Syrian Rebels, Al-Qaeda Factions Reach Peace Deal

(The Hill) Carlo Munoz - Senior leaders from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) agreed to come together to battle the growing Iranian presence in the country after a meeting in Aleppo over the weekend. "ISIS and FSA infighting ceased mostly after a meeting of commanders...led all parties to decide to focus their efforts" against forces loyal to Syrian President Assad and his Iranian backers, Syrian Support Group spokesman Dan Layman said Monday. Layman's group claims a 4,000-man force of Hizbullah fighters and members of the Iraqi Shia Mahdi Army are on the ground in Syria, along with an estimated 1,000 IRGC troops sent by Tehran.

2013-11-20 00:00:00

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