The Syrian Al-Qaeda groups “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and “Jund Al-Aqsa” have seized the headquarters of the Free Syrian Army’s “Division 13” after an overnight battle for control of this military installation in Ma’arat Al-Nu’man.

With the capture of the Division 13 headquarters, Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jund Al-Aqsa are now in control of all weapons and buildings that belonged to the Free Syrian Army inside this large city in central Idlib.

The Free Syrian Army’s Division 13 has confirmed that Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jund Al-Aqsa have seized all of their weapons; however, they did not mention anything about their U.S. manufactured anti-tank TOW missiles.

According to social media activists in support of the Syrian opposition, Jabhat Al-Nusra attacked Division 13 after local demonstrations used the Free Syrian Army’s flag, rather than the Jabhat Al-Nusra banner.

Several narratives have been reported, but none of them can be verified.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 144
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 4
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    148
    Shares
ALSO READ  Syrian Army resumes southern Syria offensive after negotiations with ISIS go sour
Editor-in-Chief Specializing in Near Eastern Affairs and Economics.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Andrew Sivaram
Guest
Andrew Sivaram

The FSA is in such bad shape today that it can’t even defend its HQ. Might as well it disbands itself…

Floriangeyer
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Floriangeyer

The weapons were being sold to Al Nusra /DAESH anyway, so the’ take over’ of the HQ is in fact a green light for the Syrian Arab forces of President Assad to destroy all terrorists in the area now.

Guest
Regular
Upvoted
Commenter
Dr. James Padgett

You would think that the asinine U.S. Pentagon and State Dept. would SEE after so many times of Jabhat al Nusra overtaking their proxy Free Army terrorists – that to give weapons to the Free Syrian Army or any other terrorist group is, in essence, to deliver the arms to ISIS or Jabhat al Nusra – as they are much more powerful and will capture the weapons at will. Unfortunately, one of the qualitifications for being hired at the Pentagon and State Dept. is having an IQ of less than 50.