Army of Islam rejects Geneva-2 conference

The Army of Islam, a rebel group in Syria, has rejected the Geneva peace talks.

Army of Islam rejects Geneva-2 conference

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Army of Islam, which includes 60 of Syrian opposition groups fighting against Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, has reaffirmed its objection to participate in the US, Russia and UN backed Geneva-2 conference.

The faction’s political coordinator, Mohammed Alloush, told Asharq Al-Awsat on Monday that “any political solution should be imposed from the field, not from foreign parties.”

Zahran Alloush was elected as the commander the Army of Islam, which was formed in September, having already led the Liwa Al-Islam group.

The Army of Islam takes its stronghold from the countryside surrounding Damascus, and unlike the Nusra Front, they are not linked to Al Qaeda and consist of mainly Syrian fighters, with most of their weaponry taken as war booty from the Syrian army.  

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Kasım 2013, 17:16