Syrian civil war in disarray after Al Qaeda militants assassinate rebel leader, whose followers immediately vow revenge

Daily Mail:

  • Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed Kamal Hamami of the FSA Supreme Military Council
  • Rebel commanders pledged to retaliate opening up the possibility of a conflict between Western-backed forces and Islamists
  • Rebel troops being supplied by tiny munitions shop that manufactures mortar shells by hand

  By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 11:43 GMT, 12 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:29 GMT, 12 July 2013

The Free Syrian Army has vowed revenge after Al Qaeda linked militants assassinated a top rebel commander opening up the possibility of a conflict between Western-backed rebel forces and Islamists in Syria’s civil war.

The announcement is the latest sign of disarray in the armed opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has regained the upper hand more than two years into an insurgency that grew out of Arab Spring-inspired pro-democracy protests.

A Free Syrian Army fighter cools himself with water to beat the heat as fellow fighters watch, in Deir al-Zor yesterdayA Free Syrian Army fighter cools himself with water to beat the heat as fellow fighters watch, in Deir al-Zor yesterday. The FSA has vowed revenge after Al-Qaeda militants murdered a top rebel commander

Free Syrian Army fighters ready their weapons as they prepare themselves for an offensive in Deir al-Zor Free Syrian Army fighters ready their weapons as they prepare themselves for an offensive in Deir al-Zor

Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a hardline Islamist group, killed Kamal Hamami of the FSA Supreme Military Council on Thursday. Also known by his nom de guerre, Abu Bassir al-Ladkani, he is one of its top 30 figures.

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2 Replies to “Syrian civil war in disarray after Al Qaeda militants assassinate rebel leader, whose followers immediately vow revenge”

  1. “as they prepare themselves for an offensive in Deir al-Zor” – wearing flip-flops. I saw a video ages ago of Muslims fleeing gunfire and a couple of them tripped up over their flip-flops. How dumb is it to fight a war wearing such footwear?

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