Takfiri rival groups continued their infighting in Southern Syria, and the Al-Nusra Front seized ISIL’s strategic base in Quneitra countryside.
The Al-Nusra Front captured the town of al-Qahtanieh from Jeish al-Jahad, an ISIL offshoot, after several days of fierce clashes.
Militant groups such as the ISIL and the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in Iraq and Syria have been receiving weapons and equipment smuggled “primarily by routes that run through Turkey”, read the report by the UN Analytical Support and Sanctions Implementation Monitoring Team.
And as many analysts in the world believe that Takfiri militant groups have been used as “agents of American foreign policy”, Washington and Ankara announced that they would start training 15,000 armed men in the coming days to be sent to Syria under the guise of campaign against ISIL.
“Although the US and Turkey claim that they want to train the Syrian opposition fighters to fight the ISIL, they are actually going to be sent to the country to combat government forces and the army,” senior military analysts Mohamed al-Hasoun said.
“The attacks of the militant groups in Northern Syria show that those regimes that are supporting them in the region and the world do not care for political solution to the Syrian crisis and are still after meeting their interests in Syria without caring about the Syrian nation and government’s fate,” Adel Naeesah, a member of National Change and Freedom Front’s Political Office, told FNA.
Noting that the militants’ attacks against Syria have intensified concurrent with the endorsement of an agreement between Ankara and Washington over training the militias, he said, “This shows that the plots to destroy Syria are still in place and the US and Turkish governments don’t care for the political solution demanded by the Syrians.”
Senior Iraqi and Syrian officials have repeatedly criticized Turkey over links to the militants, including Turkish involvement in buying oil from both the ISIL and al-Nusra Front, and providing a corridor for thousands of terrorists to get into Syria.