Syria Rebels Want Military Intervention, Even without U.N. Nodإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The rebel Free Syrian Army called for outside military intervention against the Damascus regime even without U.N. Security Council approval, in a video posted online on Thursday.
General Mustafa Ahmed al-Sheikh, who heads the SLA military council, charged that the government, unlike rebel fighters had failed to respect a ceasefire deal agreed with U.N.-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan.
He called for "the formation of a military alliance of countries friendly to the Syrian people, without U.N. Security Council approval, to carry out surgical strikes on key installations of the regime."
Russia and China have blocked strong Security Council action on the 13-month-old crisis in Syria.