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The U.S. And Turkish Involvement In Syria

Published on 16 December 2014, by M. Tomazy.
Al-Nusrah Front (also known as Jabhat Al-Nusrah), one of al-Qaeda affiliated militias posted a picture and video of its fighters using an American-made BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile on an Assad regime tank.
Syrian rebel is preparing to use American-made TOW missile
"The photograph and video were distributed on Twitter by Al Nusrah's official page for Idlib operations. The TOW was used during the recent fighting in Wadi al Daif which, until this morning, was a major regime base in the countryside of Idlib. The fighting at Wadi al Daif was part of a larger jihadist offensive on two regime bases near the Idlib city of Maa'rat al Nu'man. The other base, Al Hamadiya, is also reported to have fallen to members of Ahrar al Sham, an al Qaeda ally, as well as to members of Al Nusrah and Free Syrian Army elements."
Washington Post reported:
In early November, the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra ousted two U.S.-supplied moderate factions, Harak Hazam and the Syrian Revolutionary Front, from their strongholds in northern Idlib province. Although al-Nusra was thought to have seized significant caches of equipment during the fighting, the exact nature of those arms has been unclear.
On Monday, however, a Twitter account associated with Jabhat al-Nusra posted a photo of a TOW anti-tank guided missile system, a formidable weapon used against armored targets.
The Turkish role:
Previously on last September, Turkish daily newspaper reported:
"Syrian rebel group Liwa al-Tawhid released 50 members of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including the family of a late leader, in a swap deal that ended with the release of 49 hostages abducted from Turkey’s consulate in Mosul."

Recently, a conflict of interests appear between the U.S. and Turkish regimes, after the U.S. regime refused Erdogan's appeal by applying no-fly zone near Turkey's borders, although they share the same target which is to overthrow the Syrian regime.