A number of Free Syrian Army (FSA) commanders who fled to Jordan last year are now plotting to start an insurgency in southern Syria with support from the US, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed on September 5.
According to the SOHR, recently, a number of meetings was held in Jordan to discuss the new plot, which includes the formation of a group named the Army of the South to attack “Iranian militias” in southern Syria.
The U.S. Military Operation Center (MOC) in Jordan will reportedly support the new group. The center was supposedly closed in late 2017.
“The issue is still being studied, where consultations and meetings are being held with the plan to make it a reality in the upcoming period,” the SOHR’s report read.
Last year, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured all militants’ strongholds in the southern region in a successful military operation. Back then, most FSA commanders and fighters joined the reconciliation process. However, some of them fled to Jordan.
In the last few months, several attacks targeted Syrian and even Russian forces in the southern region. The attacks are usually blamed on ISIS. However, there is a real possibility that U.S.-sponsored cells were behind some of these attacks, at least.