The Free Syrian Army’s Southern Front, Al Nusrah Front and Ahrar al Sham all claimed to have captured the so-called UN Hill from the Assad regime earlier today. The Southern Front previously rejected collaboration with Al Nusrah Front.
The al Qaeda-allied Islamic Front is using US TOW antitank missiles in clashes in Aleppo against the forces of President Bashar al Assad and allies.
The Southern Front, a new coalition of “moderate” fighting groups in the Syrian south, is seeking to present itself as untainted by links to extremist groups in Syria, including the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusrah Front. But evidence, including a recent claim by Al Nusrah itself, points to the contrary.