Syrian Rebel Spokesman Decries U.S., UK Aid Decision


A spokesman for Syria's main Western-backed rebel group has criticized the decision by the United States and Britain to suspend nonlethal aid to opposition fighters in northern Syria.

The U.S.-British decision reflected Western fears of the growing strength of al-Qaida-linked forces among the rebels. It came after some of the aid was seized by Islamic militants.

The rebel spokesman, Louay Muqdad, said Thursday that Free Syrian Army commanders would contact U.S. and British officials to clear up the "misunderstanding."

He said he hoped the decision would be reconsidered because it would impact negatively on the Syrian people, not just the rebel FSA.

Wednesday's suspension was another blow to the rebels amid diminished international support for their struggle and recent losses on the battlefield against President Bashar Assad's troops.

Comments 5
Thumb _mowaten_ 12 December 2013, 16:29

hush now, you dont get to criticize your master. they said you're on a tight leash now.

Thumb cedre 12 December 2013, 17:50

damascus-homs still closed due to yabrud and adra...

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 December 2013, 19:08

lol anonyme, with all those secret "deals" you have access to i bet you must be one the world's top diplomats.

stop fantasizing man, havent you learned from 3 years of failed predictions?

Thumb _mowaten_ 13 December 2013, 14:02

arranging for convoys not to attacked by rebels does not require letting the SAA eradicate them. the SAA is eradicating them because they're winning, plain and simple, i think you're smart enough to realize that.

Thumb _mowaten_ 13 December 2013, 16:12

it will take time, but that's unrelated to the point you were making here, that SAA's advances are "part of a deal"