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Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda, Lead the Rebel Fighters in Syria

Updated on December 9, 2012

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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    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      5 years ago from USA

      Judging your comment, I definitely deduce that you understood nothing in the predicament the Syrian people are. To ask for the US to intervene whereas Russia and the US are talking about peace is simply nonsense. Do you really think that the US will stay calmly looking at Syria developing a pipeline? China and Russia opposed their veto and they will get peace unless the US is ready for a war against them. Where do you think the money comes from to finance the so-called "free syrian movement"? Such a naivety from a man is scary! We all know that democracy is the least of the US interest however economical gains have always been their engine of propulsion.

      As for lybia and Iraq, they reap what they sow.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 years ago

      who is that max behind the mask?

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      Mark 

      5 years ago

      Not this guy again. Everytime Max posts a comment it's more ridiculous than the last.

    • maxoxam41 profile image

      Deforest 

      5 years ago from USA

      Al-Qaeda is supported by the alliance US-Qatar-Saudi Arabia-France-Germany-Turkey. It is the freedom we want for Syria. A mini Saudi Arabia.

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      Mark 

      5 years ago

      I understand your viewpoint, but I'm just not sure what we'll get when Assad is gone. Even Iraq, which may very well have had WMD just prior to the invasion, was more stable before we spent thousands of lives and billions of dollars to promote democracy. Remember there was no terrorist problem in Iraq before we got there. Now their government is advocating using oil prices against us and getting cozy with Iran. Also, where are the WMD from Libya right now? Everyone seems to have forgotten about those.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      5 years ago

      I think it will be worse if we continue to do nothing and sooner or later, we have to act because we are aligned with Israel. All scenarios are bad here.

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      Mark 

      5 years ago

      "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."

      Are you arguing for U.S. intervention? We're broke financially and militarily from our years at war. We are also facing massive military cuts if sequestration goes into effect. We are probably better off with Assad in power anyway. Just as we were with Qaddafi and the Shah of Iran. It may turn out to have been a mistake to remove Saddam Hussein as well. Time will tell.

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