US Broadens Bombing Campaign In Syria, Angers Western-Backed Rebels – 6 November 2014

RT logoUS airstrikes have targeted a Syrian rebel group with connections to Nusra Front, a Syrian watchdog reported. Syrian rebels, however, are reportedly upset with the change of strategy, saying it strengthens President Assad’s grip on power.

The Obama administration’s stated purpose for commencing an aerial campaign on Syrian territory – without Syria’s permission, not to mention that of Congress – was to deal a deadly blow to the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL), the ultra-violent Islamic group that has cut a swath across northern Iraq and Syria.

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Those efforts suffered a setback Thursday when it was reported that US forces hit a compound belonging to the Islamic group Ahrar al-Sham in the town of Babsalqa in Syria’s northwestern territory, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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