In a formal statement released today, 17 rebel faction announced they denounce the High Military Council which was unilaterally founded two days ago in the Turkish city of Reyhanli.
The statement said the declaration forming the new council would only lead to more division and internal rivalry and would only serve the enemies of the revolution. They also regretted attempts by some factions to monopolize decision-making and nurture projects that do not serve the interests of the Syrian revolution.
The statement stresses the need to reform the revolutionary institutions and regulate the relationships among them within one comprehensive framework, condemning attempts to trade with the blood of the Syrian people.
The Syrian Coalition confirms it continues to consult and coordinate with the effective rebel factions on the ground to set up the FSA Supreme Military Council, a process which is essential for regaining freedom and for achieving revolutionary goals.
The FSA Chief of Staff brigadier general Ahmed Birri, along with a committee drawn from the Syrian Coalition’s components, were officially tasked with conducting consultations with the rebel factions to oversee restructuring the FSA Supreme Military Council.
It stresses that the announcement regarding forming a so-called military council is not related whatsoever to the Syrian Coalition’s efforts. The announcement by members of the dissolved FSA Supreme Military Council is just an attempt to mislead public opinion. We stress that those who care for the future of Syria and the triumph of the revolution, whether they are members of the dissolved council or any other faction, to act responsibility and support the Syrian Coalition’s efforts to coordinate with the rebel factions instead of working to obstruct and derail these efforts. (Source: Syrian Coalition)