Amid growing support for Islamists in rebel-held areas of Syria, the BBC's Paul Wood has an exclusive interview with the main jihadi group, the Nusra Front.
The American labeling of Nusra Front as a 'terrorist organisation' is a fig leaf to outflank the Administration's critics and the Human Rights gang. The Qatari and Saudi funding continues for these cut throat Jihadis and Turkey remains steadfast in its support of American agenda to break for all time the last secular state in Arab Middle East. Turkey seems to be shadowing what Pakistan did in 1980s in support of America's Jihad against the Russians in Afghanistan. Note how Emir Abu Lokman hopes to take his Jihad to other Muslim lands after destroying Syria - but not to Palestine! And forget not the Qatari Emir's triumphant entry into Gaza two months ago had the blessings of his Zionist friend, Bibi Netanyahu. In Peace. Qavi
An activist was explaining to me how the bread shortage in rebel-held parts of Aleppo was another crime to be heaped on the head of Bashar al-Assad.
He was waved away by a stout matron in a hijab and long black coat.
"Don't blame Bashar. What's happening to us is of our own making," she said as, behind her, Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters struggled to keep order.
It is widely believed in Aleppo that the bread shortage was caused by the FSA stealing flour to sell elsewhere.
An FSA officer confirmed as much when I asked him if this had been done by individual fighters or was ordered by commanders to fund their operations.
"Both," he said, "including my own brigade." He added, ruefully: "We are all thieves."