Fattah El-Sisi supports Assad. It should not have been included in that sphere with Iran and Russia though, since their disagreement with the US is pretty much limited to the Syria issue. https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/syria/2017-02-12/egypt-picks-sides-syrian-war I don't know who Thomas is, I saw you were arguing about the factions so I posted this. I don't know his sources either, but beside what I already mentioned it matches everything I know about the conflict and it fits with all the news reports, at least when it comes to the official positions these groups have. It doesn't show the backstabbing going on, especially with Qatar and SA, but that's another story.