Major FSA and rebel groups rejected any cease-fire agreement unless it covered all liberated areas.
A statement issued by the groups, including Jaish al-Islam which controls areas in eastern Damascus, said they would not accept partial or local truces.
The signatories stressed that any attack on an area will be considered an attack on all liberated areas, adding they have the right to retaliate against regime attacks in the time of their choosing.
The statement by the FSA and rebel groups followed an announcement on Saturday by the Assad regime that it would respect a renewed Russian-US brokered truce that does not include Aleppo.
The Syrian Coalition called on the United States to put pressure on Russia to help stop the regime’s constant bombardment of Aleppo, where hundreds were killed and injured over the past ten days.
President of the Syrian Coalition Anas al-Abdah said that the Assad regime and its Russia and Iranian allies have effectively “buried” the truce that went into force on February 27 through the regime’s stepped up aerial bombardment on Aleppo.
Abdah said that the regime’s attacks on Aleppo amount to a war crime, calling for holding the perpetrators to account. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Anadolu Agency)