Another day of bloodshed, another day of handwringing and indifference.
A unit affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, Farouq Al-Shamal, has reportedly clashed with an Al-Qaeda cell based near Bab Al-Salamah border crossing with Turkey killing its leaders, Abu Muhammad Al-Shami Al-Absi. Tensions between rebels and Al-Qaeda affiliated groups have been growing for a while, due to their differing agendas. Most rebel groups are calling for the establishment of a civil democratic state and some might call a special status for Islam, but few of them are willing to endorse the call for the establishment of an Islamic state. The family of Abu Muhammad has refused to accept offers of condolence, a gesture signifying that they plan to seek revenge. The motivation here is not ideological but clan-related. This is how complex the situation on the ground is getting. Back in April, rebels also killed Walid Boustani, a Lebanese national and a ranking member of Fateh Al-Islam, a Jihadi organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda.
Zardana, Idlib: Shelling http://youtu.be/Q3KhQOk8FK0 leaves dead lining the streets http://youtu.be/pgHrUM3M6oM A funeral is held http://youtu.be/1KCzBNrjAPM