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Al-Nusra advances in Syria's Idlib area, pushing back moderates, activists say

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Al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra has taken over key districts of Idlib suburbs in northwestern Syria, ousting U.S.-backed Syrian rebels from their strongholds and raising fears of their wider ascendance in northern Syria, monitors and activists say.

al-Nusra Front is trying to establish an Islamic state, though primarily in Syria. It has emerged as one of the most effective groups fighting the Syrian regime, drawing on foreign fighters with combat experience in Iraq and elsewhere. The group has claimed hundreds of attacks in several cities

Al-Nusra Front advances in Syria, pushes back moderates - CNN.com

the last of the Free Syrian Army was routed in northern Syria yesterday by al-Nusra. Nusra looted heavy weapons including US supplied TOW missiles

Syria: Al-Nusra Jihadists 'Capture US TOW Anti-Tank Missiles' from Moderate Rebels
 

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...seriously hope I formatted this thread correctly....

The Syrian moderates are the one's we're supposed to be vetting ( 5 months) and training (by Saudi Arabia)
as ground forces our air is supposed to support.
Since that ain't gonna happen in 5 months if at all ..who do we support on the ground?
 
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