' "The al-Assad regime said the Russian and Iranian forces are “fighting terrorism”, while in fact they are only assisting the regime in its crimes against Syrians.
Your masks had fallen and your true faces are revealed. Especially for those countries who pretended to be our friends and support the Syrian revolution. Therefore we consider Russian and Iranian forces and government as our enemies and preserve our right to fight them as occupying forces.
We reject and refuse the dividing of Syrian land, and promise the Syrian people that we will do our best to restore our land in full. This is a goal that we will sacrifice our life for.
The scene is now clear for all Syrians— our appeals to the Arab and Muslim world were in vain after their silence on the regime's crimes. But this has only increased our determination and energy. May God bring us back victorious."
"Amid an international shift in favor of—or at least ambivalence toward— Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remaining in power, opposition groups and rebel factions have unified against the tide. Also on Saturday, the Syrian opposition's external political wing Syrian National Coalition (SNC) joined powerful Islamist factions and Western-backed rebel groups in Syria to sign a statement against a UN peacemaking framework drafted in July." '