‘Senior FSA commander resigns from post’

A senior commander of the so-called Free Syrian Army and head of the foreign-backed militants in the northern city of Aleppo has reportedly resigned from his post over division of opposition.

In an online video, Abdul Jabbar Akidi criticized the opposition and the so-called Syrian National Coalition, saying they are weak and irresponsible.

He said that a number of armed commanders have joined the battle against the Syrian government only to gain fame and power, adding the international community’s silence towards the crisis in Syria is not acceptable.

Akidi reportedly defected from the Syrian army in May 2012 and has led the militants in Aleppo since July 2012.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. Reports indicate that the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside the country.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in the violence.

On November 2, the UN Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos warned that the humanitarian situation in Syria continues to “deteriorate rapidly and inexorably.”

“The number of people we estimate to be in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria has now risen to some 9.3 million,” she said, adding, “6.5 million people are displaced from their homes, within the country.”

By Press TV


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