Despite US President Donald Trump vowing “I want to get out” of Syria to “bring our troops back home”, a new report indicates the US military and a bunch of hostile allies including Israel, Britain, France, Jordan and “some Persian Gulf states” are still supporting about 54 different terrorist groups in Syria.
Russia and United Nations designate al-Nusra Front, also known as al-Qaeda in Syria, as a terrorist organization. But for some reason, the terror group’s fighters appear “to be deeply entrenched alongside these US-backed militias in key, strategic towns and villages scattered throughout” the southern part of Syria.
The American Conservative reported that the US media and think tanks are referring to all opposition fighters as ‘rebels’ or ‘moderates. However these terror brigades caused over more than 500.000 deaths and at least 10 million war refugees stowed away in tent camps in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.
The Israeli supported terror group has operated under other different names, including Tahrir al-Sham, yet has not changed its pro-al-Qaeda orientation.
The Nusra Front is “openly fighting” with the so-called “Southern Front.” The Southern Front is “a group of 54 Syrian opposition militias funded and commanded by a US-led war room based in Amman, Jordan, called the Military Operations Center (MOC)”.
The MOC provides intelligence, financing, weapons, individual salaries and training to each and every one of the 54 militias. But the USA is not alone in its support for violent militias in Syria. The MOC was established in February 2014.
The US-aligned Free Syrian Army is reportedly in cahoots with the Nusra Front, whereby the the Nusra Front will operate alongside the FSA. “They offer their services and cooperate with us, they are better armed than we are, they have suicide bombers and know how to make car bombs,” an FSA fighter told The National in 2014.
At least one reason why the US media won’t report on the cooperation between US-backed forces and the Nusra Front is that the United Nations Security Council, to which the USA is a permanent representative, passed Resolution 2254 in 2015.
At a rally among Trump supporters in late March, the American president vowed that “we’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Let the other people take care of it.”
But instead the US Army and Air Force are now operating over military 20 bases across northern Syria, bordering Turkey.
ABC Flash Point Military News 2018.