defense. Its a high stake poker game.
The Nusra Front is Sunni from Anbar Province in Iraq and have killed many US soldiers in the past there. The Free Syrian Army knows about the group and fears that more and more of their fighters may join the Nusra ranks because of better arms. By the US not doing more to help the Free Syrian Army, it has opened the door for other nefarious groups to join in the fight to topple Assad and afterwards, they will fight for a piece of Syria. That is the plan of Nusra. The group embraces a strict Islamic view in all ways.
Some chlorine gas has been captured by the rebels as Assad gathers his Sarin gas near five key airbases armed with Scud missiles and aircraft. Nusra has refrained from appearing to be overpowering and have not attacked other rebel groups of the Free Syrian Army, right now the goal is remove Assad. They have attacked the Kurds in the border areas, however.
After Assad falls, the Syria war will continue to rage with al-Nusra and al-Qaeda.
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