- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Syrian rebel group that received U.S. missiles and training issued a statement Tuesday denouncing the Obama administration’s airstrikes on the Islamic State group.

Harakat Hazm is considered to be a part of the Free Syrian Army, and while its ultimate goal is the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, it also has members who fight with Al Nusra Front, an ideological ally of al Qaeda.

The Syrian rebel faction released a statement on Tuesday labeling the airstrikes an “external intervention” and “an attack on the revolution,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

The group’s statement also called for the “unconditional arming” of the Free Syrian Army, the Times reported.

U.S. military operations continued in the region Wednesday, with coalition warplanes hitting oil assets controlled by the Islamic State group. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates resources were also deployed.

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