On Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that various anti-Assad forces met and tried to form an alliance against Assad, pledging to not fight one another.
The negotiations failed, in part because some of the groups receive support from the West, and need to attack ISIS in order to “satisfy the West”, so it would be difficult to ally with them and continue to receive US and European funding.
The sources also informed SOHR that the leader of al-Muhajren wa al-Ansar army met with the deputy of the ” war minister ” in the IS, the deputy informed the leader that the IS refused this formula because ” some of these battalions are allied to the west even if they are Muslims, they have fought the IS to satisfy the west ” and he asked the leader to pledge allegiance to Abo Bakr al-Baghdadi, but the leader refused saying :: ” I pledged allegiance to the Amir of al-Quqaz state and I can not go back “. The two sides failed to reach an agreement in this round of talks, and the leader of al-Muhajreen Wa al-Ansar army went back to fight against regime forces in Aleppo fronts.
It is worth to mention that dozens of fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra pledged allegiance to the IS northeast of Aleppo.