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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rebel Rebel

Tonight from (who else?) McClatchy, a much-needed dose of reality for the McCains and Kristofs of the world.  Yes, it's not just Assad vs. the U.S. backed "rebels"--the Islamist extremist are also attacking them.
On Wednesday, extremists captured the north Syrian town of Azaz, killing eight Free Syrian Army troops and support personnel and effectively blocking a primary supply route from the nearby Turkish border to Free Syrian Army forces in Aleppo. Turkey closed the border crossing Thursday, while Free Syrian Army forces battled to regain control.
Fierce fighting also was reported in Deir el Zour, close to the Iraqi border, where extremists reportedly captured a number of Free Syrian Army fighters.
The confrontation had been growing all summer between the Islamists, who took control of large parts of eastern Syria early this year, and the Free Syrian Army, which has been begging the U.S. for arms so it can seize territory from the Assad regime and displace the radicals.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/19/202655/us-backed-syrian-rebels-being.html#.Uju2iSTmXw4#storylink=cpy

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