Keep those airstrikes coming, Uncle Sammy.
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Fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Islamic military groups are joining forces with Isis, which has gained control of swaths of Syria and Iraq and has beheaded six western hostages in the past few months.
Some brigades have transferred their allegiance to Isis, while others are forming tactical alliances or truces. Support among civilians also appears to be growing in some areas as a result of resentment over US-led military action.
“Isis now is like a magnet that attracts large numbers of Muslims,” said Abu Talha, who defected from the FSA a few months ago, and is now in negotiations with other fighters from Islamic groups such as the al-Nusra Front to follow suit.
Another fighter from a 600-strong dissident FSA brigade near Homs, Assam Murad, said: “There’s no way we would fight Isis after the US military campaign against them.”
A third man, Abu Zeid, the commander of an FSA brigade near Idlib and a defector from the regime’s army, said: “All the locals here wonder why the US coalition never came to rescue them from [Syrian president Bashar] Assad’s machine guns, but run to fight Isis when it took a few pieces of land. We were in a robust fight against Isis for confiscating our liberated areas – but now, if we are not in an alliance, we are in a truce with them.”