ISIS Commanders Join "Moderate" Syrian Rebels

Tyler Durden's picture

Once again confirming that there is no such thing as a "moderate" Syrian rebel (although there certainly is for State Department funding and arming purposes), on Friday, two prominent ISIS commanders have left the ranks of the calliphate to join forces with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, i.e., "moderate rebels" on the provincial border between Homs and Deir Ezzor, al Masdar news reported.

Or, as some put it, "Thursday: ISIS; Friday: FSA"

After communicating with FSA contigents, Ghassan Al-Sankeh and Mahmoud Al-Faraj arrived in Badia in central Syria and defected quietly, leaving behind ISIS fighters under their command in rural Deir Ezzor.

The ISIS commander Mahmoud Al-Faraj was said to be one of the highest-ranking commanders in Al-Mayadin, a city on the Euphrates River which reports indicate the Islamic State has transformed into its new capital.


ISIS controls the vast majority of the eastern province of Deir Ezzor although the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has maintained a presence in the provincial capital throughout the conflict while the FSA emerged in its southwestern desert last week.

Meanwhile, with ISIS' oil funding almost entirely gone, and its fighters on the defensive in both Syria and Iraq, it is now quietly melding back into other opposition groups that have been cheered, supported and armed by the west. In other words, ISIS is returning back to where it started.

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knukles's picture

They were all vetted so we're cool....


           .... Say, don't I know you from somewhere?

AltRight Girl's picture

If you wish you send your best regards, look for the closest AIPAC office.

Don't forget to mention "For Mossad eyes only"

CAIR should do it also.

US Death Coming by a Thousand Visas

john doeberg's picture

Throw in a couple of sheckels too.

Our freedom fighters need new Nike running shoes. The pesky Russians chase them all over the desert.

We...ahh... I mean they could use some new 4x4 Toyotas. The old ones didn't fair well in white color. 

Rebranding in 3,2,1 ..

WTFRLY's picture


Peter Shepherd: [reads] "Need a hand? Well, you just wait / We'll help you out... we each have eight."

[Spiders appear

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Reminds me of the guys in these pics, with the brand new duds, and custom whip.

Shlomo Scheckelstein's picture

shalom..Genel and Genie Energy are making some good sheckels. I think we should rebrand ISIS and use it for the shiite population and infiltrate Iran

BTW: Dicky is a good goy

JRobby's picture

The CIA is consolidating payroll systems.


Jubal Early's picture

The Trump administration has implemented an new policy of "extreme vetting".  This means that only islamic extremists are vetted and allowed into the country.

SoDamnMad's picture

Why does the top photo look like an American M249 (as well as the M16 on the floor).  CIA kick it out at the wrong dropzone or were we suppling iSIS?


Duc888's picture



TheDonald still has not grasped the fact that 1/3rd of his military have gone rogue and are still to this day training "moderate" terrorists to overthrow Assad.  The air farce is providing cover for ISIS and the Tribe, backed by the Saud inbreds are financing / training them.

Cordeezy's picture

They basically went on welfare for terrorist

Robinhood's picture

The ISIS commanders do what their CIA bosses tell them to do.

LetThemEatRand's picture

"Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters"

So the MSM is now using "FSA" to refer to these guys?  They are just fucking with us for a good laugh at this point.

Able Ape's picture

He is only moderately dead, nothing to worry about, ma'm...

Ignatius's picture

Yeah, exactly what is "moderate" about killers with guns and bombs trying to take over elected civil governance?

Son of Loki's picture

I wonder if they had any women left to celebrate Mother's Day?

Grandad Grumps's picture

So this now makes ALL so called "moderates" a target, right?

There is quite obviously no such thing as "moderate rebels". There is only those in power and those who want to take it away.

SoDamnMad's picture

This guy is double-dipping the payroll. I saw him with the White Helmet and flip flops carrying the saran dipped kid to the ambulance.


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Dude just joined the moderates and he's already got a new uniform. Welcome to the big budgets of western-backed terror.

Milton Keynes's picture

Is that an M249 he's carrying?

Wonder where he got it. 

Hail Spode's picture

I am reminded of the revolving door between Financial Regularory Agencies and Goldman Sacs. They have simply applied the same principles to ISIS/"Moderate" Rebels.

45North1's picture

Headline sounds better than  " Syrian Moderates join ISIS Commanders....."

Blankone's picture

Now they just call themselves FSA with new fatigues - and then hang out and operate in the wonderful No-Fly zones that Putin has provided where Syria's air force is not allowed to fly over or operate in.

And this from the article:
" In other words, ISIS is returning back to where it started."

Sorry, but ISIS did not start in Syria, they drove into Syria.

Bernanke'sDaddy's picture

HOW COME that semi-retarded goat fucker can get a SAW but I--a non felon legal US citizen--can't?

Gen. Ripper's picture

Start ass wiping with ur hand, stop bathing and re-apply in 69 days

oldguyonBMXbike's picture

There is no such thing as an illegal US citizen.

any_mouse's picture

Like pro athletes, loyal to a local team, until they can get a better deal elsewhere.

Which agency manages their careers?

Obama's "junior varsity" comment was part truth spoken plainly.

Gen. Ripper's picture

It's like a Costco card working at Sam's Club

Cutter's picture

Sounds like a move intended to let them operate in the new Russian sponsored no-fly zones. Will likely blow up the whole plan, just like the previous US-Russian agreement collapsed because we couldn't separate Al-Nusra from the FSA.

Once the Russian effort collapses and we establish our own Western no-fly zones, they won't be allowed to do this. Nikki Haley will be ecstatic.

samsara's picture

Get your programs here, don't know the players without a program. Get your programs here.

oldguyonBMXbike's picture

Looks like the "Moderate rebels" are about to be set up to look like US Gov heroes.  Get your popcorn ready.

OliverAnd's picture

This is news?  Erdogan openly supported the rebels, and his kids dealt with ISIS.  It was only a matter of time before they started to join forces with Erdogan unofficially as Commander in Chief.

Lost in translation's picture

Remember that when Muslim immigrants move into your neighborhood and the dumb Lutheran women try to convince you, "oh they're not radical Muslims, they're moderates."

No. Such. Thing.

Ms No's picture

I had an encounter with one that I suspect to be a new, and thus suspect ISIS immigrant, recently.  He was creepy as hell.  He was walking infront of me into the store.  I was looking at him and he was dressed almost like an American black (pants sagging etc.) but his hair and sandals were way off.  It's hard to explain but there was something about his body language that was aggressive or angry.  He was walking slow, how they do so their pants don't fall off, so I passed him. I know he didn't have a weapon because I could see what he had going on.  As I passed him he flipped a weird hand gesture at me.  It was really quick so I wasn't really sure what was going on there.  I didn't care.  I walk five times faster than him, so I was probably already in my isle before he got in there.

I ran into him again on the way out.  He was parked not far from me and walked by me when I was trying to pull out.  He blocked my vehicle for no necessary reason.  My doors lock on their own and I have heat, so I wasn't worried.  It got weird.  He stared me down and I started getting pissed and some things I shouldn't admit happened.  Anyway, I noticed he got into a new cheap model Japanese car that an American black would never drive.  It looked fresh off the lot.  Outside of his old sandles I think everything was purchased for him and outside of the pants he had no clue about American style, or black American style. He essentially seemed like a bad mimic.  I am sure he was Muslim.  I have seen quite a few Somalis walking around too.  It's weird. 

Aristofani's picture

islamists = saudis = cia = neocon = neoliberals = zionists. Best deal with the cause not the effects!

fannyplucker's picture

Moderate? Good Salafists are dead Salafists.

Aristofani's picture

I think Rebel yell was talking about the salafists in the US. i.e. neo-cons, neo-liberals, cia all from the same cesspool as the ones in Syria. Good = dead is indeed the correct maths for them.

Ms No's picture

I am surprised that they aren't armed with Israeli bullpups.

God is The Son's picture

Syria is a MESS, very big mess, Zionist States of America though it would be cakewalk like Libya. They know full well they created mess, but want finish it off, after 500,000 are Dead and Millions Displaced. TRUMP is begging Putin to step Aside, so that Trump can join forces with FSA and ISIS to finished off the Syrian Government and install an Islamic State in Syria.

gdpetti's picture

Same 'mess' as our op in Libya... which is also an ongoing concern... the OWO push for global chaos to enable their NWO.

mog's picture

What is moderate about Al nusra.
Just blew up a bus killing 129 civilians escaping Al Nusra terror.
Including 68 'beautiful babie's who Donald and Ivanka clearly couldn't give a stuff about.
No hhankies ivanka?