Sunday, 4 October 2015
Syrian rebel leader: Russian intervention shows Assad collapse
' "Russia's interference in Syria is a sign Assad's army is collapsing. In 2013, Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah said, 'We joined the war because the Free Syrian Army was getting close to Damascus.' Then in 2014, Shia militias entered because Hezbollah couldn't protect the régime, and now all these groups couldn't protect the régime, so we have Russia.
Russia considers anyone fighting the régime as their enemy. They didn't come here to fight ISIL, they are bombing civilians and the Free Syrian Army, and even other groups who are receiving foreign support.
America has no clear plan. They have let down the Syrian people. it's a very weak administration. They have left it all in Russia's hands. They didn't support their partners on the ground, and even the group they trained, they left them to face their fate against the régime and Russia's bombs. There's been no reaction."
He says what keeps his men fighting is that they have a just cause, fighting for freedom, dignity, and the need to rebuild a free Syria for the next generation.'