"Ahmad al-Jarba Syria’s new dictator"

Sat Feb 22, 2014 21:21:54

The former chief-of-staff of the so-called Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) Supreme Military Council Salim Idris has called Ahmad Jarba “Syria’s new dictator,” Egyptian daily Youm 7 reported on its website.

Idris lashed out at Jarba, the head of the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC), in a televised interview.

Idris was sacked and replaced by Abd al-Ilah al-Bashir on February 17. The decision to replace the former Syrian general was made  after a meeting of FSA’s Supreme Military Council in Turkey.

Slamming the Saudi-backed Asaad Mustafa, Idris also said that he did not recognize Asaad Mustafa as the defense minister of the SNC.

Syria sank into a foreign-sponsored war in 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.


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