A group of US-backed fighters has officially defected to a jihadi group which is internationally designated as a terror group.

A battalion of militants fighting under Suqour al-Jabal (The Mountain falcons) Brigade, an FSA-affiliated group which is bankrolled by Qatar and trained by the United States, has issued an official statement yesterday, declaring defection from the mother Brigade.

The decision, according to the statement, came after Suqour al-Jabal Brigade merged with Division 13, another US-backed rebel group, in the northwestern province of Idlib.

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The battalion said it will join Jabhet Fateh al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front), al-Qaeda offshoot in Syria, to continue fight the Syrian government troops.

Both Suqour al-Jabal Brigade and Division 13 have received U.S.-made BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles.

Suqour al-Jabal  statement

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Greg
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Great, I guess #US will be calling #AQ moderate now!

Nicolas Lin
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> US know that and yet let it be. Why you are helping people who hate you that much ?????

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Because they’ve been cheated by the efficient taqiyya the crappy wahhabists did to them… And that some of their politicians are on the wahhabists/salafists payroll!
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Sajad Ahmad Rather
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These US backed white helmet terrorists are crossing line along with US provided sophisticated weapons in pursuance of USA devised plan.

barry wyman
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big surprise can’t wait for the next state dept briefing RT will have a field day!

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It’s clear that the RT journalist who attends the DoS press conferences will give a hard time to Kirby with it!

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Now just hope, although that they’ll NEVER state it publicly, that it will help DoS to come back to reality that all these self-called “rebels” simply did actor job to convince the US to back them when in fact, it was just to have training, funding and weapons to wage their crappy jihad! They probably hate the US even more that they hate the fact that Syria is a secular country! In some way, it’s very likely that US were victim of the KSA/Qatari taqiyya, bringing them biased intel for years, thus serving their infamous wahhabist gruesome double-agenda. The problem… Read more »
Taz
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don’t talk rubbish

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