According to the Washington
Post, the Mujahideen in Syria began redeploying their
headquarters, warehouses and other important facilities prior to the intended
US air strikes.
In many parts of the northern and eastern provinces that have fallen almost
entirely under Mujahideen control, Mujahideen groups have been evacuating headquarters,
moving military equipment and, in some instances, fleeing to what is considered
safer ground in mountainous terrain.
Although the United States did not declare their intention to strike at the
Mujahideen, Washington has long included Al-Nusra Front, for example, into
their list of "terrorist organizations".
On Thursday, convoys of Mujahideen of Al-Nusra Front,
Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, and Ahrar al-Sham left Aleppo, heading into the
mountains to the west.
Tawhid Brigades fighters, the largest subdivision of the Free Syrian Army in
Aleppo, say they, too, fear that America is going to bomb them.
statement distributed on the Twitter account of one of its supporters, the
rebel group Fateh al-Islam offered advice to Mujahideen, warning that for every
US missile that hits a regime target, another will strike a jihadi base.
changing your locations, and use safe houses, and don't move around in obvious
convoys", said the supporter, Abdullah Saker, detailing precautionary measures.
"Take away mobile phones from the troops, and send them away from the
leadership. America destroyed jihadi bases in a very short period of time in
Afghanistan and Iraq, and killed a large number of them, because they weren't
prepared. So don't fall in the trap of laziness".
Meanwhile, the US government issued a proof of the guilt
of the Syrian authorities in chemical attack near Damascus. Without waiting for
the presentation of the relevant report by UN inspectors, which can be released
no earlier than Saturday, Washington blamed Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in
Secretary of State John Kerry said that at least 1,429 people, including 426
children, were killed, as a result of chemical attack near Damascus on August
21, according to Reuters. At the same missiles and weapons of mass destruction
fired exclusively by government troops, and representatives of the official
authorities visited the area before the attack and warned of the need to wear
protective masks, the report said.
Washington has got to know three days about
the impending attack from a variety of sources before it took place, the report said. All the data in the report is estimated as
information "with a high degree of confidence": Kerry stressed that
the United States excludes repeating the mistakes of the Iraq campaign.†
Department of Monitoring