Free Syrian Army

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The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is the armed part of syrian opposition that fights in the Syrian Civil War. It fights the Syrian Army of the government and the Kurds.. [1] Its colonel is Riad al-Asaad. The FSA was founded on July 29th, 2011 by seven officers.[2] The bulk of the FSA is made up of Sunnis, especially Islamists.Many have even left the FSA and joined Al-Qaeda affiliate Jahbat al-Nusra.[3]

Controversy

It was often criticized for its Islamist fighters, who persecuteChristians in Syria. But it attacked also the Shiite village Hatla and killed 60 fighters and civilians.[4] The Nigerian Anti-Christian terrorist group Boko Haram joined the FSA also.[5] The United Nations reported that child soldiers are fighting with the Free Syrian Army.[6] The Free Syrian Army is dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, works with Al-Qaeda and is trained by Hamas.[7]

References

  1. http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/boko-haram-joins-free-syrian-army-in-descending-into-cannibalism/
  2. http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/free-syrian-army-established-to-fight-the-syrian-army/
  3. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/08/free-syrian-army-rebels-defect-islamist-group
  4. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/syrian-extremist-rebels-raid-shiite-village
  5. http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/boko-haram-joins-free-syrian-army-in-descending-into-cannibalism/
  6. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/26/us-syria-un-idUSBRE82P0W220120326
  7. http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/hamas-terrorists-now-training-free-syrian-army-terrorists/