Syrian Militant Group Offer Joint Strike against ISIS

Syrian Militant Group Offer Joint Strike against ISIS
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:23:08

The leader of a Saudi-backed militant group has hinted at taking sides with the Syrian government against ISIL terrorists, PRESS TV reports.

Zahran Alloush, who heads the so-called Jaysh al-Islam group, suggested reaching a political solution with President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

He also called for armed battle against ISIL Takfiri militants. The remarks by Alloush have drawn criticism from other militant groups in Syria.

Last month, the London-based online newspaper, Rai al-Youm, reported that secret talks were held between the Syrian government and a militant group. The meeting reportedly took place in the city of Duma, in Damascus countryside, where Jaysh al-Islam is also based.

Jaysh al-Islam, which has its own branches, is part of the broader so-called “Islamic Front”. Saudi Arabia is believed to have spearheaded the formation of this armed group.

Infighting has plagued militant groups operating against the Syrian government as the army continues to make more gains against the foreign-backed extremists on several fronts.

Militants have seen the emergence of ISIL in Syria suspicious as the Takfiri terrorist group poses a serious danger to their existence.

Syrian government has reportedly accepted calls for re-engaging with the armed opposition in a new round of peace talks planned by Russia.

Syrian Army Major Advance against Takfiri Militants in Idli & Quneitra

The Syrian Army pushed major advances against the armed groups in Idlib and Quneitra provinces, killing and injuring a great number of Takfiri militants.

The army soldiers stormed the hideouts of the rebels in the areas of Saraqeb, Maaret al-Numan and Abu al-Duhour in Idlib province, and claimed the lives of scores of them.

Meantime, the militants suffered major losses in al-Alam and al-Msheirfeh districts, as the army gained ground in Quneitra.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against both the army and civilians.

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.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

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