#Syria Weekly Report 16-22 August 2014 Source SMC…

#Syria – Weekly Report: 16-22 August 2014

Source : SMC Media Office

The report can be dowloaded : http://rfsmediaoffice.com/en/weekly-report-16-22-august-2014/

#report, #smc, #weekly

Why the Head of Staff was dismissed and arrested by the NC’s prime minister ?

According to Okaz, 1/2 million dollars  given to Mhammad Khalluf  former MD to fight Daesh in Aleppo, have disappeared and been stolen

#daesh, #hq-army-chief-of-staff, #smc

Weekly report 14-20 june 2014

you can download the report in pdf:
http://smcsyria.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/140620_english.pdf#page=1&view=FitH

#regions, #report, #smc, #syria, #weekly

JadBantha FSA gives Al Nusra Front 24 hours…

JadBantha
FSA gives Al-Nusra Front 24 hours to release Al-Numa head of SMC in Daraa, or they’ll declare a full scale war against Al-Nusra #Syria

#fsa, #al-numa, #daraa, #jabhat-al-nusra, #smc

#Syria #FSA group Harakat Hazm http www huffingtonpost…

#Syria

#FSA group Harakat Hazm.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-lister/american-anti-tank-weapon_b_5119255.html

From Charles Lister’s article on the appearance of US made TOW anti-tank missiles in rebel hands. Here is part of his description of the Harakat Hazm group which has been using these weapons recently.
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Harakat Hazm was established on 25 January 2014 via the merger of 12 small moderate rebel factions, including several from the now largely defunct Kataib al-Farouq:

  • Kataib Farouq al-Shamal
  • 9th Special Forces Brigade
  • 1st Brigade of Madraat
  • Liwa Ayman Bil Allah
  • Katibat Abi Harith – Farouq Hama
  • Katibat Ahrar al-Salmiya – Farouq Hama
  • Liwa Ahbab Allah
  • 60th Brigade
  • Katibat Shaheed Abdul Ghaffar Hamish
  • Katibat Shaheed Abdullahi Bukar
  • Saraya Sawt al-Haq
  • Katibat Abu Asad al-Nimr

The group was described in its foundation video as being divided into a northern and a southern division, led by Murshid al-Khalid (Abu al-Muatassim) and Mohammed al-Dahik (Abu Hatem), respectively. The group’s Secretary General was named as Bilal Atar (Abu Abd al-Sham), while Awdu Abu Zaid headed military operations and Hamza Shamali (Abu Hashem) took charge of political affairs

This all came to a head on 16 February when a secret meeting of the SMC in Istanbul announced at its conclusion that Selim Idriss was being dismissed and replaced by the little known commander of Al-Quneitra governorate’s Military Council, Brigadier General Abdel Ilah al-Bashir. The announcement sparked significant rifts within the SMC and the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) General Staff, and as such, several statements were quickly issued from inside Syria in support of Idriss – including one by Harakat Hazm on 17 February. Two days later, Idriss appeared in a video alongside 12 senior provincial-level SMC commanders and members of the FSA’s General Staff in which they rejected his dismissal and claimed they in fact represented the legitimate leadership of the FSA. In effect, the SMC-FSA structure was split in two.

Despite efforts made to mediate these serious divisions – including a set of meetings in early March that ended in a brawl in which Ahmad Jarba was punched three times – the damage has been done. Today, an entirely new and reshaped SMC leadership is now in place, leaving Idriss and his various important supporters inside Syria largely afloat, essentially representing a second distinct military opposition structure. And a core element within that structure is Harakat Hazm.
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read more in the article.

#bgm-71, #harakat-hazm, #salim-idriss, #smc