ISIS and Moderate Syrian Rebels Have Reportedly Agreed on Truce

During his big speech this week on ISIS, President Obama spoke of increasing military assistance to Syrian opposition forces. He said, “In the fight against ISIL, we cannot rely on an Assad regime that terrorizes its own people, a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost. Instead, we must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL.”

Well, it turns out that a number of Syrian rebel groups have reportedly settled on a non-aggression pact with ISIS, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Basically, they “promise not to attack each other because they consider the principal enemy” to be the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

In addition, several reports have said there are Syrian rebels who won’t join the U.S.’ fight against ISIS without assurances they’ll also get to take Assad as well.

[h/t HuffPost]
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