Syrian opposition backs Ukraine in stand against Russian army
Jihadis in Syria want to exploit the Syrian regime’s preoccupation with Russia’s war on Ukraine to open new fronts, while the Syrian opposition cheers for Ukraine.
Voices have emerged among the Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters calling for transit corridors to partake in the war alongside the Ukrainians. Meanwhile, Islamists and jihadis are trying to open battlefronts against the forces of the Russian-backed Syrian government and its allies, in a bid to exploit the government’s preoccupation with the war.
Suhail Hamoud, a famed FSA fighter who is nicknamed Abu TOW for his skill in operating the American anti-tank missile BGM-71 TOW, recently offered assistance to Ukraine.
“How can I go to Ukraine and fight alongside the Ukrainian army, is there a way?” he asked on Twitter. “There is a strong will I am in Idlib now and ready to go to support the Ukrainian army. I want to help someone,” added Hamoud, who is said to have more than 100 confirmed hits of Russian-made tanks in Syria during the FSA battles against the government forces.