first published on December 18, 2015 by Josh
Jabhat al-Nusra fighters conduct a coordinated assault on a regime position manned primarily by conscripted Syrian soldiers.
Fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra conduct a coordinated assault on a regime held position near Marj-al-Sultan, Syria. The regime soldiers, comprised primarily of conscripted individuals, were not prepared, nor trained for the situation they were about to encounter. As a result, they were promptly overran by the Nusra fighters.
Jabhat al-Nusra is the Al-Qaeda affiliate currently operating in Syria. They are made up primarily of fighters who attained their experience fighting coalition forces during the GWOT. While they have sworn that ISIS is their enemy, that does not make them much better than ISIS themselves.
It’s worth noting that there are about 2 minutes of this video that have been removed. In those two minutes we see the Nusra fighters executing, and mutilating the bodies of the conscripted soldiers, while claiming that their god is the one true god. One of the fighters, who appears to be on some sort of drug, is babbling about how their god is the greatest god.
Sounds a little familiar to some of the ISIS propaganda we’ve seen in the past, right? I think the entire scenario is just a few seconds, and a handshake away from an alliance between the two groups.