Skip to comments.Syrian rebels arm Palestinians against Assad
Posted on 11/03/2012 3:18:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Syrian rebels said on Wednesday they had begun arming sympathetic Palestinians to fight a pro-Assad faction in a Palestinian enclave in Damascus - a move which could fuel spiraling intra-Palestinian violence.
Two rebel commanders told Reuters they expected their Palestinian allies to fight the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command (PFLP-GC) which dominates the Yarmouk enclave - a one-time refugee camp turned sprawl of apartment blocks which is run by the Palestinians themselves.
"We've been arming Palestinians who are willing to fight...We have formed the Liwa al-Asifah (the Storm Brigade)which is made up of Palestinian fighters only," a rebel commander from the Suqour al-Golan (Golan Falcons) brigade said.
"Its task is to be in charge of the Yarmouk camp. We all support it and back it," he told Reuters.
Yarmouk lies at the heart of several southern Damascus districts which have seen heavy fighting between the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) and President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
The Palestinians would be expected to attack fighters loyal to PFLP-GC chief Ahmed Jibril, who Syrian rebels accuse of harassing and attacking them to support Assad.
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(Additional reporting Oliver Holmes; Editing by Myra MacDonald)
Members of the Free Syrian Army climb up stairs during clashes with pro-government forces in Haram town, Idlib Governorate, October 30, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Abdalghne Karoof
Gonna be a lot more dead muzzbunnies.
Play nice, folks.
Can somebody get me a program. I can’t tell the players from the puck.
The best part of a Muzzie civil war? Everybody wins.
They might be somewhat disappointed when they set eyes on the 72 virgins, though.