Al Nusrah Front, Western-backed rebels overrun key regime base south of Damascus

Screen shot from on the videos at the link.

In the past two days, Syrian rebels overran a base belonging to Brigade 82 of the Syrian Army in the southern province of Deraa. The Brigade 82 facilities, which sit close to the town of Sheikh Maskeen and a highway connecting Damascus with Jordan, were considered a key part of the Assad regime’s defenses.

The Assad government has responded to the rebel takeover by pounding the insurgents’ positions inside the base and Sheikh Maskeen with its military jets and helicopters…

…The battle for Brigade 82’s base, however, shows that the First Army and other “moderate” rebels continue to cooperate with al Qaeda and its extremists allies in southern Syria…


Moderate rebels indeed.

(More photos and videos at the link.)

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  • Just a thought

    So, for now, our terrorists are winning?

    • Frau Katze

      And we’re helping them.

      • winniec

        The Alawites kept peace for over 100 years. Why not continue?

  • Exile1981

    So people who hate us and want to conduct terror attacks against us but where givens weapons by Obama have made an alliance with a group that wants us dead and has actually conducted terror attacks against us so that they can defeat a third group who dislikes us but has no plans to attack us?

    • Canadian

      Love your analytical mind!!!

      • winniec

        Ko-rekt analysis.

  • Ho Hum
    • BillyHW

      Ezra is too good for us.

  • luna

    WTF? Al Nusra Front is part of Al Qaeda, and an opponent of America. Why are we helping them?

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Nusra_Front

    Please don’t tell me it’s because Assad I’d Shiite, and our Saudi friends are Sunni.

    • Frau Katze

      I have never been able to figure it out. But I did notice a lot of groveling over the late Saudi king.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Assad is Alawite, which sounds like a brand name for borax.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Meanwhile, the Kurds kicked ISIS out of Kobani after a four-month battle. There is hope after all.

  • winniec

    Moderate Nazis and Moderate Maoists have just taken over. The un-moderate ones are following them.