The Syrian Coalition’s political committee on Tuesday held an emergency meeting to discuss ways to end the infighting that broke out between FSA groups in the town of Azaz in northern rural Aleppo. The meeting was attended by the head of the Syrian interim government Jawad Abu Hatab.
Abu Hatab warned of the serious repercussions the FSA infighting might have on the course of the revolution, stressing that it risks undermining the morale of the social base supporting the revolution. He underscored that such disputes must be arbitrated by a supreme judicial body.
“The FSA infighting is unacceptable,” Abu Hatab said. “We will put forward an initiative to resolve the current dispute in the town of Azaz.” He urged all FSA and rebel groups to unite in one national army whose guiding principles and goals are those of the Syrian revolution, namely freedom, dignity and justice.
Casualties were reported in the fighting that broke out between FSA groups in Azaz in Monday. Similar disputes broke out earlier between the two biggest FSA groups in eastern Ghouta, with dozens of casualties reported.
Secretary-General of the Syrian Coalition Abdul Ilah Fahd said that the Syrian people have made immense sacrifices over the course of the revolution, calling on all FSA and rebel groups to “respect the blood of the fallen heroes that watered every spot of Syria.”
Fahd urged the FSA and rebel fighters to adhere firmly to the principles and goals of the revolution, calling on the FSA and rebel commanders to see an example in the leaders who sacrificed their lives to defend the people, their freedom and dignity. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)