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]


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]