Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda militants kill Syrian rebel commander - FSA spokesman
Posted on 07/12/2013 2:33:25 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
As Syrias civil war shows no signs of abating, a source within the Free Syrian Army says that Al-Qaeda-linked militants have killed one of the FSAs senior figures.
Supreme Military Council member Kamal Hamami, also known as Abu Bassel al-Ladkani, was meeting with members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the Syrian port city of Latakia when he was killed, FSA spokesman Qassem Saadeddine told Reuters.
"The Islamic State phoned me saying that they killed Abu Bassel and that they will kill all of the Supreme Military Council," Saadeddine said. "He met them to discuss battle plans."
Though Syrias opposition forces have incorporated groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda, news of the killing of a senior FSA member could signal a serious conflict emerging between radical Islamists and more moderate members of the opposition.
The Islamic State of Iraq is considered an umbrella organization for a long list of insurgency groups, including members linked to Al-Qaeda, the former Mujahideen Shura Council, and various other groups that wish to establish a caliphate - or a unified Islamic theocracy - within the majority Sunni regions of Iraq.
The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, entered northern Syria to take control over Al-Qaeda operations in the country. Al-Baghdadi is seen by the Syrian opposition front as hijacking the oppositions cause and being more interested in imposing radical Islam than overthrowing the current government, Reuters reported.
(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...
And Obummer is happy to fund these folks.
Bet they're killin' one another over who gets to spend that American loot.
That’s one way to defeat your enemy. Smart move Bathouse Barry. and all this time, we thought Odumbo was oppossed to the Syrian regime.
This is a big blow to the Agencies contacts, going to put a big hurt on McPains plans to get involved.
Syria: Al Qaeda Fighters Kill Free Syrian Army Commander
July 12, 2013 | 1033 GMT
Militants with ties to al Qaeda’s branch in Iraq and the Levant killed a senior Free Syrian Army commander, Reuters reported July 12. Rebels with the Free Syrian Army said the killing of Kamal Hamami, also known as Abu Bassir al-Ladkani, is tantamount to a declaration of war. Clashes have broken out previously between members of the Free Syrian Army and Islamist fighters in Syria, the Observatory for Human Rights said
Mooselimbs killing mooselimbs, what could be better.