Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists stormed Syrian town near Turkish border.
A group of armed terrorists (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant / ISIL) with strong links to the terrorist organization of Al-Qaeda has overran a Syrian town located near the Syrian-Turkish border. The Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group stormed the Syrian town after intense clashes broke out between this terrorist group and armed groups of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA). So, another case of the increased amount of armed infighting between the Syrian Al-Qaeda offshoots and the armed criminals of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA).
The armed jihadists of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have stormed the Syrian town of Azaz on Wednesday after fierce clashes broke out between these radical Islamist and the armed groups of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA). The town of Azaz is located about 5 kilometres away from the Syrian-Turkish border.
According to the reports, the armed religious fanatics of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have killed at least five terrorists of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) when they have overran the small Syrian town near the border to Turkey. The newspaper Al-Alam reported that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters have taken some 100 people from the Syrian town as hostages.
The reports further say that the battles between the armed jihadists with deep links to Al-Qaeda and the terrorist groups of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) were continued till the late evening. The armed clashes between both radical sides near the Turkish border were also getting closer to the Syrian-Turkish border crossing in the area of Bab al-Salama, which is reportedly under the control of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA).
The report by FarsNews says that these new clashes and the armed power struggles near the Turkish border are the most severe clashes since the battles between the foreign-backed terrorist groups and the units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) earlier this year. However, the battles between the Kurdish groups and the armed terrorists and jihadists near the Syrian-Turkish border were and are certainly also very fierce and not to mention all the other battles taking place on Syrian soil – for example, in the Christian town of Maaloula, in which the units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) still try to regain the full control of the ancient village in the north of the Damascus countryside.
While FarsNews mentions in its report about the fighting between the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups and the armed criminals and thugs of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) that these fierce battles could pose a dilemma for the Turkish government of Prime Minister Erdogan, which has allowed terrorists and criminals to cross the Turkish border into Syria and even supports these terrorist groups with several means, because the Turkish government may not be so keen to see Al-Qaeda jihadists so close to its borders, this is a bit questionable due to the situation that just like Israel prefers Al-Qaeda over Iran and Syria, the Turkish government prefers Al-Qaeda rather than Kurds.
And there were several reports that the Turkish army has already supported the Al-Qaeda groups on both sides of the border in their clashes against the Kurdish fighters. Not to mention that Prime Minister Erdogan is known for his connections to the Israeli regime and Saudi Arabia, while he tries to get rid of Bashar al-Assad by the use of every possible measure. However, there is no other option left for the Turkish government and Prime Minister Erdogan. Either Assad will be killed or at least overthrown or the Turkish government will get problems.
Meanwhile, several terrorists and militants from the area of the Syrian town of Azaz have claimed that the armed jihadists of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have gained the full control of the town and that even a German doctor was probably kidnapped / abducted. The German doctor has allegedly worked as a volunteer at a private hospital in the Syrian town of Azaz.
However, it is not really known whether the doctor from Germany is now one of the hostages in the town of Azaz or not. One can just hope the best for the residents and the German doctor in the hands of such criminals and it does not matter whether they are in the hands of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) or in the hands of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. There is no real difference. The FSA might is a bit more secular, but the level of criminality and violence is certainly the same.