Jaysh al-Islam: "We did not discuss leaving Eastern Ghouta with Russia and we are not like al-Nusra Front."

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 6 مارس، 2018 9:54:53 م خبر عسكري جيش الإسلام

Damascus Suburbs (Rif Dimashq) - SMART

On Tuesday, the spokesman of Jaysh al-Islam, Hamza Beriqdar, told SMART that they did not discuss leaving the besieged Eastern Ghouta with Russia, adding, "the fighters of Ghouta are not from the al-Nusra Front and will not hand Ghouta's lands and homes to the loyalist forces and their militias."     

Beriqdar added, "The opposition factions and fighters of Ghouta are connected to their land and will defend it. For seven years we have defended our land as the Syrian regime, its allies, and mercenaries suffered losses (...)"    

Muhammad Allush, President of the Political Council of Jaysh al-Islam, told SMART that "asking us to leave Ghouta is part of a psychological war to weaken our fighters." He added, "The Syrian regime and Russia should preserve Syrian civilians' lives and stop killing them using all kinds of weapons weapons, including chemical weapons (...)"    

Allush added, "The people of Ghouta are the owners of the land (...) Jaysh al-Islam is ready to immediately comply with the United Nations Resolution 2401, which does not include expelling Ghouta's people from it."    

The statements came after the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria announced that they will ensure a safe exit for the fighters and their families from Ghouta and that the center will provide the needed transportation and protection for the fighters who wish to exit Ghouta.   

The spokesman of the Rahman Legion told SMART that Moscow is violating Resolution 2401 and continues to escalate the military attacks, forcing people to flee. The spokesman did not give explicit answers about a direct Russian offer to leave Eastern Ghouta.

The factions in the Battle of Harasta, which include the Ahrar al-Sham movement, the Rahman legion, and Jaysh al-Islam, announced the killing of 27 members of the loyalist forces during clashes near Harasta and al-Shayfouniah, after the loyalist forces and their militias seized several points in Ghouta.

On Feb. 24, 2018, the United Nations Security Council approved Resolution 2401, which calls for a 30-day ceasefire in all of Syria. Two days later, the resolution was followed by a Russian alternative, calling for a ceasefire for five hours per day only. The bombings continue despite the two agreements. Activists have documented the killing and injury of hundreds of civilians since the approval Resolution 2401.

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تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 6 مارس، 2018 9:54:53 م خبر عسكري جيش الإسلام
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