Civilians amongst the FSA

The report says that this particular battalion [of the Sham Falcons] consists of many who “worked as police officers or soldiers for the government” and others who “were students, farmers or taxi drivers.” They are apparently part of the FSA. This video is from earlier this year, these are all army defectors and the video implies that “the Sham Falcons” actually defected as an existing battalion rather than forming after defection. They even have a website: Shaykh al-Ya`qoubi in his recent lecture mentioned that the FSA consists of only 7 to 15% civilians while the rest are defectors.

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