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Forum Post: Any truth in this story about Syria?

Posted 5 years ago on June 15, 2013, 2:32 a.m. EST by Builder (4202)
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Members of the Free Syrian Army reportedly attacked the Christian-dominated al-Duvair village in Reef on the outskirts of Homs on Monday, where they massacred its citizens, including women and children, before the Syrian Army loyal to Bashar al Assad intervened on behalf of the Christians.

This reported attack comes shortly after intense fighting in the city of al-Qusseir over the weekend, in which Bashar Al-Assad’s forces inflicted heavy casualties on the rebels.

Assad’s forces launched an offensive in April in an effort to cut off supply lines to the rebels by taking the city and its surrounding areas from the rebel groups that had been entrenched there since last year. Two weeks ago, the Syrian forces reached the center of the city

While the sources describing Monday’s massacre are supportive of Assad, it’s possible that it occurred since the rebel groups fighting the Assad regime are composed mainly of members of al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda affiliated groups and have committed war crimes and atrocities in the past.

Jabhat al-Nusra, the branch of al-Qaeda that fought and killed American and allied troops in Iraq, have positioned themselves in Syria and control the rebel movement.

The U.S. and other Western governments that are backing the FSA have acknowledged the presence of jihadists but insist that they’re only a small part of the rebel movement. However, al-Qaeda and other Islamic extremist groups have been at the front of the rebel movement since day one of the Syrian war that began two years ago. According to German intelligence, 95 percent of the rebels aren’t even Syrian.




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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

Your guess is as good as mine - we are not there - and the media - well - how much do you trust them?

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 5 years ago

About as far as I could drop-punt them.

Just putting this out there, to see if anyone might have some more info.

There's an admission that at least some of the "rebels" are the former number one enemy of the state.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 5 years ago

It is truly fucked up over there - Asadist looses any confidence from me for bombing his own cities/people.