#Syrian Rebels Unite against #Russian Occupation

In an unprecedented show of unity, more than 40 Syrian rebel factions issued a joint statement condemning Russia’s intervention in the ongoing civil war and vowing to fight Russian “occupiers.

“Russia claims it launched its massive air campaign last week to target the jihadists ISIS terror group, as well as Al Qaeda’s Syrian franchise, Al Nusra Front.

However, while Russian jets have struck ISIS positions in their northern stronghold of Al-Bab – which the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says resulted in “a large number” of casualties – the vast majority of strikes have been directed against other rebel groups seeking to topple embattled dictator Bashar al-Assad, including several US-backed groups involved in fighting ISIS.

Source: Syrian Rebels Unite against ‘Russian Occupation’ – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva

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