Syria War: Despite ISIS and Al-Qaeda Fallout Affiliate Nusra Terrorists Fighting Together against Assad Forces
By Johnlee Varghese | March 5, 2014 8:14 PM EST
Despite the reported fallout between radical rebels, who belong to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda affiliated forces, the groups may now be fighting together against the advancing Syrian government forces.
Syrian refugees, fleeing the violence in Syria, wait to enter Turkey on the Syrian-Turkish border in Shamm Alqrain village, northern countryside of Aleppo.
Besides, in the areas around the Yarmouk camp, the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra may be coordinating together at the strategic region along the Lebanese border, known as the Qalamoun.
Al-Qaeda affiliated rebels in Syria have taken control of the Yarmouk camp, which has one of the largest number of Syrian refugees fleeing the war. Nusra, is reportedly in control of the area but there may be a handful of ISIS militants as well, helping the rebels to maintain control of the area.
A senior journalist specializing on the Middle East tweeted that ISIS and Nusra may be collaborating in Yarmouk. "In many parts of Syria, despite the talk of Nusra-ISIS fight, the intra-al-Qaeda battle, the two seem to be in collaboration. Contacts say that the rebel fighters in Yarmouk (Syria) are mainly Nusra, with only a handful of ISIS. Although this is impossible to verify," Vijay Prashad(@vijayprashad) stated.
Mark Seibel, another Middle East correspondent, in a report notes that ISIS and Nusra have been forced to coordinate together to resist the Syrian government, trying to retake Qalamoun, including the key rebel-held city of Yabroud.
The Syrian pro-Assad forces have been unable to make any real progress in the area till now. Seibel, speaking to a Syrian activist who uses the nom de guerre- Abu Omar al Homsi, notes that forces have been unable to take Yabroud mainly as there is no unrest between rebel groups. There is a command center operated by the Nusra Front, while others are equally represented, including ISIS.
To report problems or to leave feedback about this article, e-mail:
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- Kate Middleton Pregnancy Update: Duchess Spotted All Smiles, Sickness Seems Over
- 2014 Meteor Shower: Slooh To Have Live Broadcast Of Orionids Meteor Shower October 21 Peak, NASA Assures Ideal Observing Conditions
- Kate Middleton To Give Birth To A 'Cheerful' Baby, Duchess Not Carrying Twins---Report
- 63-Year-Old Admits He Has Made Love To More Than 700 Cars But Now Remains Faithful To Just One Beetle
- Top Fake News Websites - Be Aware Or Beware
- iOS 8 Jailbreak Release Date Likely this October 2014 with Pangu not Evad3rs Firming Up as Creator
- Chilling: New ISIS Video Addresses Australia; Aussie Teen Delivers Message
- Top 4 Free-To-Download Apps for Fuller iPhone 6, 6 Plus Experience
- Battery Saving Android 5.0 Lollipop Feature Extends The Battery Life Of Your Android Device By 90 Minutes And Displays Orange Bar While Power Saving Mode Is On
- Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Set to Soar Beyond $100 Despite Decline After New iPad Launch
- Russia Beefs Up Gold Reserves To Offset Heat of Sanctions And Undercut Dollar
- Xiaomi Mi4 And MiPad Prices Likely Slashed, Thanks To Rivals Oppo, OnePlus And Meizu