History of FSA Cooperation with Extremists 2014-2016 | Syrian War Blog

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History of FSA Cooperation with Extremists 2014-2016

This article will show some of the many instances of the Free Syrian Army and other “moderate opposition” working alongside extremist groups. It will also make clear that cooperation between these groups is not a recent development. Extremist groups presented in this article include Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, Jund al-Aqsa and even ISIS.

Moderate rebel groups featured in this article:

Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki

Faylaq al-Sham- Islamist, but sometimes called moderate.

Free Syrian Army Groups:

13th Division

Northern Division

Central Division

Jaish al-Tahrir

Thuwar al-Sham

Jaish al-Nasr

Jaish al-Izza

Fursan al-Haq

Suqur al-Jabal

Suqur al-Ghab

101st Infantry Division

First Coastal Division

16th Division

Fastaqem Union

Levant Front

Southern Front

Zabadani Hawks Brigade

The most outrageous example of recent moderate cooperation with extremists occurred during the Battle of Zabadani in the summer of 2015. Zabadani is a small resort town in the Qalamoun mountains that has…

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