US “Moderate” Opposition and al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra Merge In Preparation for Major Offensive Says Russian Military Official

Tass News Agency

The US and the Syrian opposition groups backed by Washington have not met any commitments under the Geneva deal on Syria, senior Russian military official Sergey Rudskoy told reporters on Monday.

“The United States and the groups of the so-called healthy opposition controlled by it have not met any of the commitments undertaken as part of the Geneva agreements. No separation of the moderate opposition and Jabhat al-Nusra has taken place,” said Rudskoy, who heads the main operations department of Russia’s General Staff.

“Moreover, we see not separation but the merge of units of moderate opposition and Jabhat al-Nusra and their preparation for joint offensive,” Rudskoy said.

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