Western Journalism: Islamic State made yet another surprise move Tuesday when a coalition of ISIS-affiliated groups launched an offensive in the Yarmouk River area near the Israeli border in southwest Syria.
The Khalid Ibn Al Walid Army, which is an ISIS-affiliated Jihadist coalition consisting of the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, the Islamic Muthanna Movement and the Army of Jihad, attacked positions of the Free Syrian Army near the Israeli border, capturing six villages on the Syrian Golan Heights.
The Jihadist coalition, which used dozens of armored personnel carriers and tanks, was later driven out the villages of Jileen and Heet by a counter offensive by the FSA.
Opinion: The Free Syrian Army is the most moderate faction towards Israel in the Syrian Civil War. It was founded in July 2011 by officers of the Syrian Armed Forces who said their goal was to bring down the Assad government while maintaining a pragmatic relationship with Israel:
“In the future, we will have to normalize relations between Israel and Syria. With all due respect to the Palestinians, peace in the Middle East begins with peace between Israel and Syria.”
Our headline from Monday (here), “ISIS fires two rockets into Israel following Israeli drone attack that killed five of its operatives in Sinai” makes the Trump/Netanyahu new idea of creating peace between the Sunni Gulf States and Israel more complicated.
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