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Routed FSA faction likely to accept Turkish aid, demands

After being ousted from the western Aleppo countryside, the Nour al-din al-Zenki Movement seems to have no choice but to accept Turkey's offer of aid — and meet its conditions.
Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki fighters ride on a pick-up truck in the northern Syrian rebel-controlled town of al-Rai, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi  - S1BEUDSXXMAA

ALEPPO, Syria — Talks are underway within the Free Syrian Army’s Nour al-din al-Zenki Movement on the Turkish government’s offer of support. The movement has been examining the Turkish conditions of the deal since Jan. 20.

Turkish financial support for Nour al-din al-Zenki has been irregular, coming from Ankara just a few times, a military source within the movement told Al-Monitor.

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