Yes, too many all of a sudden. That is, I have a suspicion these Islamic factions are not growing in number through incoming foreign fighters but by attracting secular Syrians to their ranks. They have weapons, amo and evidently good discipline, everything a Syrian rebel needs to kick Assad's ass.<quoted text>
Too many of them all of a sudden... You are in really humorous mood today arenīt you? Liwa al-Towhid, al-Farouq, Saqour al-Sham and Liwa al-Islam, you never heard before?
I suggest you to read Aron Lund article in here: http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/... and download a pdf file named August 2012 report. Itīs only 50 pages of analysis.
Also I'm not sure a militia should be counted automatically as extremist just because it has some Islamic element in its name. I mean the German Christian Democratic Party is anything but "Christian". The same certainly applies to many "Islamic" groups.