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Syria: 80% of opposition supports forming national army

Prime Minister of the Syrian interim government Jawad Abu Hatab
Prime Minister of the Syrian interim government Jawad Abu Hatab

The Prime Minister of the Syrian interim government Jawad Abu Hatab said that 80 per cent of the opposition factions have agreed to form a Syrian National Army.

In an interview with the Anadolu Agency, Abu Hatab said that “reaching the formation of a national army will require many stages that are not easy”.

“All factions have a sense of the need to move from partisan work to working within one army for the future of Syria,” he said.

He explained that “the interim government began to lay the foundation for the anticipated army and chose its staff from the factions’ officers,” noting that he has recently met with a number of factions that participated in “Operation Euphrates Shield” against Daesh and discussed with them ways to turn their forces into military components within a proper organisation and a national army.

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Abu Hatab said the army’s first task would be to protect the Syrian people and to bring down the regime, as well as combating terrorism and extremist organisations such as Daesh.

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  • RICH ESPUGA

    BRING DOWN Assad would be the best thing for all of syria. Assad has killed half a million people

    • faizan jafri

      Why dont u bring down america who killed millions of iraqis syrians afghanis libyans lebnese yemenis …and give birth to isis and other terrorists…why cant u bring down israel who is killing palestinians daily since decades..why cant u bring down saudis who had killed thousands of yemenis and saudi minorities…why cant u bring down bahraini rulers who is suppressing their revolt..are they second class ppl??

      • RICH ESPUGA

        YOU ARE JUST WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING TRROLL. Assad created isis. don’t palestinians shoot rockets at israel daily. don’t rebel terrorists from Iran fight in Yemen.

        • faizan jafri

          Oh wow..can u tell me the difrence between rebels n terrorists?? I can tell u..u r calling yemeni ppl as terrorist who fight saudi invaders ..did yemeni ppl do suicide attacks? They use remote control objects ause suivide is haraam in islam..they never bomb any mosque cause its allah’s house they ever yse copies of quran as bombs ..they didnt attack first..they demanded their rights..and they r same ppl who fought shoulder to shoulder with saudis a decade ago against then president..at that time when they were serving saudis they were called rebels but now when they r against saudis they are bieng called terrorist..clapping for u..mr blind hypocrite..yea i gorgot hezbullah ..israel called hezbullah its greatest enemy n terrorist and saudis do call the same..so u what i get from u is that those ppl who serve u are rebeles and those who dont serve u are terrorists..this is ur definition..fear from allah fear from allah..we come from him and shall return to him..prophet sawws do a lot of hard work to create this ummah..hussein AS sacrificed himself n his whole family for this ummah to protect it..and u ppl r breaking n killing muslims..bombing mosques..lets forget shia mosque or sunni mosque..its a mosque where ppl pray allah where ppl read quran al qareem ..but als not a single sunni ever protest and raise their voice against violence n bombings of mosques ..if u dont consider us as muslims let it be..but why u dont raise ur voice against killing mosques..its not shia mosque only..its the house of allah ..name of allah n his prophet written there…quran is there ..hadith is there..

          • RICH ESPUGA

            ALL YOUR BABBLE AND YOU HAVE SAID NOTHING TO PROVE ME WRONG

        • faizan jafri

          I dont have any personal love for assad ..but the thing which i see is that ..i see assad’s enemies ..who are assad’s enemies?? The america the west and the saudis are his enemies and its a well known fact america dont have any sympathy for muslim ummah ..why america exaggerating the problems of “sunni” muslims in syria while calling “sunni” muslims of palestine as terrorist??? You r believing whom?? U r trusting whom?? Who killed millions of muslims ..suddenly that same america start having sympathy for muslims of syria…why?? Am against all those who killed any muslim either sunni or shia…but ask “sunni” ppl of syria…i will go against iran where ever it comes of killing innocent and ll support iran where ever it save muslims..but u ppl blindly follow ..in war no power is innocent..but we have to find which is better…american pawns or free syria