Syrian rebels captured a military post in the south near the Jordan border from Bashar Assad’s government today, Reuters is reporting. It took four days of heavy fighting but the rebels won out.
“The former customs post on the edge of the city of Deraa, where Syria's uprising against Assad erupted in 2011, was seized by several groups including the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham, according to the reports.”
A masked terrorist was video taped at the scene where he claimed great victory for the two Islamist movements. That should make John McCain and his friends happy.
Al-Queda and its affiliates have also recently seized a fuel depot north of Damascus. On the other side Assad’s forces took some rebel tunnels where they found anti-tank weapons and French made rocket launchers.
So, the two sides are coming ever closer to fighting to a standstill. But, knowing Islamic extremists they will continue to kill each other even though it might be meaningless.
Al Queda and the Sunni led rebels on one side and the Shite led hizbollah, Iranian Revolutionary guard supporting Assad on the other and they just keep killing each other.
Not John McCain or President Obama, but that should make all of us who believe in freedom and justice more than satisfied.
This war is going as expected.