Syrian Liberation Front To Merge With Several Free Syrian Army Groups – Report

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Syrian Liberation Front To Merge With Several Free Syrian Army Groups – Report

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The Syrian Liberation Front (SLF) and several Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups, including Jaysh al-Izza, Jaysh al-Ahrar and the Suqour al-Sham Brigades, are planning to merge their forces in order to form a unified group, according to a report of the Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Enab Baladi.

The SLF itself is a result of a merger between the Ahrar al-Sham Movement and the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement, which was officially announced on February 19.

According to Enab Baladi, Turkey blessed the SLF’s plan to merge with several FSA groups in northern Syria. However, Turkey will not back the new unified group, just like it didn’t back the SLF before.

Currently, Turkey is only supporting the National Front for Liberation (NFL), which was formed by ten FSA groups led by Faylaq al-Sham on May 29.

Local observers believe that these groups are unifying in an attempt to counter the influence of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which dominates the northern governorate of Idlib. The SLF indeed waged war on HTS right after its formation and the new unified group will likely do the same.

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  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    There is no difference between any of these organizations to begin with, and never has been.

    • Concrete Mike

      10 4 brother, their all pigs…fry em all

    • Barba_Papa

      There are differences. But to an outsider they are almost negligible. It’s like Monty Python and the Life of Brian, where the Peoples Front of Judea scoffs at the Judean Peoples Front. Matters of correct interpretation of ideology have always caused splits among extremists and been the source of their biggest downfall.

      • Lupus

        Hahaha yeah great movie

    • Smaug

      Morally? Yes. But these groups all have very different agendas and interests.

      • Sinbad2

        Yes, some work for the Saudis, some work for israel, but they still smell the same.

    • Sinbad2

      There is no difference between WindowsXP, Vista, Windows7 etc but a new name always works on suckers.

  • Rob

    Erdogan should blockade US, NATO and their proxies Israel, PKK etc in Syria and Iraq…. Erdogan should stop their supply routes.
    Erdogan should copy the Palestinian blockade. Make them hostage like Palestinians… Erdogan should not compromise regional security.

    • Joe Dirt

      Are you asking for WW3?

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    The bad terrorists are merging with the ‘moderate ‘ terrorists’? That will last about 10 minutes.

  • Vitex

    Three men with beards join four men with beards.

  • Wegan

    They will be crippled. They don’t have the know how to run a huge army. This is good news.

  • Sinbad2

    The Pentagon needs to rebrand them.
    The “Double Free Loves America Syrian Army” would work for the American media.