This column reported in May of a growing collaboration between the Syrian opposition and al Qaeda as well as evidence that the opposition is sending weapons to jihadists in Iraq.
An Egyptian security official said Egypt has reports of collaboration between the Syrian opposition and three al Qaeda arms:
● Jund al-Sham, which is made up of al Qaeda militants who are Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese;
● Jund al-Islam, which in recent years merged with Ansar al-Islam, an extremist group of Sunni Iraqis operating under the al Qaeda banner and operating in Yemen and Libya; and
● Jund Ansar al-Allah, an al Qaeda group based in Gaza linked to Palestinian camps in Lebanon and Syria.
U.S. officials have stated that the White House is providing non-lethal aid to the Syrian rebels while widespread reports have claimed the U.S. has been working with Arab countries to ensure the opposition in Syria is well armed.
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