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Media Weeps For 'Ultra-Conservative Moderate Rebels' After Russia Bombs Terrorists Near Turkish Border

Reuters does it again

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"Jets believed to be Russian hit an outpost run by moderate rebel forces in northwestern Syria near a major border crossing with Turkey, killing at least one fighter and wounding several people," Reuters reported on Sunday, obviously referring to Saudi and Turkish-backed jihadists who are designated terrorists — even in Germany

According to Reuters, Russian airstrikes targeted "Babeska, a village in Idlib province that has become a haven for several moderate Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups, mainly Jaish al Islam".

<figcaption>Flying Hitler, according to Reuters</figcaption>
Flying Hitler, according to Reuters

So Jaish al Islam is a "moderate FSA" group hanging out in Idlib? 

 That's nice — aside from the fact that it's 100% not true on all counts:

So: They're not part of the Free Syrian Army and they want to create an "Islamic State under Sharia Law", using Saudi money. Sounds like a "moderate" slam dunk to us. 

It gets better, though. Remember how Reuters said the attack was in Idlib province? Again, our friend Wikipedia:

Ahrar al-Sham enjoys backing from Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and is one of the largest rebel factions in Syria. The group is considered a terrorist organization by Russia, Syria, Iran, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

But this is how the Associated Press described Ahrar al-Sham, after two of its members were arrested in Germany and changed with terrorism

Prosecutors said 24-year-old Kamel T.H.J. and 22-year-old Azad R. allegedly fought with the ultra-conservative Ahrar al-Sham against other rebel groups and Syrian government troops in the Aleppo area from at least August 2013 until April 2014, when the younger man was injured.

Ultra-conservative. We have now evolved into the realm of "ultra-conservative moderate rebels". Unfortunately, Russia still just calls them "terrorists" — and bombs them. 

Earlier this week, Ahrar al-Sham took a few shots at a Russian helicopter — and then awarded themselves medals for their heroic deed. 

Russia has now returned the favor. 




More bad news for Erdogan and the 10,000 Saudi princes:

Reuters is terrible.

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