September 8, 2017
The history of Ahmad Al-Abdu and Ussoud Al-Sharqiya Free Syrian Army groups testifies to their distinguished performance in confronting the terrorist Assad regime and ISIS. The two groups lost many fighters in battles across Syria.
Instead of strengthening the role of these two groups in the fight against the Assad regime and in stopping ISIS’s expansion in the Syrian Desert, regional and external parties are sending a message full of conditions that undermine the very existence, role and destiny of these two FSA groups. The terms of these conditions were confirmed during meetings that were held in one of the neighboring countries. The two groups were told to withdraw their fighters with their weapons to Jordan and to transfer their families to Al-Azraq refugee camp. The move contravenes the will and determination of the two groups and their relationship with the support room as well as the battles in the area.
In addition to being inconceivable, it is feared that the move is part of an arrangement or deal with Russia and the murderous regime with regards to the Syrian Desert to end the presence of the Free Syrian Army in the area.
Following the laying out of these conditions, the Syrian Coalition met with representatives of the two Coalition-affiliated groups and consulted with them on the steps to be taken to stop these measures. The Coalition contacted officials of the US administration in charge of the Syrian file as well as with many friendly parties and FSA groups. The Coalition continues its consultations with the brothers in Jordan and the supporting parties on behalf of the two FSA groups to warn of the consequences and implications of this move.
The Coalition stresses it fully rejects the withdrawal of forces known for their bravery to outside the Syrian territory at a time when ISIS militants are moving freely in different directions on the Syrian territory right under the nose of the world and the watchful satellites of major countries. The Coalition condemns all deals being reached at the expense of the struggle of the Syrian people and their legitimate aspirations for freedom and their right to fight the murderous Assad regime and the ISIS terrorist group.
May our wounded recover, our detainees be free, and our fallen heroes rest in peace.
Long live Syria and the Syrian people, free and with honor.