FREE SYRIAN ARMY ARE PARTNERS IN FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM
In a June 27 meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, Syrian Opposition Coalition President Ahmad al-Jarba reiterated the Syrian Opposition’s commitment to establishing a strategic partnership with the United States in the fight against terrorism and the Assad regime’s enablers of extremism.
President Jarba stressed that the key to defeating the Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS was to strengthen the tribes and Free Syrian Army fighters that are currently waging war against this terrorist force in eastern Syria. He thanked Secretary Kerry for the Administration’s commitment to increase support for the Syrian opposition, particularly the proposed expansion of the train and equip program for the Free Syrian Army.
The Free Syrian Army has established an operations center in the province of Deir al-Zor to combat ISIS terrorist forces.
ISIS continues to besiege Syrian revolutionary forces on the border between Iraq and Syria, with battles ongoing in the strategic cities of Albu Kamal and Deir al-Zor.
President Jarba said that Free Syrian Army leadership is prepared to cooperate with the United States and allies to defeat ISIS. In May, President Jarba presented President Obama and Pentagon officials a proposal to enhance FSA capacity as a means to prevent ISIS from further expanding in Syria and Iraq.
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