No split among Syrian opposition forces: representative

No struggle exists between Islamists and secularists amid the adoption of secularist ideas, the Turkey representative of the Syrian National Council (SNC) said

No split among Syrian opposition forces: representative

World Bulletin/News Desk

After 13 rebels groups in Syria led by the Nusra Front declared they no longer recognize the Syrian National Council (SNC), the Council's Turkey representative Khalid Hodja denied that there is a division among the opposition forces.

Hodja told an AA correspondent on Thursday that those groups manifested their uneasiness over their exclusion from the decision-taking process at the SNC. However, he rejected that a new political force had emerged or that there had been a split from the Free Syrian Army.

He said those groups declared in their statement that when the exclusion ened, their rejection regarding the SNC would also be over. Hodja denied the existence of a struggle between Islamists and secularists amid the adoption of secularist ideas.

Thirteen rebel groups declared on Wednesday that they do not recognize the authority of the Syrian National Council. Their joint statement said, "All groups formed abroad without having returned to the country do not represent us." The rebel groups' statement called on all those trying to topple Assad's government to unite under a "clear Islamic framework."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Eylül 2013, 17:14

Muhammed Öylek

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