Friday, September 25, 2015

Uzbek attacks on besieged Shia villages of Al-Fu'ah & Kafriya

"Despite his apparent fear of dying, Uzbek national Jafar al-Tayyar is told to drive an armoured vehicle packed with explosives into the besieged villages of Fua and Kafriyeh." "Tayyar's suicide mission was part of a wider attack last Friday, during which more than 200 rockets and seven separate suicide bombs driven against the defences of Fua, according to The Times. The main force behind the assault were Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Nusra Front, who are also known by the name Jabhat al-Nusra." "The video comes as a group of U.S.-trained rebels that recently returned to Syria said they are investigating reports that one of its members has defected and handed over his weapons Nusra, The reports first circulated on social media after the group of about 70 rebels returned to Syria last week. They were armed and trained by the U.S. in Turkey."