USA Admits Strong Al Nusra Presence in Aleppo Obstructs Peace Deal

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USA Admits Strong Al Nusra Presence in Aleppo Obstructs Peace Deal

Fighters from Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo flying Islamist flags as they head to a frontline, on May 26, 2015. Once Syria’s economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been divided between government control in the city’s west and rebel control in the east since shortly after fighting there began in mid-2012. AFP PHOTO / AMC / FADI AL-HALABI / AFP PHOTO / AMC / Fadi al-Halabi

AlMasdarNews reports: With a brand new temporal truce brokered for East Ghouta and Latakia, the peace deal seems to overlook Aleppo which has been blown to smithereens by largely indiscriminate mortar shelling and airstrikes, causing many civilians to be killed in the past week.

The failure to implement a ceasefire in Aleppo comes as US officials said Aleppo was “primarily held by Nusra” (al-Qaeda) which prevents a cessation of hostilities.

Effectively, the large presence of al-Qaeda fighters seems to block a political deal which in turn paves the way for ongoing military actions inside Aleppo.

In related news, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently gained ground in Aleppo in a move to encircle and besiege the rebel-held districts of the provincial capital of Aleppo.

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  • The FSA has the organ eaters. They are all Zionist-terrorist anyway you slice it.
    Hezbollah is the legitimate special forces taking these zionist-terrorist out. Ever notice how ISIS attacks everyone. except for Israel?

  • Lucmontagne

    “US officials said Aleppo was “primarily held by Nusra””
    Nope, sorry: they said that Russians an Syrians said Alep is primarily held by Nusra. That’s different.
    But they don’t denied it but they said too that the focus as to be on ISIS…. schizophrenia….