Fresh off victory over ISIL in Kobani, Kurds seek more success 'Col. Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi, a senior FSA commander, said fighting alongside each other has built confidence between the Kurds and the FSA, and it has also dispelled suspicions among many FSA members that the Kurds were Assad supporters. "It will shape the future of a free Syria," he said. "We are proud of their (FSA) presence with us. ... They have a history and have offered up martyrs, and this we will never forget," said Shorsh Hassan, an YPG spokesman based in Kobani. '