You read that right. Al Qaeda allied fighters drove the Free Syria Army out of a town near the Turkey border. The conflict in Syria is beyond civil war now. There are multiple sides and factions who want to exterminate each other. All the more reason for the US to stay out. We have no obvious way of telling who is who, and in a death match like this, outsiders tend to die quickly because they don’t know the territory or the players.
A Syrian town on the border with Turkey has been captured from the Free Syrian Army — not by forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, but by Islamist rebels backed by al-Qaeda. The violent takeover of the town has laid bare the deep rifts that plague the movement to oust Assad.