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CIA-Trained Rebels in Syria Call for (Moderate?) Terrorist Coalition Against Russia

More than 40 "insurgent" groups have called for a terrorist coalition to fight Russia and Syria


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This is charming

More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups including the powerful Islamist faction Ahrar al-Sham have called on regional states to forge an alliance against Russia and Iran in Syria, accusing Moscow of occupying the country and targeting civilians.

<figcaption>A new "coalition of the willing"?</figcaption>
A new "coalition of the willing"?

The insurgents, including rebel groups under the umbrella of the Free Syria Army [i.e., the CIA], said such regional cooperation was needed to counter "the Russian-Iranian alliance occupying Syria".

Last week Russian jets based in western Syria launched air strikes against targets Moscow has identified as bases of the hardline Islamic State group, but which President Bashar al-Assad's opponents say disproportionately hit rival, foreign-backed insurgents.

The joint rebel statement criticized what it described as the "Russian military aggression in Syria and the blatant occupation of the country" as well as the targeting of civilians with air strikes in the Homs countryside in western Syria.

"Civilians have been directly targeted in a manner that reminds us of the scorched earth policy pursued by Russia in its past wars," the statement said, without specifying.

Even the CIA has a sense of humor. 


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