Thousands of Syrians took to the streets of many towns and villages in the liberated areas on Friday to condemn the crimes of the ISIS and AlQaeda terrorist groups in Syria.
The biggest demonstrations, held under the theme “no place for Qaeda in Syria,” were held in the towns of Douma in Rural Damascus, Atareb and Marea in rural Aleppo as well as dozens of towns and villages in rural Idlib and rural Aleppo.
Demonstrators demanded the withdrawal of AlQaeda from Syria as they renewed calls for toppling the Assad regime. The demonstrators also called on the Free Syrian Army groups and mainstream rebel groups to unite to more effectively confront the Assad regime, AlQaeda, and ISIS.
Activists in northern rural Aleppo, meanwhile, said the Free Syrian Army groups edged closer to the ISIS-held town of Albab on Friday after they have liberated the nearby village of Biza’a from the militias of the extremist group. The advance on Albab is part of the Turkish-backed Shield of the Euphrates offensive which is aimed at ousting terrorist groups from northern Syria.
The Syrian Coalition strongly condemned the assault by Fateh Al-Sham Front (formerly the Nusra Front) on the mainstream rebel groups in northern Syria. It called upon the FSA and rebel groups to unite into a national army that serves the Syrian revolution and its goals.
In a statement released last week, the Coalition reiterated its “absolute condemnation of acts of aggression in Syria and encroachment upon civilians’ rights as well as violations of civil liberties and human rights by Fatah Al-Sham Front and its supporters.” The Coalition stressed that these terrorist acts “serve the Assad regime and its allies, and they risk undermining the ability of the Syrian people to respond to external attacks on Syrian territory.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)