Syrian rebel militants to launch counter-offensive if US strikes Assad troops – commander

Syrian rebel militants to launch counter-offensive if US strikes Assad troops – commander

Syrian militants will launch an offensive to capture government-held areas, if the US goes ahead with a strike and weakens the Syrian Army’s positions, a rebel commander has said. In a hardly surprising admission, an oft-cited Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander said the possible strike against Syria mulled by US President Donald Trump would play into the hands of militants seeking to topple Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

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