The idea that these “rebels” are “moderate” is a fiction propagated by the Obama Administration in order to justify its arming and financing them.
“Aleppo bishop says ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels are killing civilians,” Catholic Culture, February 18, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
A bishop in Syria’s largest city has lamented the killing of civilians by “moderate” Syrian rebels and said that Syrian government forces, backed by Russia, are liberating parts of the city.
Bishop Georges Abou Khazen, the apostolic vicar for Aleppo’s Latin-rite Catholics, said that there has been “continuous bombardment of civilians” by “groups that are called the ‘moderate opposition’” but “do not differ from the other jihadists (Islamic State and al-Nusra) other than by name,” according to Vatican Radio.
In some parts of the city, the Assad government’s “regular army is advancing with the help of the Russians, and in the liberated areas the operation of water and electricity is beginning again, the schools reopen.”