The Syrian al-Qaeda faction Jabhat al-Nusra has very publicly split with the “moderate” rebel factions in the northwest, with the Idlib Province seeing intense fighting and the rout of the US allies in the face of an al-Qaeda offensive.

That’s only in Idlib, however, as in the far south, in Darra Province, the US-armed rebels are still working hand-in-hand with Nusra, and the two have reportedly seized the important town of Nawa, near the Jordanian border.

The area around the Jordan border is one of the last vestiges of influence for the “moderates,” as fighters trained by the US in Jordan cross into the country and aim to take at least a little territory.

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