Six months ago, Mohamad Mostafa al-Jarrah, a spokesman for the US-backed Revolutionary Commando Army, was caught raping a 10-year old girl near the US-led coalition base in the area of al-Tanaf.
Mzahem Alsaloum, the activist who revealed the crime, told the pro-opposition al-7al news outlet, that al-Jarrah abducted the girl from the nearby al-Rukban refugee camp, where thousands of displaced civilians are suffering from deteriorating humanitarian conditions.
“He [al-Jarrah] was sacked after an intervention from the U.S.,” Alsaloum added.
Syrian opposition activists released a video showing the moment al-Jarrah was busted. However, SouthFront decided to not share the hideous scene.
The Revolutionary Commando Army said in an official statement released on January 25 that it had taken “all the proper measures to fire and arrest the person responsible for the alleged crime,” However, the US-led coalition, which is responsible for everything in al-Tanaf, has not commented on the issue yet.
This was not the first scandal to rock the Revolutionary Commando Army. Two years ago, Sputnik revealed that the commander of the group, Muhanad Tala, is selling US-supplied weapons to ISIS.