Farouq vs. Nusra
There's an interesting development we should keep an eye on and on occasion could cover not only for the Schadenfreude - a turf war between Farouq Brigade and Al-Nusra Front. Mentioned in passing today on SyrPer again:
- IDLIB: In what is becoming a common theme among the terrorist criminals, two rival groups fought for territory and revenge near the northern town of Sarmada. There is bad blood between Jabhat Al-Nusra and the so-called Farouq Brigades. We suspect that the group is not named after the later King Farouq of Egypt. The police counted 8 bodies after the violence subsided. The hostility is due to the assassination of Tha'er Al-Waqqas who is blamed for killing Firas Al-Absi. These two pieces of pork excrement would hardly be worth mentioning but for the fact that their retarded ape followers viewed them as crucial to their business of looting, raping and occasionally fighting the Syrian Army. What will they do now?
--CE (talk) 20:39, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
Barrier of argument?
The Farouk Brigade attacked and captured something called barrier of argument ("حاجز البرهانية"), also translated as demonstrative barrier on or just before May 30, 2012. Where is this place? Anywhere near Taldou? A Google search only produces references to this incident. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 19:39, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
Gty.im/143307300 says the leader of Katiba Farouq is named Mohammed Idris. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 22:51, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
- So the FSA cannibal actor who ate a syrian soldiers heart has been identified http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/467208/20130513/syria-abu-sakkar-bites-heart-assad.htm for anyone saying that the video was faked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9IRn5b0aik&feature=player_embedded He is from Farouk Battalion which is not an salafist 'AlCIAda' group but part of the FSA. I am sick and tired of people saying this has anything to do with Islam when the victim of this crime was a Muslim Syrian Soldier. : Peter Bouckaert of the New York-based HRW says the man has been identified as Abu Sakkar, a founder of the militant Farouq Brigade. Abu Sakkar's identity has been confirmed by militant sources in Homs and by images of him in other videos wearing the same black jacket as in the latest clip and with the same rings on his fingers. Here is such a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf3lAXqkt6U "The mutilation of the bodies of enemies is a war crime. But the even more serious issue is the very rapid descent into sectarian rhetoric and violence," Bouckaert said.
- Human Rights Watch has confirmed that a man shown in a video cutting the heart out of a soldier's body and biting it was a Syrian rebel commander.:
- According to Peter Bouckaert of the New York-based human rights watchdog, the man is Abu Sakkar, a founder of the rebel Farouq Brigade.:
- Sakkar's identity was confirmed by rebel sources in the city of Homs and by images of him in other videos.:
-- Petri Krohn (talk) 10:57, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks, Petri. I saw this but didn't add yet. Did not know it was Farouq, nor that it was a Farouq founder. It is a big story -Moon of Alabama said Time covered it, and so did the BCC - "anger" over it. Now just "horror" over it. --Caustic Logic (talk) 21:47, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Arabi Souri says cannibal commander is an Aljazeera propagandist. Seen on multiple videos with Abdulrazaq Tlass.
- The FSA Scavenger Identified Working for Qatari Aljazeera – Arabi Souri May 15, 2013
- FSA Scavenger Is An Employee At Al Jazeera – video
-- Petri Krohn (talk) 21:46, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Facebook connects Cannibal commander to some old photo. Google image search says the source is here. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 15:39, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
- More old sources
- Exclusive: ‘We Will Slaughter All of Them.’ The Rebel Behind the Syrian Atrocity Video - Aryn Baker, TIME, May 14, 2013
- Syrian rebel commander Khalid al-Hamad says he bit into a dead enemy soldier's internal organ because he wanted revenge
-- Petri Krohn (talk) 16:14, 29 October 2015 (UTC)