Nusra (AlQaeda) commander in Syria: Obama 'Admin' supporting us…but not enough. (almasdarnews).
A high-ranking commander of the al-Qaeda branch in Syria revealed that the United States indirectly supports rebel forces fighting Assad government in Syria, Kölner Stadtanzeiger newspaper reported.
"The U.S. support the opposition, but not directly. They support the countries which support us.
But we are not yet satisfied with this support. They should support us with highly developed weapons.
We have won battles thanks to the "TOW" missiles. We reached a balance with the regime through these missiles. We received the tanks from Libya through Turkey.
Also the "BMs" - multiple rocket launchers", Abu al-Ezz, the jihadi commander, told reporter Jürgen Todenhöfer.
To whom did the U.S. hand those missiles before they were brought to you? Were those missiles first given to the Free Syrian Army by the U.S. and from there to you?
No, the missiles were give directly to us. They were delivered to a certain group. When the "road" was closed and we were besieged we had officers here from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States.
What did those officers do?
Experts! Experts for the use of satellites, missiles, reconnaissance work, thermal surveillance cameras ...
Were there also American experts?
Yes, experts from several countries.
Yes. The Americans are on our side, but not as it should be. For example we were told: We must capture and conquer "Battalion 47". Saudi Arabia gave us 500 million Syrian pounds. For taking the "al-Muslimiya" infantry school years ago we received from Kuwait 1.5 million Kuwaiti dinar and from Saudi Arabia 5 million U.S. dollars.
From the governments or from private persons?
From the governments.
Interestingly, the al-Nusra Front commander also mentioned the UN aid convoy. Keep in mind that Todenhöfer, the first Western journalist to be granted access to Daesh's caliphate, conducted the interview ten day ago, before the attack.Read the full story here.
Click here to see the full interview in English
Alleged #Nusra-commander contradicts #Todenhoefer, names location as Sheikh Saeed NOT Khan Tuman! https://t.co/tVTvQr6yqm @joshua_landis— Fabian Schmidmeier (@derorient) September 28, 2016