Islamic Groups With Links to Al-Qaeda Call For US Assistance in Syria
New Ahrar al-Sham leader Hashem al-Sheikh pictured next to Islamic Front Aleppo chief Abd al-Aziz al-Salameh.
New Ahrar leader sits beside the same guy who called for US assistance against IS.
Islamic Front Aleppo chief Abd al-Aziz al-Salameh called for US assistance to fight ISIS in an Aljazeera report.
Ahrar al-Sham is a coalition of Islamist and Salafist units which formed into a brigade during the Syrian Civil War in order to fight against the Ba’athist government lead by Bashar al-Assad.
According to US intelligence officials, a few al-Qaeda members released from prisons by the Syrian government have been able to influence actions of the group and install operatives within senior ranks of Ahrar ash-Sham.
The Islamic Front is a merger of seven rebel groups involved in the Syrian civil war[