The spokesman of Al-Mujahedeen Army: We aspire to build a pluralistic civil state that respects human rights which is maintained through a popular referendum
Being busy with managing the operation room on one of the fronts of western Aleppo against the regime did not prevented him from giving us minutes of his time to respond our questions and give his opinion, not only about Aleppo’s battle or developments on the ground, but also about the revolution’s goals that the FSA is working hard and offering many lives to achieve.
As part of its campaign to support the FSA, the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office met with captain Amin Malhees, the military spokesman and the commander of Al-Rashideen Operation Room of Al-Mujahedeen Army.
The captain considered that “the goals of the revolution were expressed by the demonstrators in the protests since the beginning of the Syrian revolution in which they demanded for the basic human rights of freedom, dignity, and justice. Moreover, they called for a state that secures the citizens’ right of living in freedom and dignity in addition to achieving justice in this state that includes all spectrums of the Syrian people.”
When asked about the political solution in Syria, the military spokesman of Al-Mujahedeen Army replied, “Wars do not end without sacrificing blood, at the end it is a must to sit down at the negotiation table. The opposition has proven to be more serious in this regard than the system.”
Malhees added, “We are ready to sit down again to any negotiating table, but on the condition that its perspective is going to depend on the decisions of the First Geneva Conference. In the matter of fact, the existence of a political solution depends on the seriousness of the regime and those who stand behind it of the supportive countries such as Russia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and others. They provide the regime with arms and the militias that are fighting on his side; thus, the regime does not show so far seriousness in accepting the political solution.”
As for the way in which the FSA deals with civilians, the military leader of Al-Mujahedeen Army said, “The FSA took the responsibility of protecting the revolution and civilian in the liberated, newly liberated, and even the regime-controlled areas.”
Captain Amin pointed out saying, “the most important reason for taking up the arms and forming the FSA was to protect the peaceful demonstrations which took out to the streets calling for freedom and overthrowing the regime; however, the regime responded to them with bullets. In the meanwhile, the regime shells civilian using aircraft, barrel bombs, chemical weapons, cluster bombs, napalm, phosphor, and all internationally prohibited weapons. It even went so far to use the intercontinental Ballistic Missiles that were launched from Russian barges, the Caspian Sea, and the Mediterranean.”
He stressed that the FSA is working hard to protect civilians, and this is what happened in the battle of Aleppo in which the FSA secured the departure of families out of Al-Assad Suburb after being left by the regime forces to their destiny.
In his answer to the question of the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office about the difficulties that hinder the FSA from achieving its goals and the goals of revolutionaries, Captain Amin said, “The FSA constantly faces obstacles, the most important one of them is not arming the opposition with quality weapons such as anti-aircraft machineguns which have been always requested by the opposition and the FSA. The Assad regime depends on the aircraft in order to achieve any progress on the ground, and we need arms to prevent the massacres of this regime which bombed schools, hospitals, markets, mosques, and churches. We all remember the massacre of Haas School where more than 30 children were killed.”
The military leader in Al-Mujahedeen Army stressed the importance of the countries of the Friends of Syria Group and the qualitative support they provide for the FSA.
About his vision for the state in the future Syria, he said, “We aspire to build a pluralistic civil state that respects human rights and preserves freedoms. We want to establish the state of freedom, dignity, and justice where law is respected and the constitution is chosen by the people through a referendum.
Mohammad Al-Hussein – The Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office