BEIRUT – Militants linked to al Qaeda in Syria killed a senior figure in the Western- and Arab-backed Free Syrian Army on Thursday, an FSA source said, signaling a widening rift between Islamists and more moderate elements in the armed Syrian opposition. Kamal Hamami, a member of the FSA’s Supreme Military Council, known by his nom de guerre Abu Bassel al-Ladkani, was meeting with members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the port city of Latakia when they killed him, Qassem Saadeddine, an FSA spokesman, told Reuters. Saadeddine said from Syria:
The Islamic State phoned me saying that they killed Abu Bassel and that they will kill all of the Supreme Military Council. He met them to discuss battle plans.The FSA has been trying to build a network of logistics and reinforce its presence across Syria as the US administration pledged to send weapons to the group. US congressional committees are holding up the plan because of fears that such deliveries will not be decisive and the arms might end up in the hands of Islamist militants, security sources have said. While FSA units sometimes fight alongside Islamist militant groups such as the Islamist State, rivalries have increased and al Qaeda-linked groups have been blamed for several assassinations of commanders of moderate rebel units.
[ed notes:like i said since day one,this serves as pretext for us invasion under guise of need for intervention in Syria..political cover is perfect..us ran by zionists will argue,we support fsa freedom loving rebels(terrorists who fougth alongside alqaeda),but alqaeda is killing them,and we must now intervene to fight alqaeda wich is ran by gulf intelligence services for us puppet monarchies..