Skip to comments.Syrian Jihadist Rebels Seize Jordan-Israeli Buffer Zone
Posted on 03/24/2013 8:29:50 AM PDT by haffast
Syrian rebel forces have seized a 25-kilometer (15 mile) buffer zone stretching from the Jordanian border to the Golan Heights.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog agency, Fighters loyal to Al Nusra Front, Al Yarmuk Brigade, Al Mutaz Billah Brigade and others took control of Al Rai military checkpoint east of Sahem al-Golan, in the Dara'a province.
The rebel forces referred to in the statement are part of the radical jihadist group known as the Islamic Front for the Liberation of Syria, which despises what it considers the rival Western-backed Syrian National Council, the larger opposition force.
The rebels on Saturday also seized a key air base in Dara'a after two weeks of fierce battles with troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, according to the Observatory.
On Sunday, Israel warned Syria the IDF would retaliate by destroying the source of any gunfire directed across its northern border, regardless of who fired. The warning came after two separate attacks within a 12 hour period aimed at IDF military vehicles, both of which hit and damaged the jeeps but did not injure any Israeli soldiers.
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Hmmm. Maybe Israel and the US waging a proxy war against Assad wasn't such a great idea.
Fighters loyal to Al Nusra Front, Al Yarmuk Brigade, Al Mutaz Billah Brigade and others took control of Al Rai military checkpoint
GLOBAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD DAILY REPORT
“New Syrian Interim Prime Minister Also ISNA Member”
SNIPPET: “Local media is reporting that Ghassan Hitto, elected by the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) as head of an interim government in Syria, was a member of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in addition to his other ties to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas support organizations. According to a NUVO News report:
Ghassan Hitto, who was elected to the post on March 19, holds degrees from two Central Indiana institutions: B.S. degrees in computer science and mathematics from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and an M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. He was also a member of the Islamic Society of North America in Plainfield until his family moved away from the area about 20 years ago, according to an ISNA member who answered the phone. Hitto, who was born in Syria, is a naturalized American citizen.
A Hudson Institute report identifies ISNA as a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.
A post from last week reported on the election of Mr. Hitto and his leader position in several U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas support organizations:”
19/03/2013 / SYRIA
“Tunisian architect turned jihadist talks of holy war in Syria
PHOTO CAPTION: “The foreign fighter pictured above traveled to Syria to wage jihad and died. Photo taken from this video.”
SNIPPET: “Abou Ayman is a young Tunisian architect who left everything behind to wage holy war thousands of kilometers from his home. He is one of several thousand foreign jihadists currently fighting against the Syrian regime.
Syrias best-known rebels, those who belong to the Free Syrian Army, say they are fighting with one sole objective: to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. In contrast, jihadist rebel groups most notoriously, Jabhat al-Nusra are fighting in the name of Islam, and their ranks are swelling.
As an example of their growing influence, one need look no further than the videos paying tribute to the muhajirins (foreign jihadists) that died in Syria. These videos, in which Islamic fighters openly discuss their goals, have been making the rounds on social networks.”
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